Monday, December 31, 2012

January Sneak Peak for Lynn

This should be in the post today.  I say should as DH took it with him when he went to work, planning to stop at the Post Office on the way, I'll check tonight and if it slipped his mind it will be posted on Wednesday

Dec Block for Teresa in the UK

Hi Teresa: I hope the Holidays were alot of Fun. Happy New Years to you and your family!

Here is a Sneak peek of your block!. It will go out in the mail on Wednesday!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

January Sneak Peek for Ida

Here's the January sneak peek for Ida in Texas.  She requested a paper-pieced block called Wild Zinnia.  She already knows what the block looks like.  I don't want to ruin the surprise with the fabric choices.  But I can show you this:
Happy New Year everybody!  I'm looking forward to making 2013 a great year.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Sneak peeks for December(Tara) and January(Vicki)

Here are my 2 blocks that I will send out on Monday December 31st!

I loved doing both!

Hope you will like then Tara and Vicki!

Happy New Year to all my fellow swappers!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sneak Peek for Rachelle from Debbie

Hope you like it, Rachelle! On its way this weekend. Happy New Year, everyone!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sneak peak for Jen

Sadly, this will be my final block for this swap for awhile.  I'm going to step back and work on some other projects for now.  I've been in BSA for 2 years, and I've received some beautiful blocks.  Thank you all!

Friday, December 21, 2012

January swap partners

Hello everyone!  I am going to send out the block swap partners tonight.  I know it's a little early, but since the 25th is Christmas, I thought having them in advance would help with planning (or if anyone is sewing this weekend).  Please let me know if something is wrong with the emails or such! This is my first time!

I would really like to see more teaser pictures.  If you don't know how to take a teaser picture, you can use a full picture of the block, and go to you can upload your picture, then crop a piece of it out.  You can also email them to me and I would be willing to crop it for you! When you post if you would tag it as teaser & january 2013.

Also please post pictures of the blocks you receive, along with letting your partner know that you have received the block!  When you post it if you would add the tag January 2013

- Melissa

*edit* Jessica I got an email back saying your email doesn't work! if you could email me your email that would be great!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thanks, Shannon!

Here's the block that I received from Shannon from the December Block Swap Adventure. I requested the Churn Dash block, but how did she know that I just LOVED orange? I don't know if the picture shows the detail, but the cream background fabric is gorgeous too. Thanks, Shannon! I love it.

Monday, December 17, 2012

My Block for Charlene

This is my December block for Charlene.  I'm assuming she's received it by now since I mailed it two weeks ago.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

my last 2 blocks

Block for Ruth

Block for Susan
I have decided to take a break from the group, I asked Linda before she also decided to take a break to take me off the group. I have found a group here in Australia that does the same sort of stuff but it is all Australian so postage is always $1.20.
My last 2 blocks are the same  Ruth in November (yes it is late - life got in the way) wanted any block in pastel fabrics and Susan for December wanted  any star in floral or pastel. This block when you make the hst you end up making 2 blocks. I picked the softest pastels in my bright stash to make them.
I hope this group goes from strength to strength and you continue to enjoy making block for each other, for all my partners over the last 2 years thank you for your lovely handwork.
Happy Christmas and a great New Year Sue Stubbings

Welcome a new member

We have a new member that will be joining us for the January swap.  Beverly, from Oklahoma.  Please give her a warm welcome!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

December Blocks

Here is the block Cathy Cates sent me from Oz

And here are the blocks I sent to Cathy. I hope she got them. I hope she likes them!

Friday, December 14, 2012

A little behind in posting....

October Swap

For Jen in PA
I hope she got this block, I haven't heard back from her.
I previously posted the block she sent me.

November Swap

What a wonderful surprise to open the envelope
with this beauty in there from Cathy in Australia.
Thanks for the great swap!
For Cathy in Australia
A purple "Antique Tile"
"The House That Jack Built"
 Another for Cathy 
December Swap

This is from Susan in Iowa, a paper pieced Missouri Star.
I absolutely love everything about it!!!
Another from Susan , the colors really pop more in person.
What wonderful Christmas gifts. Thanks for the swap!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New moderator here!

Hello everyone!  I just thought I would introduce myself to you.  I joined this group in May, and have enjoyed getting to know new people, trying new quilt blocks and seeing what others made.  I have been quilting for about 10 years.  I love blogging about it because I can see how much I have learned.

