Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Peek for Sharon

Putting this one in the mail to you on Monday, Sharon B.

Friday, June 29, 2012

July Sneak Peek for Lori in MI

Hi Lori.  Welcome to the Block Swap Adventure.  Here's a sneak peek for you of your contemporary block that is coming from Ohio.  I'm getting it out to you just a smidge early.  The rest of the summer is going to be a busy one for me.  Hope you enjoy it.  Stay cool up there in Michigan.  It's going to be a super hot weekend here.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sneak peek for Sandi in Ky

i had a little help picking fabrics :)

block will be in the mail soon!

Shannon B in Ga

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sneak Peek for Raelene!

Raelene asked for a block using Japanese fabric.......I already had the Yoshika Gold on the left so looked around to find something to match........hope you like it,'s headed your way!


Please help me welcome Carol T from Idaho!  She is taking the plunge and joining us in our swap and has already been assigned a swap partner.  

Welcome, Carol!

Linda G

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From Shannon to Dawnelle

Hello May partner!! Well your block if finally done. I hope you like it. Here is a little guessing game for you, What are the colors? Have fun!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

From SusanMc to Jody

Here is a peak at your block.  Hope these colors are bright enough.

Here are the two blocks that Jody sent me.

Both of these are in the perfect fabrics.
Thanks Jody.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June Block

I just received my June blocks from Charlene Stelly!  Perfect construction, perfect colors and I am perfectly happy!  Thank you for the blocks and also the gift.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Terrific block from Teresa!

This little beauty was in my mail box today!  Isn't it awesome?  Thanks so much Teresa, it will be a wonderful addition to my star blocks.

Please help me welcome the newest member to our group, Lori E from Michigan.  She will begin swapping with the July swap.

And speaking of the July swap - I will be sending out swap partner information on Monday, June 25.  If you do not receive an email from me by Tuesday morning, please contact me at  It's time to get  your blocks for June finished and in the mail.  If you are going to be late with your block, please let your swap partner know immediately.

Linda G

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dutchman's Puzzle for Donna from CathyC

I completed a Dutchman's Puzzle block for Donna - this one was fun ;-)  

I tried a new 'no waste' way of making flying geese and once I got the maths right (it took a few attempts ;-))  ...... it came together just fine

Donna, your block is packed ready to post - I just have to get out to the Post Office ;-)

From Shannon to Sandra!

I am so lucky!! 

Today I got this lovely maple leaf block from Shannon in my fave color!!
She also sent me another batik which is just gorgeous as well!

I am going to make another leaf today with this fabric!!

The postcard shows her beautiful hometown!  I had no idea that Boise was so pretty!

Thanks so much Shannon! I love it all!!!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

From Sandra To Shannon

These are two blocks that Sandra sent to me. They look better in person, darn phone camera. The bottom one is an extra one she made for another project. I love them both!!

From Shannon to Sandra

Here is a little peek. It sure was a fun block! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

From Shannon to Patricia L

Sorry it has taken me a bit to get this to you. I have it finished your block and here is a little peek. I LOVED making it. I will be mailing it off on Wednesday. 

Blocks For Cathy C.

Donna P asked me to upload these two photos for her as she is away from her computer.  These are the two blocks she made for Cathy C, her June swap partner.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June block from Jody

Isn't this lovely?  A bright beautiful star from Jody.  Love it!

Friday, June 15, 2012

May Block From Andra

Love it, it's a perfect complement to the blocks I've already received. Thank you so much!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Another block received!

I am just amazed at the blocks I have received!!

I was SO excited I took a picture of it in my car, I couldn't even wait til I got home ;)

If you can't tell the tail isn't sewn down! how cute is that?! (I might stitch it down only for fear *my* cats might play with it ;) )

Thank you SO much Karyli!!

And here is the block I sent Karyli (sorry I have been so bad about posting these!)

A sneek peek for Sunny

My very first BSA block finished and on its way to Sunny.  I loved the excuse to look through every book, magazine and website I could think of in order to find the perfect star and the need to visit a quilt shop to buy extra fabric because nothing I already had would do :-).  I'm keeping my fingers crossed she likes it.

Sneak Peek for Karen.....

