Wednesday, August 31, 2011

From Sara....

This beautiful block is the newest block 
for my hubby's quilt...

Thank you Sara for all your 
hard work and time in making this
very beautiful block!!!

Thank you Lana

I love this block.  The half circles are a nice touch.  Thank you so much for your work.  Your block is in the mail. I hope you love it as much as I enjoy mine.

Are You Participating?

I love this swap group, I really do!  There are so many wonderful and productive members out there.  But I am sad to say that I have received several complaints lately of members not communicating with each other.  I've also been notified that there are members who are not meeting their obligations by making a block for their swap partner.  This takes the fun out of the swap and lack of fun causes me to become very grumpy and sad.  Thoughts of disolving the group start running around in my head.

Well, it's time for some cleaning out of the membership.  This month, if you do not receive an email in response to one you have sent to your swap partner, please let me know - of course, give them a few days to respond.  If you do not receive a block from your partner, I need to know about that too.  This is meant to be a fun group and lately it seems to have been anything but that from what I've been hearing in the complaint department.  So, be warned....if you do not receive a swap partner from me for the month of October, it's because you are not responding to either me or your swap partners emails.  Please read the following rules:

1. When you receive your email from me with your partner's information, please contact them by email to confirm details and their block preference

2. Make a block for them following their preferences and post it to them by the 25th of the month.   Make a block that you would be happy to receive (pressed, quality fabric, squared up, correct size)

3. Email your partner to let them know that it has gone in the post and that they should be expecting it

4. Email your partner to let them know that you have received their block so that they know their hard work has arrived and is appreciated.

5. If you are going to be unable to swap for any reason (unwell, going away, busy time at work, home etc) please let me know in advance if you are able.  You can sit out one swap, or a few if you know the duration of time you need away, or you can suspend yourself indefinitely and let me know when you are able to rejoin.

Now isn't that simple?  Okay, so much for my foot stomping and hair pulling.  Let's get back to having fun.  I look forward to seeing all of the beautiful creations that will be posted here in the future.

Linda G

Block from Bobbie

Block from Bobbie
This block arrived yesterday from Bobbie, it goes soooooo well with my other blocks found here

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sneek Peek at Natasha's block

This is really bad lighting...but here is a small look...

Hello to Pamela :)

Please help me say "Hello" to our newest member!  Pamela is joining us from Virginia, USA.  You can check Pamela's blog out at Boston Bits.  Pamela has been quilting for 32 years! 

Welcome, Pamela!!

Linda G

Sunday, August 28, 2011

from Sue S to bobbie ...

this is the very colourful block I recieved from Sue .... I love the simple 9 patch block and the I Spy really just adds to a wonderful block ...

thank you so much Sue .. I loved being your swap partner ... and thank you for the fun little charm squares too ... they have already been earmarked for a project ...

from Lana to Bobbie

Lana's lovely card trick block arrived ... along with the lovely little sewing kit .... oh it really is such a sweet little thing ... and I am sure it will be put to good use ...

thank you so much Lana ... I love the colours in the block ... the aqua and green are gorgeous ..

Sneak Peek for Sue

Here is a sneak peek of the block I sent Sue S .. who said she had no color preference but her favourite colours were autumn tones .. I also looked at the pics which were on her blog too which gave me a great idea of what other colours had been used in her blocks ... thanks for listing them Sue ... made my task so much easier ...

Hope you like it ..

I put it in the mail late Friday ... so it should not be too far away from home now ...

Friday, August 26, 2011

From Shannon to Susan

I have finally gotten your block done. I will be shipping it soon, I will let you know as soon as I drop it in the mail. Until then here is a sneak peek. I hope you like it. I loved making it!!

From Susan to Shannon

Thank you Susan for such a great block. I am sorry that I have not post a picture about it. With the wedding and all of the changes in my life things have been very crazy! I love the block and can't wait to use it.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sneak Peak for Bryan

 Not much of a peak, I know, but Bryan chose the pattern and the colors and I don't want to give tooooo much away!!

Sneak Peek for Q

Brenda G asked me to post this picture for her.  This is a sneak peek for Q and will be going out in tomorrow's mail.

Linda G

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mr Pumpkin for Sandi

Carolyn asked me to post this sneak peek of "Mr Pumpkin" for Sandi for the August swap.

Linda G

Log Cabin

Here's the log cabin block my partner requested for August. She didn't specify a color scheme, so I went with a springy look. Hope she likes it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Got a block! :D

woohoo!  Janet's poor block from Canada had a long journey getting here.

I was so happy, I forgot to press it first!

We were partners during their mail strike, which put things on a slow boat, I guess. Postmarked July 4th, it finally arrived in Florida while I was on a road trip to move a daughter to college - some time between the 13th and 21st of August.  That's OK - it's going to be a good year before I have a full set of these blocks to put together.  ;D

We Have Another Newbie (and a quick reminder)

Please say hi to our newest member, Linda McA from Texas!  Linda has a blog called suemacseeds - why don't you drop by for a visit.  She will be joining in our swap starting in September. 

And this is as good as time as any to remind you that your blocks should be in the mail by Thursday, August 25!  I will be sending out emails that day with swap partner information.  If you do not receive an email from me by the 26th, please check your spam folder and if it's still not there, please let me know immediately.

