Saturday, 30 April 2011

Block Received From Heather!

I received this beautiful April Chevron block in blue and white from Heather in today's mail!! Thank you so much!! I love it!! Many regards, Leona

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

pats block to dawn

pat sent through this photo of the block that she has sent to dawn in england
just lovely!

block from Cheryl

hi all!
hope you had a great easter and a joyful time with family and friends
this is the block that i was lucky enough to get from cheryl!
thank you!
and she even sent me some spare fabric - can't wait to match it all in together
pugs and kisses

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Leona's May Block

Leona requested a "Chevron Block" in NON traditional fabrics.

When making this Block there is a lot of waste so I decided to sew the pieces  together and put a border around.

I am delighted with the result and now I have two blocks to send to Leona.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Leenas log cabin for Sue

Leena has asked me to show the lovely log cabin block she has made for me,  Isnt it gorgeous - I cant wait to recieve this in the mail.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Leena's Star

Leena is my partner for May, and she is saving any Christmas block in Christmas colours.  Easy Peezie

So I found this pretty star pattern that I made using a slightly contemporary Christmas print.  I hope Leena likes this.  I am so pleased that I got the centre points nice and sharp.

April log cabin block received

I have received this lovely block from Sharon, last week, but forgot to blog about it - apologies to Sharon.

I love the fabrics you have chosen, Sharon, they are so me  ;-)

lovely golden goodness

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Sneak Peek for Leena - April Block

Here is a sneak peek of the block I made for Leena (any Christmas theme or any block pattern in Christmas colours)

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

This is the block I made for Rosemary Its called Poinsetta I hope she likes it


Im a little late but here is the lovely block I received from Vanessa in Victoria for March.Thank you it is lovely...It will go wonderfully with my others..Thank you Vanessa....

Blocks received

These are the great blocks I received from Linda (March) and Crafty Pug (April).  Thanks ladies they are great!

May's swap partners

Hello lovely ladies!!!
i am currently working on the swap partners for May.  I am planning on emailing them out today or tomorrow, as a 5 day Easter weekend is coming up for us in Australia, and i will be out of contact for a week or so.
i hope this also gives you a bit of extra time if you need it with easter coming up etc.
please let me know any hassles straight away as i won't be checking my emails for a week from the 21st of April
thanks, pugs and kisses

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Lovely log cabin

This month I changed my preferance and am delighted to receive this lovely Christmas log cabin with the cute fussy cut Christmas tree centre from Sue (to Sue)   Thank you Sue,  its perfect.

April block for Sharon

April block for Sharon (no blog)

here is a snippet

Sharon, your block will be in the mail on Monday.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Sent and Recieved

This month I sent Teena a block... she asked for a star block in traditional colours - I made a 'Wonky Star'..... and I found a tutorial HERE - other bloggers are such a great resource!!

I am collecting Christmas trees and Teena kindly sent me two of them:


aren't they wonderful?

Thanks Teena - I am thrilled with my blocks

Thanks Crafty Pug - I am thrilled with the block swap

From Sue to Sue

Star block
A close up of the fabric

My beautiful block from Sue in SA arrived on Wednesday. I asked for any star block isn't a great use of the fabric. I'm sorry it has taken a couple of days to post but I do have a good excuse - minding almost 3 year old grand daughter for our daughter (and son in law) who has ended up in hospital at 35 weeks pregnant with high blood pressure and liver problems. Twitter and Facebook are great, I have just learnt that she is likely to be there for the weekend and have this baby sooner if things don't improve.
So today Lily has nana to look after her, sew I am sewing an baby quilt that needs to get finished, wish me luck it might be needed next week.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

April Block from Leena to Vanessa

Received my lovely star block in traditional Christmas colours from Leena.
All the fabrics have gold on them with the red fabric having angels and stars.

Thank you Leena - I'm very happy with my star.

crafty's block for Cheryl

i had great fun making this block! cheryl asked for a log cabin block in christmas colours. i decided to make it as shiny as possible :)
here is a sneak peak - it is in the mail on its way to cheryl

Mary's block to Medora

This is Mary's lovely block to Medora.

Medora also says 'In addition Mary made me a specail little mini quilt of my B&B with my name Medora's Place on it. Nice surprise! It has been a joy being partners with Mary C my highlight from meeting Mary has been the exchange of ideas and links for bargain hunting for quilting fabric."

just gorgeous Mary!!!


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

February block from Shauna

I have not been able to spend as much time sewing as I would have liked this last few weeks - I have returned to the workforce by doing some typing from home ;-)

I received this lovely block from Shauna during the week

thank you Shauna, I love the fabrics you have chosen.

Now off to do some preparation for the next FNSI on Friday


a little sneek peek for rosemary, of in the mail today

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

this is my lovely xmas block, its been a bit of a handful to make but i love it any way, thanks rosemary

Real Block from Crafty CC

Well here is the true block from Cathy that I received the other day from her.  This is going to fit into my blocks so well.


Monday, 11 April 2011

A block for Sue

A block for Sue
A log cabin block for Sue in SA. Sue wanted red and green with a fussy cut centre. I hope she likes it, it will be in the mail tomorrow

heather's block to crafty

lucky lucky me!  this is what i got from the lovely heather for my swap!  if you enlarge the photos you will see the stars and moons are actually little santas!
so cute!!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Sneak peek for Ann

Here's a sneak peek Ann in Nova Scotia of your April block....


Belated March posting

Better late than never.  Here is the block I made for Teena in Australia for March...

And here is the one she made for me....

Aren't we both lucky!!!


Friday, 8 April 2011

sharon's march block to medora

here is the gorgeous block and other goodies that medora recieved from sharon in the march swap!


Thursday, 7 April 2011

block swap

Hello, Here is the very, very pretty log cabin block that my friend Bobbie made for me. And she sent me a little something else. Such a great person she is.

Monday, 4 April 2011

big welcome!

a big welcome to our first new member in april - Michele from Connecticut, USA!
hope you enjoy being part of our group
p.s. i am back online!!! whoo hoo!  thank you for your patience

Sneak Peak for Teena

Just a sneak peak of Teena's Christmas Star for April.....

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Dawn's block for maria

this is dawn's lovely block for maria for march


Medora's block for Mary

this email came through from medora - i thought i would include the full text because it says so nicely what people say about being in the swap - thanks medora!
p.s. - lovely block too!!!!

Hello from Manitoulin Island, Canada.  I realy enjoyed making this block for Mary Chow.  It's been a pleasure to get to know Mary and finding out where she lives.  I learned a bit more about Toronto and the population there.  It is amazing just how much we do not know about a city until we meet someone and though I am living in the same province.  Tonight I have finished her block and it took me a little bit of time to find the pattern for the block I wanted to make for her.  Once I found the pattern I was very anxious to get going on it and complete it.  It worked out very nicely and am pleased with it.  I hope she will like it.