Karen said she liked burgundy and black...large prints and modern prints.........after cutting everything out I thought maybe one of my "burgundy" fabrics looked more like brick red but I hope Karen likes it anyway because it's headed Westward to Oregon! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

May Block for Lynn

I played around awhile on Lynn's blocks. The 1st one I made was too big - the 2nd too small (sounds like a fairy tale) and the 3rd just wasn't that great.
I really wanted to make something special and not the same ole thing.
So I will be sending the 3rd block and the 2nd block after a few revisions.
Here is a peek of the revision. I tried my hand at a little fabric folding.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

May and June

Finally, I have managed to get my blocks for May and June done and to the post office.

Here is the one for Raelene
And here is the one for Jody

Hope you both like them and are able to use them with what you have. 

Monday, June 11, 2012


Here is my June block for Charlene Stelly.  Hope you like it!

Block For Marina

Nancy asked me to post this picture of the block she made for Marina.  

Linda G

Block for Dawnelle

June block for Dawnelle
It is a cold wet miserable Monday night and I have spent the day sewing. I made a bordered star for the Australian bee I'm in and then made this rainbow star flower block for Dawn, she has no preferences for blocks and given I have been making these for a quilt for my granddaughter. I am doing a post on my blog which will be long or maybe 2 or 3 short ones come have a look at what I have been sewing.
It will be posted tomorrow.
Sue S

June Block from Cyndi

My new house! I love it and was so excited when I opened the envelope. Thanks Cyndi for a wonderful addition to my growing block collection.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Block swap received

This is the first block I've received. I really love it!!! (from Charlene)

this is actually my April block, but I just haven't gotten around to getting a picture of it!


Here are the two blocks that I received from Lana.  I was so excited to receive them!  What beautiful designs and colors!  I was really surprised to received TWO blocks, not just one!

Thank you so much Lana!

Friday, June 8, 2012

June Block for Susan McA

2 blocks this time, because I didn't read the e-mail carefully and made a block she hadn't asked for the first time.  Oops!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

blocks so far......

plus a couple of ones from another swap, the pink batik one came from this swap very early on and the 2 star flower blocks came from an Australian group on facebook "quilt club Australia" . I was Queen been for the quilt bee#2 for April and everyone made me these blocks. One of the girls made these as trials for doing half square triangles and sent them to me. I think they all look great together.
Sue S

Block from Samara

May block from Samara
This lovely block has just arrived in the mail from Samara. I am collecting any star block on a white background although if you look at the block Dawnelle sent me there is no white but that is OK as I can alternate the bright with a white. They will make a great lap quilt for a lounge by Christmas time. I'm off to sew Dawnelle's June block and finish a dress for my granddaughter Lily who is 4 on Saturday.
Sue S

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Blocks from Dawnelle

June blocks from Dawnelle
It has been a couple of wet and windy days here in Sydney, Australia, so when the sun came out today I took some photos. These lovely blocks arrived from Dawnelle on Monday.
Sue S

May, June Blocks for Andra, Cyndi

May block for Andra. She asked for a traditional block in Civil War era fabrics. My taste runs to white and modern and I love the challenge of stepping outside my box. I hope I've fulfilled your request.

And for Cyndi, a block for June. She asked for a star block ... I wonder what she's getting? :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sneak Peak for Jody

Hmmm - is that a chimney?
This is my May Block from Susan P.  I ask for this pattern in 1930's print.  Love it.  Thank you so much

Saturday, June 2, 2012

my june block

my astrisk flower block for June arrived from Linda. THANKS!

i like the orange dragon fly fabric in the center
i thought i'd share a picture of all my blocks....

my goal is 30 blocks and i'm planning a pieced leaf outer border

thanks for looking

Blocks coming and going ...

 My swap partner for May was the lovely Holly from Havertown, PA ... who sent me these wonderful 9 patch blocks .. not one but two .. and .. a lovely bundle of fabrics as well ... and a really beautiful card too ... wow talk about being blessed ... thank you soooo much Holly ... I hope you like the block I made for you ....

and for June I have the lovely Jen D for a partner .... Jen asked for a scrappy postage stamp block ... well this one really showed me how much I need to practice my 1/4 inch seams ... haha ... it was a tricky block to do ... and because it seemed just a little 'stretched' I decided to put a border on it rather than leave it with all those little one inch blocks exposed ... hope that was ok to do Jen .. if not ... let me know and I will do you another one ... without the border ...

I did use different fabrics for all the patches .. so that made 101 different fabrics in this one block ...