I will not be changing anything, but since this is a new year, there might be duplicates from the past year.  The only thing I would want *more* of would be to see teaser pictures and pictures when people get the blocks.  That's one of my favorite parts!

If you have any suggestions please feel free to email me at

Thank you for all the warm wishes!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Good News!

One of our faithful members has stepped forward and will be carrying on with Block Swap Adventure.  Your new leader is Melissa (also known as sewgreenm)! 
 I'm sure Melissa will do a wonderful job.  Please make the transition easy for her and help her in any way you can.  Melissa will make all decisions and assignments effective immediately.
Thank you, Melissa, for taking on the job of moderator/hostess.  

Linda G

Sneak Peak for Samara

Hopefully Samara has her November block.  It was winging her way to Australia a couple of weeks ago.  She requested blues and greens. The fabric in the upper right corner is from "Simply Color" by V & Co.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thank you, Donna!

Thanks so much for this wonderful block, Donna--I love it! I've enjoyed being part of the swap these last four months. Thanks to Linda, Shannon, Susan M. and Charlene for the hosting and the swapping! (This sounds sort of like an acceptance speech, doesn't it?) Have a very merry Christmas and safe and happy new year, everyone! 
Debbie in Tennessee

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Block for Patricia

Heres my "Lonestar" block that Patricia requested...its on its way to you on Monday...Thanks for being my partner!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Catching Up

It's been a very long time since I've posted and I have some catching up to do.
This lovely block I received in August from Susan M.

This fantastic block came in September from Ida F.

And this amazing block arrived in November from Donna P.

I really love them all!
Thanks to each of you ladies!

Sneak Peek for Shannon in Idaho

For December my block swap partner was Shannon from Idaho. Here's a sneak peek of the block that I made for her this month.

Thank you, Linda, for all of the hard work you have done with the Block Swap Adventure.  I have enjoyed my time here.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Block for Agnes

Here is a sneak peek of Agnes' block. I'm a little late in sending it :/

Sneak peek for Kim

Here is Kim's block (for December) in black & white since she already knows the design of her block!

I wish I could have figured out how to do this without paper piecing!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


After much thought and consideration, I have decided that December 2012 will be the last swap for Block Swap Adventure.  If someone would like to take over the group, I would be more than willing to help you get started and send you all the swap member information.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as your swap hostess and making so many new and lasting friends.  I hope you have enjoyed your time here and that most of your swaps were successful.  

Please complete your December obligation and continue to share your blocks here on the blog.

It's been a fun two years!  Thank you!!!!!

Linda G

Sneek Peek for Cathy C from Linda B

 Hope you like  them Cathy!

Monday, November 26, 2012

From Marina to Teresa

This lovely little block was waiting for me when I got home from my holiday.  I think it is delightful.  Thank you Marina.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

From Shannon to Shay

Shay I will be sending your block off to you tomorrow. Of course this is not how your block looks but this might give you a hint as to what is coming to you. 

From Shay to Shannon

I received THREE blocks form Shay for November. They are all so great!!! Thank you!! All of them are special!

Block for Debra

This is my November block for Debra.  I'm assuming she's received it by now.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sneak Peek for Shannon W from Shay H

Hope you like it (and the other things I snuck in there!)  I enjoyed making this!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sneek Peek for Sherry V from Linda B

Sherry it's on its way! Hope you like them!

Swap Partners

A very happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I will be sending out December swap partner info today (Wednesday, Nov 21).  That way you can work on blocks over the long weekend (if you would like) when you aren't out looking for those special buys.

Linda G

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Block

I received this lovely block this afternoon from Charlene! Thanks so much, Charlene, and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 

My November block

I received this darling block on Saturday...I love it! Thank you Sunny!

The chimney is so cool, it looks like bricks!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sneek Peak for Lynette

 Here is peak at the fabrics I chose for your block Lynette!
It will be in the mail Nov 19th!
Hope you like it!
I enjoyed this block and I know the quilt will be lovely!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

From Roberta to Shannon

Roberta, I am sorry that it has taken so long for me to post this. I LOVE IT!!! The colors are wonderful in person. Thank you so much!!

From Sunny to Shannon

Thank you Sunny so much for this wonderful block. I love the fall colors. The leaves are so cool!! I am sorry it has taken me so long to post this. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Here are not one, but TWO blocks I received from Kathy for my November 
Block Swap.  They will fit perfectly with blocks I am collecting for a quilt.

Here are the two blocks that I have created for Kathy.  I hope you like them.

Thank you.