Linda G

August block from Lori

Look at this beautiful basket!  The colors are prettier in real life - my favorite combination of pink and green.  Lore was also kind enough to send a couple of pink and green fat quarters and a knitted pink dish cloth.  Thanks so much Lori!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sneak peak for Marina in The Netherlands

Marina, I hope you enjoy the Violet quilt block I am sending you tomorrow. 
It is the first time I have made one of these blocks, and I am inspired to make some more!!!
Since you had no special request, I hope you like the colors and block.
Happy Quilting!
Becky in Tulsa, OK

Friday, August 19, 2011

Block for Pat

I heard from Pat and she has received my block so now I can show it to you : )  She requested a bright star.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Peek for Leona August Block

Here's a little peek for you!  Hope you enjoy :D

For Lori in WI and Laurrie in Edmonton

I'm still traveling but my neighbor sent our mail to us in Coos Bay, Oregon.

Thank you both for the wonderful blocks. Lori, all the extras were like Christmas in August. The crochet dishcloth is a welcome addition to my trailer since I had just used my current one to mop the floor hence could not use it for dishes. Thank you.

Laurrie, you couldn't have sent a more perfect block. My husband and I spent a week in Edmonton last year and just loved your city. My maple leaf block will be treasured.

Susan in Spokane

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sneak Peak - August Block for Robyn

This block is on its way to Australia. Robyn, I hope it works for you and is what you were looking for.

Welcome Linda B

Please join me in welcoming our newest member Linda B from Arizona!  Linda B will be joining in the September swap and looks forward to her partner making either a Card Trick or a 9 Patch block for her.  Welcome, Linda B!!

Linda G


A lil-peek for you....
It is in a envelope on it's way to your home! :)

Over at Sunny's blog she has a beautiful list of her block's from this year!
great idea!
  I enjoyed being August block swap partners with you!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A little Art Deco...

For Mr. Kurt...
I had to research  a little for this one...
When I finished I did think 
Art Deco...does that count??
I hope you like it!!!


Block For Charlene

Blondie asked me to post this picture for her.  This is her block for Charlene.  Blondie said this will be going out in today's mail.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thank you, Michelle!

I received this beautiful block in the mail today.  What a lovely surprise!  It looks great and the colors will go perfectly with the others in my quilt.

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Here’s a sneak peak of your block:

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

From Kathy in OH to Staci

Kathy made this darling improvisational house block for me!  Isn't it the cutest thing?  I love it, and think she did a great job on it.  The gingham and polka dots are just perfect. 
Kathy also sent along this happy pinwheel star!  I really love her fabric choices.  The bright clear colors are just what I was hoping for, and she did a lovely job on both blocks.  
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Kathy!

Welcome 2 New Members!

We have two new members in our swap group!  Please welcome Samantha from Washington (USA) and Penny from North Carolina (USA).  Samantha's blog is Quazy Quilter's Musing and Penny's blog is Little Pen Pen.   Please take a moment to check out both of these wonderful blogs and leave them a comment.  Both of these gals will be participating in the September swap.
Welcome ladies!!  I hope you enjoy the swap!

Linda G

Sneak Peak for Colleen in NC

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Thank you
so much
for the lovely block!
It has arrived to my home in
Wisconsin & it is being admired!
Thank you so much~
I was blessed!

Block for Pat

Here's a peek at the block for Pat : )

Monday, August 8, 2011

Block For Elizabeth

Pat asked me to post this for her:


Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Peek for Heather in Nova Scotia :D

I really liked making this block. I'm going to have to make a traditional quilt from them some day.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sneak peak for Staci in AZ

Here's a sneak peak for Staci in AZ from Kathy in OH:
Is it the corner to a star?  Is it the roof to a house?  Time will tell... Hope Staci likes it in the red, white, and blue!

To Bobbie from Lana

I hope you have received this...and that you
like it when you do....and there's a hint of 
something extra there for you as well...

For Heidi...

Heidi asked for a log cabin 
and no earth tones...
I hope she likes Denyse Schmidt!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

From Jodi in CO to Mary in Canada!!

I hope that you enjoy this little peek of your August Block. I enjoyed making it as I also love teal!! Enjoy and be watching the mail because it is on it's way!

Luv ya, Jodi from Colorado

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sneak Peek for Shannon

Susan asked me to post this for her:

A sneak peak for Shannon--will be in the mail this week.

Thank you Melissa

Thanks Melissa.  I love the block - pink and wonky star, it's perfect!

Sneak Peak for Jackie in KS

Here is my sneak peak for Jackie in Kansas!

I hope you like it :)

Thank you, Staci from AZ!

Staci from AZ is definitely on the ball this month!  Geez, I got my block swap block for the Block Swap Adventure on 8/1!  Wow, Staci!  Rocket fast shipping AND an awesome block.  I requested that I wanted a block in yellow and orange.  Staci hit the nail on the head.  Cute cute cute block.  I love it!

Monday, August 1, 2011

From Sunny

Look at the wonderful block I received from Sunny in Maryland!  It is just wonderful and will fit in my 4th of July quilt perfectly.  Thank you Sunny!!!

August Sneeky Peek for Lana

Hope you like, I plan to have it in the mail this week (hopefully!) 

PS - Partner, don't look at my blog unless you want to see the whole thing!