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Two blocks are made per month, and the swap partners are allocated in the middle of each month

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Nov and Dec I think

 For Jan... this was fun.
 Received from Jan... thanks they wil fit in beautifully.
 For Kate and these were hand delivered so I got to meet her and make this personal which was lovely.
 I was spoilt with 4 blocks. As Kate said she got carried away. Glad you did and thanks. Lovely to meet you as well.
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Just in time for Xmas

Guess what I got in the mail.
Another 2 lovely blocks and a surprise gift. 
A bookmark made out of selvedges. Very clever.
Thanks Sue

I also want to say a big thankyou to Michell. Your blocks arrived today. Another Xmas surprise.
Merry Christmas to everyone.

Friday, December 6, 2013

November Blocks

My two 6" blocks  which are being sent to Jo who has asked for Maple Leaves in autumn colours.

And these are what she sent to me.

The bows are so cute.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Blue and Green with White ...............

Friendship Stars for Joanne - I've had a lovely time finding fabrics and making variations of Friendship Stars.
These are in the mail and should arrive in a couple of days. Happy stitching Joanne, from Jan.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Michell watch for the postman

I have just completed my 2 blocks for Michell.
Any pattern in blue & white.
I tried the 3d method to make these bow ties.
Hope you like them.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blocks from Michell

 These are the two blocks that came winging my way from Michell in NewZealand. Thanks they are gorgeous. Hope that mine to you have arrived. Think they were posted two weeks ago so shoud have arrived. Thansk for swapping with me.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Octobers block to and from Madeline

I posted my blocks to Madeline
Lovely green & lemon stars with cream tone on tone suitable for a baby
And when I got home there was a parcel waiting for me.
3 beautiful coloured Maple leaves.

Well done & thank you Madeline

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friendship stars

These are for Joanne,who's request was blue and green with a touch of white.

They will be in the post tomorrow.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

For Brenda ..............................

Brenda asked for any block, and gave me a couple of colour choices. I couldn't stop at one, so made two very different blocks -

a woven heart in black and white, and a pinwheel in Tuscany colours.
I hope you are as pleased with these as you have been with all your other blocks Brenda. Happy stitching, Jan.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bloom table runner.

Here is the pretty table runner that I have made with blocks received in the six inch group.  This is a paper pieced block (before we had a separate group for them), called buttercup.  But it looks like a rose bud to me.

I am really pleased with how lovely this has turned out and how effective the blocks are placed in different ways.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Joanne blocks are flying home.

These are the September blocks I've made for Joanne.
Hope she likes them.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

my swap from Madeleine

 Lucky me got these 4 lovely blocks from Madeleine for Sept. Her blocks are winging their way to her. Think they crossed in the air. Thanks for being a great swap partner
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Xtra surprise

Jo in Australia was my September partner.
When I opened my mail today I had a wonderful surprise. I was blessed to say the least. She made me three blocks and a special little purse. WOW.
 She asked for fall colors in maple leaf.
I loved doing these.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

...... with a touch of blue .....

Robyn is my partner this month. Her request was for scrappy - I love scrappy - with a touch of blue. These are the blocks that are on the way to Robyn.

I hope you can find a place for them in your projects.
Happy stitching, Jan

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bright log cabins

My swap partner this month requested a log cabin block in any brights. I had fun delving into my bright stash


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blocks for Traci

Here are the blocks I made for Traci. One of the blocks is the same fabric used for my paper pieced swap.
I am happy with these colors. Hope Traci likes them too when they arrive.

I love the colors & fabrics you have used Traci. Thankyou

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The fall colors of maple leaf blocks are heading to Australia.

Jo is my partner for September and she asked for fall colors for her maple leaf block. I loved these colors and wanted to share them.
It just becoming fall here the colors were very inspiring.
Hope she likes them. :-)

Some Blocks

First up here are the June blocks from Margaret.  They are delightful. I also got some gorgeous fabric too.

Also these are the blocks I sent to Sue for August

Then these are my September Blocks I am sending out to Brenda using some of my 1930's stash.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pretty baskets

Two more pretty baskets arrived today, these are from Michell in New Zealand,
 I love them, thanks Michell x

Friday, September 6, 2013

July and August swaps

 Here are the two blocks I sent to Brenda in Ohio. We have swapped before in the 12" swap so it was lovely to swap again just downsized. Think the ones she sent me are at the bottom of this.. technology and me do not go together!
 These are the civil war/ reproduction log cabins I sent to Terese in Portugal. A challenge(I don't use these sorts of fabrics) but she loved them. The first one I did had a wonky centre hence she got 3!
 My beautiful returns from Terese and a hexie flower as well. I have finished my hexie flower garden quilt but this will make it's way into a novelty one that I am in the process of making.
 Why does blogger (or my camera turn things on their head???)anyway these are the stunning blocks from Brenda. Very happy with all my blocks so thanks to both Terese and Brenda.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

August blocks posted & received

Here are the lovely Maple Leaf blocks I received today from Ann
These are the ones I have posted to Ann
Hope you are as happy with them as I am.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

JULY blocks for ROBYN

These are the blocks I sent to Robyn
1: disappearing 9 patch............2: twisted log cabin
These are the ones Robyn sent me
She also added some little charms for me.
Aren't they just lovely. Thanks Robyn.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

July Blocks

These are my July blocks sent and received.

These log cabin blocks made in Civil War reproduction fabric were made for Teresa

And from her came these lovely blocks along with a bookmark which is in a book I am reading at the moment.

Friday, August 16, 2013

For Traci in America ..................

I bought some 'country fabrics' for my 12 inch swap this month, so made use of them for the 6 inch swap also.

I put them together in different ways to visualise the possibilities of a larger number of blocks - the secondary patterns could be very interesting!!!
I hope you are pleased Traci - they went into the mail yesterday.

Thank you so much for my beautiful blocks. I will be watching for them to arrive.  Jan

For Jan in Australia

I loved these blocks. They were fun.
The one on the left is brown outside, greenish inside and center is yellow, brown and green. The picture really makes the green look blue.

The one on the right is deep burgundy outside, yellow inside and center is the wonderful flowers.

They look so much better in person.

Friday, July 26, 2013

It's raining blocks

I was fortunate enough to have two swap partners this month, and all of my parcels arrived in the post together. My choice is either blooms or churn dash,
First are these lovely blocks from Jan who spoilt me with three blocks. I love the ballerina peeping out of the bloom.

And I was also spoilt by Brenda who included a churn dash in the 12 inch size, as I am making a chocolate churn quilt using both sized blocks.
 ps, apologies for my previous post where I mixed these up.  I opened them all up together and got the cards and notes mixed up.   The card above is from Jan.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Baby stars

New member Madeline is saving stars in lemons and soft greens for a baby quilt.

These will be in the post on Monday


Friday, July 19, 2013

For Sue .................

I made 2 Churn Dash blocks for Sue - one with two colours and one with 3. Such a different look! And I couldn't resist making one of Sue's second choice. Here they are -

Hope you like them Sue,
Hugs, Jan