Tuesday, 31 December 2013


.. for Kelly ....

she likes traditional colours .. and applique .SOOOO I thought I'll make the block ....SHE can do the applique .. seems like a good deal to me xx lol

Diane x

Saturday, 21 December 2013

From Washington

These are my twin log-cabin blocks from Dawnelle!
I received the envelope with these.
Then a  few days later....
another envelope with a few fat quarters and the sweetest lil-pin that is a mini- wee- tiny
ever so lil-roter cutter! Sweet!
Thank you so very much Dawnelle and enjoyed swapping!

Can you see how lil-this is to my regular one? Too sweet! Smile
Merry Christmas &  blessings~

Monday, 16 December 2013

December Swaps

For the last month of the year....(how can that be)
My swap partner was Dawnelle from the state of Washington.
She requested any 'Star block'................in traditional colors.
 So, I put the first block together and my son was looking at it as I took a picture
he said "Mom, I don't see the green points so well as they blend in the poinsettia's"?
"huh"? I asked.......sending to my panel of judges daughters for  some more opinions?
Um...these children all have likes and dislikes so it was not a total agreed vote! Ha!
So....off  Momma went to make one more.................this second one is with a new fabric
called "stained glass" I really liked the way it showed up.
Well, this one got rave reviews ...so with the vote still coming in at a un-even decision....
you guessed it- both blocks went to Dawnelle!
I included some Christmas goodies, and a fat quarter!
Dawnelle is a new quilter and nice to build up stash supply, yes?
 To let you know I got a email from Dawnelle that she got my package.
I have to laugh she added "my hubby and I really liked the green & red one"! Smile
I was happy to make them and hope she enjoys them along with her love of quilting!
I feel that I'd like to also add, while we were swap partners Dawnelle lost her sister to cancer.
Our family is remembering her & her family during this time. I know she would appreciate us thinking of them as well!
A blessed December to all~

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Wonderful Christmas surprise from Lori M.

I am so grateful to have made such a special, wonderful friend, in a short period of time through block swapping and hope to make many more. 
My swap partner for November was Lori M.  She made me this beautiful block below (absolutely love the colors and pine cone fabric) and sent some extras that I will very much, enjoy!  Stars are one of my favorite blocks.  Thank you so much Lori!  I look forward to many more conversations in the future with you!  :)

Monday, 9 December 2013

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Lori's Christmas cross

Lori from Michigan was my December partner who's request was any block with red being dominating in the block. I chose a cross to showcase a pretty Christmas poinsettia fabric I had in my stash, it is in the Mail Lori, I hope you like it,.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

November block from Cathy C

The mail man brought squishy mail last week - a block from Cathy C. I asked for a star in traditional colours; it is absolutely gorgeous ♥♥♥♥

My star block..

.. on its way to Queensland..

gone early in the hopes of NOT getting lost in the Christmas MADNESS post

Diane x