Friday, September 30, 2011

Thank You Pamela

I just want to take a moment and say thank you so much to Pamela. Your package could not have come at a better time. You see, we just had another flood. So, I thought I had lost everything with the first flood, but this last flood on Wednesday took the rest of everything. We are all OK. When your package arrived, my son gave it to me, knowing what fabric means to me, he said "mom, don't cry, it's from one of your quilting friends". Well....that being said, I started to cry before I even opened the box. He gently took the letter off the box and read it. It was all over after that. I never imagined getting a whole box of fabric and thread. And a lot too! How awsome is that, a day after another flood, to get a box of fabric? Enough.....thanks so very much. If ever I can do something for you, please don't hesitate.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lori knocked it out of the park!

Lori went above and beyond by sending me three gorgeous bachelor puzzle blocks!  I even got a cute notepad with my initial(sorry no picture).  Here are my blocks:

I agree, Linda, you did a wonderful job putting the two of us together this month : )  Lori, please thank your sweet daughters for all their input : )   What a great swap!

The Trimmings

Were worth the wait! Ha!
Look how pretty my lovely September
"Pin-wheels" block is.
It's got a country, vintage appeal :)
Just what I love...
It was so funny this month Miss Linda really did such
a good job at partners as I had to do a block that is
so much my older daughter (my opposites)
& used her opinions on colors etc...
Making something that "was not"
country nor vintage!
On the other hand Elizabeth had to do her opposite as well!
Ah such is was fun & I am pleased! :)
Thank you Elizabeth for the lovely & so neatly made block...
and the pretty fabrics that  as well were tucked in my envelope!
Looks so much better than ...the lil-pile of trimmings! :)
Don't you think?
Blessings to you~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

From Linda B. to Shannon

I have the right Linda and the right block this time. Hi Linda B. I just got your block today. And I LOVE IT!! So bright and happy. It is so great. Thank you!!

Thank you Brenda!

Love it! Love the colors so much! Thanks!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Awesome block from Samantha

Samantha sent me this awesome block.

My design wall is full but here it is next to one of my other blocks I have received.

BTW I am having a giveaway on my blog here

:o) Colleen

From Linda to Shannon

Edited to add:
I messed up and posted this on the wrong blog. It was bound to happen evenutally. LOL! So this is what I am doing over on Let's Bee Together. Come on over and take a look.

I received my first block. Thank you Linda!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Block for Lori

My sneek peek for Lori is this:

The pinwheel/4-patch quilt block will go to the post office tomorrow.  These were the leftovers from trimming the block : )

August & September Peeks

As usual I'm running behind. I finally made my August block for Debra in Australia. Wonky blocks aren't my strong suit so I kept putting it off. I'm so sorry it's late but here is a peek
Hope you like it Debra

Now for September. My block partner for September is Jodi. I received her block last week and I really like it - it will go great with all the others. Here is the picture
and here is a peek of the one I did for her

Sneak peek for Samantha in Washington

Samantha wanted soft blues and pinks and ivory.  I hope she likes my modern fabrics with this tradional block.
:o)  Colleen

Pam in PA Sept sneak peak

Oh, my, Pam. This was a doozy. Did I cut the squares the correct inches?  Why did I keep making mistakes?  My Okla Sooners and OSU Cowboys both on TV? That could not possibly be the problem!  Anyway, it is finished. Made with hand dyed fabric (my own hand dyed). If you get it in the light, the colors look very different; in the dark, they blend too much. But oh well, I accomplished something yesterday!! Please enjoy!  Becky in Tulsa OK

Elizabeth R...

Thank you for a real challenge!
The envelope is on it's way  to Oklahoma :)
I am so hoping that this block will work for you...
longer story here-just don't want to show & tell all
& why I was double! Ha!

As my children would say...
"mail man mail man run like a fox & put this in Miss Elizabeth's mail box"!
~Lori M.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Sneek Peek For Colleen

Here is a sneek peek for Colleen in North Carolina!  Hope you like it.  I'm gonna get it in the mail Saturday morning.

Samantha :)

A September Block

A September Block by creativedawn
A September Block, a photo by creativedawn on Flickr.

Hi Becky! Here is a peek at your block. Hope you like it...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Peek for Debra A

I know that for most people that wonky is easy, but this block has been a challenge for me. Nothing came out as measured and I had the hardest time getting the block to measure 12 1/2". I was ready to put a frame around it but stopped myself. So, Debra A., here is a little hint of summer coming your way.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Your swap blocks are due to be mailed no later than Sunday, September 25.  I will be emailing out October swap partners on Sunday as well.  If you do not get an email from me, please check your spam box.  If it's still not there, please contact me on Monday.  Unfortunately, there are a couple of members that will be dropped this month for lack of communication.

