Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jan and Feb blocks

I finally finished my January block for Sara in Texas

And my February block for Laurrie in Canada

Hope ya'll like them

Getting caught up

Hi Folksies
I am running really far behind in sewing, posting, etc. Seems life went on hold while my babylock was in the shop for what seemed like FOREVER. I do however have a clean house temporarily. And since I had time for everything else, I cooked a lot and probably gained several pounds but I ain't looking in the mirror!

Here are a few blocks I was able to get completed and out.

This one was sent to Jorie. I enjoyed making the wonky star

This was sent to Carolyn in Iowa.

I have received a gorgeous star block from Carolyn; still need to take a pic of that. Also, thrilled with my partner for this month, Kathy S.

Have a great day everyone! And thanks to Linda for her continuing diligence providing us with this wonderfulness.

Monday, February 27, 2012

First Wonky

Here is a sneak peak for my March Swap Partner, Sue in Australia.  It is a Wonky Star and my first one.  Hope you like it Sue.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

February Blocks

I got my February block from Pamela along with a very nice note.  Thank you Pamela.  A very nice block.

This is a sneak peak of my block to Pamela.  I will get it in the mail tomorrow.

Hopefully Mary C got my January block.  She likes orange so orange it was.  

I got this block pattern from Freshly Pieceds' blog.   

Thanks you Sue!

Thank you so much Sue, all the way from Australia, it's great!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thank You Charlene

Thank you so much Charlene. I love my block and your package of goodies was such a lovely gesture. Now I know what a lagniappe is!! My first block swap. I am well and truly hooked.
This is the block I made for Charlene. She asked for teals and greens. I found this block in an old Quilters Newsletter magazine. I'm so glad she likes it. Roll on March swap.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sneek Peak for Cathy in Australia

Just a little peek of whats in the Mail. :) Hope you like it.

Block from Agnes

 My camera shot does not do justice to any of what I received from Agnes! The block she sent is so over the top and the fat quarters were an unexpected surprise. Thank you so much, Agnes. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012


My lovely block from Andra....Look at the size of the
 pin-wheels & how all this fits into the exact block size!
(12.5") smile :)
Wonderful work & a beautiful job!
Thank you Andra, I love it!

Just wanted to let you know that I will be sending out March swap partner information on Saturday, February  25 by noon PST.  If you don't get an email, please check your spam folder and if you still don't have one then please contact me.

So what does that mean for you?  It means that your February blocks must be in the mail no later than Saturday!  
I had to remake my spread sheet for partner assignments because there were so many changes and removals that I was having trouble keeping everything straight.  As a result, you may have a partner you have had in the past but at least not for a few months.  


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to make contact with your swap partner!!

Linda G

little Kaffe in the air...

I just sent my block off to Susan...
Here is a wee peek...

...lots of HSTs.  I used Triangles on a Roll that I bought
a local quilt store.  They made it a lot faster and easier.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

For Christa....

Here is a little sneak peak of your Buzzard's Roost block...
It is going in the mail in the morning!
I hope you like it!


Blocks Mailed

I am almost completely caught up on all my blocks (only Feb left...I think). The following were mailed yesterday.

October - Jorie W. (US)
November - Heather G. (Nova Scotia)
December - Quanita L (US)
January - Sue S. (Australia)

Thanks to all my partners for being so understanding on the lateness of these blocks.

Now if I can find the pictures I took, I will post some peaks.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

For Jorie - a Jewel Toned Wonky Star
going in the mail in the morning!

Feb. Block From Helen K.

This is the fantastic block I just received from Helen K.
I love it!

Block For Nancy H

Nancy received her block from Susan P and asked me to post this for her:

Nancy said: "This is the special block I got in the mail from Susan. It suits me perfectly! Thanks."

Sneak peek for Charlene

Hi Charlene, I put your block in the post last week. I really hope you like it. Here's a little taster.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Block from Margaret

block from Margaret
This wonderful block arrived today in the mail, all the way from North Carolina. It goes with my other blocks so well.
As from next month I have changed my preferences and I look forward to a new direction in my blocks, I have  enough sampler blocks in autumn tone to make a quilt. From next month I am going star blocks any kind and bright and bold fabric.
Sue S

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

From Sunny, To Sandie and From Sandie

 Sunny and I were partners in December. Here is the block she sent to me. I LOVE IT!! I hope that you can see the snowflakes on the background. Thank you Sunny!

For the month of January my partner was Sandie. She asked for brights with a black background, any stars or dresdens. I know she has received this block and likes it. I am so glad. I love it also. It was hard to give it up, LOL! 

This is the block she sent to me. SO COOL! I love everything about it. The small star on the inside. The bright colors. The flowers. WOW!!

Thank you ladies for giving me great blocks!!

February Block from Sunny

In the mail today I received my block from Block Swap Adventure, made by Sunny.
Yummy, I asked for any block with Japanese themed fabrics.

Here is the block I made for Sunny.

My first flower block, I am really pleased how it turned out. Sunny seemed to like it which is all that matters.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Block for Margaret

block for Margaret

I forgot to take a sneak peek photo before I sent this on it way to Margaret in NC, she had asked for batiks in pink or green, any star pattern. I love wonky stars they are so easy to make and no two are the same, hope you like it Margaret.
Sue S

Mega Catch up Post!

I havent posted for a while but have still been sending and receiving blocks, so in case my partners had not got around to posting what they sent or received, here's the last few months blocks!


This is the block I sent to Margaret in LA - Antique Tile Block from Quilters Cache
and below is the block I received from Margaret.

Pam from PA sent me these two! blocks for November

And below is the monkey wrench block I sent her

And here are two sneak peeks for my December and January Swap Partners

This one is for December and is on its way to Natasha in Canada

This one is for January and is on its way to Jodi in CO
And this is the block I received from Jodi

phew... was fun to add so many pics at once hopefully I haven't stuffed anything up. Thanks to all my block parners so far!

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Block for Sunny

I just received word that Sunny has received her block. Yah, now I can post a picture.

Sunny asked for Flower Basket Block in Old Fashion florals and soft muted tones.

Sunny says she loves it, I am so pleased as it was my first ever flower basket.

Block from Samantha

Yesterday I received this beautiful block in the mail from my partner, Samantha.  Isn't this perfect?  Thank you so much, Samantha!  I love it!  Thanks for being my partner this month.

A Peek for Helen

This is a little peek for Helen K.
Your block is on it's way.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Catching up on my post (s)...

Oh my...  this is such a lovely block from Lana.
She is from Sugar land TX (my children love that name) :)
I just love it! The colors are so fresh & springy.
Now look at the extra sweet lil-mini bag that came along :)
Wew! Cute!  We will be using it for a spring/Easter decoration!
Thank you Lana they're both beautiful!

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Now ...my second block from my February swap partner Pam...
she designed & it's beautiful!
She already posted ...so I will show you a close up!
She put so much work into this block!
Thank you Pam,

Can you see how each lil-square is two triangles? Lots of work!

Blessings~ Lori

See you all in March! XXX

Package for Agnes

I mailed the package to Agnes at 4pm Wednesday. The postmistress and I had quite a long conversation about what was in the package and the cost of fabric. She told me the limit for the package was 4 pounds, but I only sent a little over 1. Had I know that before I would have stuffed more lagniappe into it. LOL.  

Block From Leona

Nancy H asked me to post this for her:

Nancy said " I received this lovely bear's paw block from Leona in the January swap."

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Charm block - January

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

Lori has received her block, so here is a picture of it. She asked for pinwheels and 4 patch...