Friday, 31 January 2014

Sue's block in colour....

Here's the colour version.... bear paws with a green centre and cream background.




It's been safely delivered.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Squishy Mail Today.....

Debby in Michigan was my partner for this month. I received this lovely log cabin in the mail today :)




Thanks Debby.

Hugz
Melanie

Monday, 27 January 2014

February Swap in January....

Sue B asked for bear paws in red; with a cream background and a green centre .........




It will be in the post tomorrow and I'll share the colours when Sue's received it.

Hugz
Melanie

Friday, 24 January 2014

January Swap Lori X's 2

For January we shared the same first name and live is neighboring states in the USA!
Along with a love for quilting!
We enjoyed our swapping and I am thankful that all went well as during the end of December, beginning of January with this terrible cold snap many of us all around the states are experiencing.
I learned that, Lori B was with out power on more than one occasion!
So, all is better now...except the cold temps continuing to dip way below zero...Burr
Good thing we have sewing & stitching to keep our fingers warm! Smile...
Lori B sent me this beautiful Log cabin block with lovely fabrics.


I ended up sending these two blocks to Lori as....
(ahem) when I got the email with swap info...I read it in a hurry and mis-read who, what, when if you know what I mean?
Then looked at the block and thought "this is not Christmas looking enough"?
I saw "red & white" great! I have lots of that in stock thanks to my sis who gets all things made for her in only "red & white" ....
Hello Christmas swap................
So, off I set and made another for
 Lori this "red & white & smidgen of holiday greens" Star block!

She has received them and our January swap is complete and was a delight!
Blessings~
Lori M
USA

Saturday, 18 January 2014

January block...

Kelly made this beautiful block that arrived to-day...


really brightened a dull ,wet and cold UK day xx

Diane x

December & January Blocks Received

Here are the latest two blocks received over the last two months

From my December partner Kelly



and from my January partner Jean


Thank you very much

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

2012-2013 Blocks

Hi Ladies

Here is my finished quilt from blocks I received during 2012 and 2013.

Thank you EVERYONE!!

I am starting to collect fresh this year and looking forward to making another quilt at the end of 2014.

Couldn't do it without you ALL :)


Saturday, 11 January 2014

January done and dusted!

This lovely block and fabric bowl arrived during the week from Jan for January Christmas Block Swap



Here is the block I made for Jan 
it is now packed and ready to post

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Photo catch-up

It's the start of the year and I like to go back over my swaps and make sure I have:
  1. made and sent my block
  2. received my block and sent a thank you to my partner
  3. blogged about it
There have been a few I have missed blogging about, so here they are:
I posted a tease photo of the block I made for LoriB - it has arrived, so here it is
Pinwheel #7
and here is block I received from LoriB

Here is the December block I sent to Corrie
Ohio Star


and here is the gorgeous block Corrie sent me

and this .......... can you guess what it is?
It is a USB stick!  how cool is that!
A huge thank you to all of my Christmas Block Swap partners for 2013 - I am going to have so much fun putting my blocks together ;)

Monday, 6 January 2014

January block

This is the block I've made for Deborah in Michigan - no block preference; traditional colours. What's more traditional than red and white??



Sunday, 5 January 2014

Christmas Blocks from our newest members


From Brenda for WendyW
This is on it's way ............. already!

Thanks Brenda :)

from WendyW for Brenda
Thanks WendyW :)

A new way to chat and share photos

JUST BUMPING THIS for those that may have missed it over Christmas break.

I hope all of your Christmas preparations are on track - mine certainly aren't :( I have just made the first 4 of the required 30 handmade Christmas cards - I am thinking I may not complete the task I have set for myself, but there is still time, it is only the 7th December after all :)
The lovely SueB and myself have teamed up on the QBSA Facebook Group - this is a place where you can chat with other fellow swap members and share photos of blocks sent and received. This Facebook group is open to all QBSA, Christmas Block, Paper Pieced & 6 inch swap members and can be found HERE
This may be an easier option for those of you who don't have blogs, or possibly just prefer to use Facebook.
Feel free to request to join the Group (some of you may already be members) and start sharing your photos and chatting up a storm :)

Cheers
Cathy

Welcome to our newest swappers!

A very warm welcome to our newest swappers ............

Wendy from NSW, Australia
Brenda from Montana, USA


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Received and sent

My lovely bear paws block arrived in the letterbox on New Years Eve from Lori, this is going to be a stunning quilt.
I have had a glorious day today in my sewing room and have completed my January block for Raeleme, who requested a Christmas tree on cream. I decided on a postage stamp scrappy look and had fun diving into my Christmas scrap bag to make this. Can you see the little gold angel at the top of the tree.

December Block to Kelly N

Here is my December block to Kelly N