Linda G

Block Received from Sunny

September was my first month to join the BSA group, and I am THRILLED with the block that Sunny sent me:

My photo doesn't even begin to show you how pretty this block is!  The colors are actually brighter than my lousy photography ability allows me to show.  Thank you so much Sunny!  It is perfect.

I have always drooled over this quilt:

Aunt Grace's Garden Party... It is offered as a BOM in a lot of places, but I don't think I could ever create anything so pretty.  I am hoping to pick up the colors in our monthly swaps to create something similar.  Sunny's block is a PERFECT start!  Thank you, Sunny!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September Block for Leanne from Cathy/CrafteeCC

for Leanne
I had such a 'mental block' for this one Leanne, I hope you like what I have made - it is in the post today and here is a tease


This is a test

Sneak Peak for Brenda

I hope you will like this. I do believe it almost screams country!

My Card Trick from Shannon!

Here is the lovely Card Trick block I got from Shannon W.
Thank you Shannon! I just love it! Glad you had fun making it!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Block From Susan Mc

I received this beautiful block from Susan Mc, one of our newest members.  I just love the Star in a Star design and the fabrics are perfect.  Thank you so very much for the wonderful block and for being my swap partner this month.

Linda G

September blocks sent and received

My swap partner for September was Mary from Toronto.  We've had a lovely time chatting by e-mail and we've both received our blocks from each other already. 

First up here is what Mary made for me.  I love how the fabric makes this block dance and sparkle.

Mary also sent me this block which she made but wasn't happy with. 

Frankly I think it is lovely too.  I just love movement in blocks - the combination of the pinwheel shape and that lovely yellow fabric makes this pinwheel blow in the wind!

Here is the block I sent Mary.  She asked for any block in teal.  I had to look on the internet to find out what colour teal is.  I think I got it right.  Mary said she loves the block.

September has been a great swap month.  Thanks for being my partner Mary!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Sneek Peek for Shannon W from Linda B

Another beautiful basket block

Woo Hoo!  This is my second basket block to come in the mail this month.  thanks so much to Pamela for her beautiful work.  She also sent a second block so that i could construct my own block, and a few little extras.  Thanks Pamela!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hint for Linda G. P.S. Not the One I Sent

I am showing a portion of the block I made to try out this design.  Your block will have nifty red, white and blue.  I mailed it Saturday.

Sneak Peek for Leona

Carolyn asked me to post this for her:

Here is a sneak peek for Leona.  The block is in the mail and headed her way.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

for Pamela and Penny

I was lucky to have two partners this month, and their blocks are ready to go in the mail on Monday.

For Penny:

And for Pamela:
Hope your like them, ladies!

Sept Block

Here's the block I made Laurrie for Sept. She asked for a spring colored For Patch Star. Hope she likes it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

From Shannon to Linda in AZ

Linda I mailed off your block today. I hope you like it!! I loved making this block.

Block From Jaclyn

Susan L. asked that I post this for her.....

Thank you Jaclyn for the beautiful block!  Yours will be in the mail this weekend.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blocks Sent & Recieved!!

I received this really cute block from Tiffany for the August Swap. Thank you Tiffany! I love it!
 This is the block that I made for Tiffany. She should receive it in the mail any day now! I hope that you will like it!
Many Regards, Leona

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blocks Received for August and Sneak Peek for Michelle in WA for September

Here are the wonderful blocks I received for August from Bren in TN!

I love both of them!
and here is the second (yay two!)
Here is a sneak peek for Michelle in WA my September partner

Block for Heidi

Block for Heidi
Heidi asked for a log cabin any colour, given that I was making one for Kym over at the QBSA2 in purple and yellow I decided to stay with purple and add green as I had used all my yellow scraps up (yellow is very short in my stash - what a great excuse to go fabric shopping) I hope Heidi likes it and if you want to see the full block and the others I've been making go visit my blog
Sue S

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Look-See for Sunni...

The blocks you sent to me are WONDERFUL!!! My sweet man loves BOTH of them!
Thank you so much for the work you did!  

Forgive the bad lighting...I wanted to post both so, here's a good look close up...

I hope you like what I am sending should get it by Saturday!

August - Natasha's block

August block by creativedawn
August block, a photo by creativedawn on Flickr.

My partner received her block and really likes it. You really cannot tell the wonderful color from this picture; but it really is a pretty green with a lovely blue print fabric...the center is a solid Kona Glad to have made you smile, my friend...