Monday, March 25, 2013

March blocks for Julianne

Julianne and I agreed to swap two blocks this month.  Here is a sneak peek of the blocks going in the mail to her today.


April Block swap

I cannot believe it's April already!!  I can't believe I have been running this swap for 4 months!  I think things are getting a lot smoother!  It doesn't take me as long to get partners out now :) I am also confident that a lot of the "flakes" are no longer a part of the group, so although the group might have less people there are higher caliber members.

If you were once a part of block swap and are no longer receiving emails from me with swap partners on the 25th it is because you were deemed a "flake".  You did not respond to your partner, send them a block and did not respond to the email I sent you.  Once your partner has received their block, you have emailed them and me, then you are more than welcome to join up again!  Some people need to check their spam folders!  I know sometimes google or yahoo (or whatever you use) gets a little spam happy and will put things that are not spam in there.

Back in February there was a rant posted (here).  I wanted to address a few things that were said, and things from the comments.  It is not expected that when you get your swap partners that you email your partner RIGHT AWAY.  But if your partner emails you, the courteous thing to do is to respond to them.

You should email your partner if you block is going to be late for ANY reason, if you are sick, your kids are, your husband is, work has been crazy, or WHATEVER it is! I have not talked to one swapper who has been upset that their block was late when there was communication with their partner!

You should email your partner if you get the email information and you feel that the block is above your ability.  If you don't appliqué or paper piece ask your partner is you can do an alternative block,  most of the women I have talked to in this swap are more than willing to make exceptions.

You should email your partner to let them know their block is in the mail, so they can be on the lookout for it. (unless you make a blog post with a teaser picture)

You should email your partner when you have received your block.

Now if you have emailed your partner and not gotten a response, I would suggest you NOT start the block.  Send me an email, and if your partner does not respond then do not send them a block!  I don't want you doing that work and not getting something in turn!

Now we have had people mention the blog posts.  This is supposed to be another way of letting your partner know that a block is on the way to them.  You do not have to post a teaser picture, but I know I like seeing a teaser picture, and trying to guess what the block looks like, and then finding out what it does look like!

I really like seeing posts in here everyday!! So please feel free to use this blog!

So on to what this post is really about!! It's swap day!!!

You will be getting your emails soon!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

February and March blocks

February block for Jody!

March block for Rachelle!
They have both been received!
I love wonky stars, they are my fave block!

Block for Kathleen-Broken Dishes

Here's the block I made Kathleen. She requested broken dishes, no color scheme...I went with Spring colors. Hope you like it!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March Peek for Pat in Arizona

I may just have to make a handful of blocks like this one to do up a quilt of my own~!

Monday, March 11, 2013

My block from Jeanette

I received my block from Jeanette today.  She did a good job on my Betty's Delight block and the design in the fabrics are awesome.

Sneek Peek for Susan

A sneek peek for Susan in Baltimore........I popped it in the post today, hope you like :-)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

March block for Rachelle

Rachelle , here is a peak at your wonky star!  I made it with a scrap of fabric that is very special in our house!  
I used up the last crumb!

I hope you like it!

It is going in the mail on Monday the 11th!

March Sneak Peak for Charlene!

Here's a peek at your block, Charlene. I have to say that the more I study red/white/black blocks, the more anxious I am to begin a r/w/b top for myself!  :)  Hope everyone's enjoying "springing ahead" with the time change in most of the U.S. Now maybe I'll be able to stay awake past 9:30 again.....
Debbie (TN)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Starflower for Jeanette in WI

Jeanette wanted a starflower in the civil war fabrics.  She was my March partner.

Monday, March 4, 2013

February and March Blocks

I finally finished with my February block for Nancy.  This is a sneak peak.

The March block is for Cyndi.  Here is your sneak peak.  You wanted bright.

Sneak Peek for Melissa

Here's a sneak peek for Melissa in Indiana from Kathy in Ohio.  Melissa requested a cat block with a purple background.  Enjoy, Melissa!  It's in the mail.  It's pretty blurry...  You'll see it soon!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Block from Melissa

Here's the pretty block I received from Melissa in Indiana.  Love the batik!

Thanks, Melissa!!!

Block from Teresa in UK

Here's the beautiful block that I received from Teresa in UK.  I requested a churn dash block.  I love how all my blocks are playing nicely together.  I'm so glad I picked a theme!  This block arrived yesterday, 2/28/13.

Scrappy Block from Melissa!

Look at this pretty block I received from my Swap Partner, Melissa!  I asked for a scrappy block in one of three designs and Melissa chose this one.  Love it!  Thanks Melissa!