Friday, 30 September 2011

Maria's star and a table runner

Here is the October block for Maria - I am ahead of schedule as October is tomorrow,

Marie requested any star in traditional colours on cream.  I had this cute pudding print on red, green and cream and thought it was perfect for this project.

I have also been busy sorting through my Christmas blocks received so far and converting them into projects.

I have pieced together this table runner made from blocks received from Cathy, Shauna and Cheryll.  I have pinned it ready to quilt. I think I will bind this in green.

wonky christmas

isn't it gorgeous!  this my block from Janet for September - a lovely wonky star!  i am now collecting either wonky stars or wonky log cabin blocks for a wonky christmas quilt!
thank you Janet for this great addition!
much love

How Could I...

I am sorry Sue B~
Of Australia!
Someone is on a air plane coming all the
way to your home & I forgot to give you a
Yes, leaving crispy fall weather in Wisconsin USA
all the way around the globe...
is a sweet lil-pkg....hope you like it! :)

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Thank you Shirley Pierce

Received this gorgeous block and 'extras' from Shirley and I must say that I am overwhelmed by the richness of the colours of the fabrics she has chosen for my block.  And then card...  "Quilt Friends Stitch Together" - so appropriately fitting for us. Love it, love them. Thank you very much Shirley.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Its finally arrived

Today Mr Postman delivered my Mug rug from Canada.  I am sorry to say that the sender did not include a note so I cannot thank you by name. 
(and I have foolishly deleted the email from Crafty with your details on it ). 

Its lovely,   and there were also some special treats with this

A lovely purse- I love the contemporary fabrics in this.  Perfect for small change or cosmetics and tissues
and look what is inside the purse. More treats.  A yummy Vanilla Starbucks coffee sachet, and two organic lolly pops, one mango and one blueberry.  I will enjoy the coffee and save the lolly pops for when the grandies visit.

September block from Jen

I received this gorgeous block from Jen (no blog) for September

look at all the red & gold goodness - I love it!


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Woo Hoo - The blocks are finally arriving

I have been missing my Christmas blocks all summer.  I guess they just didn't think it was the right time of year.... But I've received three in the mail in the last few days.

This beauty is my June block from Linda.  She was having a bit of trouble getting it off in the mail, so got a bit of help from her friend and mine, Maria

I love the little tree charm and the length of lace that came in the parcel.  I'm not sure which of the wonderful Aussie's picked them to send.

My August block from Sue arrived.  Isn't it gorgeous... And Sue included a couple of pieces of Christmas fabric.

My September block from Crafty arrived in record time.  I love the colours she used.
Crafty sent me a skein of purple floss (yum) and two cards.  The postcard shows Adelaide where she lives.  Big city! Sorry the picture is sideways....
Now I'm only missing my July block.....



Christams Block Swap for Robyn

Robyn' Here is your block for this month and I hope you like your tree and the colors I used. It was a joy to make this block and hope you like it just as much.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

How lovely...

All the way from South

 I am so enjoying the beautiful colors & don't you all love the "Pin Wheels"?
Sue also included some smaller pieces to use
of lovely Christmas prints...
The one is a warm beautiful Creamy color with Poinsettias on!
I am so thrilled and just excited to receive this sweet swap block!
Sue yours is in production! :)
Thanks & blessings~
Lori from the USA

Friday, 16 September 2011

Medora's block for Leona

a lovely star for Leona from Medora!

Mary's blocks for Billy

Billy writes "Mary Chow from Canada has sent me two wonderful Christmas blocks.  I feel so spoilt
Thank you Mary"

just lovely!

from Billy to Mary

Billy says "here is a Star block and an extra for Mary C in Canada
I posted over a week ago so Mary should have them or receive her blocks soon
Hope you like them Mary"

beautiful work i am sure you will agree!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

from Australia to Oregan

Post and Rail block for Pat

my star block from Pat

Pat added a small mug rug to my block
I finished Pats block yesterday and have put in the mail today. My postie delivered Pats block for me this morning, with a little extra, a mug rug. Over on my blog you can see a whole photo of Pats block

Australia to Canada

This block is leaving Australia and off to Ann in Canada....

isn't it wonderful we send blocks all over the world
and of course we get blocks from all over the world

I hope you like your star block Ann

Saturday, 10 September 2011

block from crafty to janet

hi all!
here is a block on its way over the continents to Janet
hope she likes it!

love crafty

Block from Shirley to Cathy

I received this most beautiful block this week from Shirley for August swap

look at this red and golden goodness ;-)

Perfect !!  ;-)

Shirley also included a pattern, a Christmas FQ, and a card ................ but I forgot to take a photo ;-(
see here for Shirley's photo of the extras
thank you so much Shirley, you are most generous.  I was looking at the pattern and was trying to imagine what fabrics I could use ;-)

Block for Susan of Rockingham, WA

Susan has requested an 'applique' Xmas block, and since I am not an 'applique-er', she said it was optional. BUT as usual, I took up the challenge. At the moment, I am into 'hexies' and I thought I'd do a 'hexie' Xmas tree (paper-pieced). Added some presents under the tree, and then some baubbles up and around the tree. Once I started, I kept going and going... and I had a great time doing this block. Hope I did not overdo it!!  I shall eagerly await Susan's approval on my 'hand-stitching'!!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Log Cabin Block for Shirley of Missouri

Just completed this Log Cabin Block for Shirley. I have used 'softer tones' of  greens instead of my normal splash of 'strong' colours. Being a bit more adventurous and hopefully it will be okay. 

Saturday, 3 September 2011

I'm Back

Yep I'm back after my trip up the top end of Western Australia. I was so ready to do my swaps again that both went in the mail on Friday.  Sew Sharon's Block is flying over to Nova Scotia right now.
Here is a sneek peak only.

I had such fun making this. Will show you all when Sharon receives it.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

August block from Cathy to Shirley

Have just heard from Shirley and she has received the log cabin block I made for August

Thank you Shirley for letting me know the block has arrived safely and that you like it.