Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Pin Cushion Swap

The random sample chart is below.

Ann and Jo each drew their own blocks so I switched them with each other.  Here is the list:

Here are the photos of the swap blocks for February.  Thanks everyone for your participation!  They are all so cute.  

Remember to send a pin cushion block with a "between" block to your swap partner.  Thank you.

Finally Caught Up

Terrible picture but I did get all the pin cushions sewn, they all need pins in them and I'll get to that soon.
This one below is to share.

I made 4 little quilt shops and some of them still need embellishment but I love, love, love the way they turned out and can't thank Deanna enough for her adorable creativity!

The little quilt below is a paper pieced sewing machine.  If anyone would like the pattern you can find it HERE.  I found it on Pinterest.
I made a cute little quilt for the one below but it is too big so I'll save it for the next row.
I plan to  embroider a wreath on this door and above the windows and put some cute flowers in the window boxes using buttons.  

I'm having a knee replacement on Monday so I may get behind again but I'll do my best to keep up now.  


I finally got my pincushion and alternate blocks ready to swap. Just in the nick of time!

I can't seem to get my photos to load correctly. They are straight in my folder, but come up sideways and upside down. Maybe when I actually post them, they will "straighten up." So, here are 2 pincushions from an electronically challenged person (Lucy):

Cathy - Pin Cushion Blocks Completed

I'm really glad these blocks were so simple because I was struggling to get them done!  I finished these up last night.

I'll be swapping the two on the bottom left.

Blocks received in OZ

Hi All,
Just got back home from 2 weeks holiday in Tasmania. I have mail.
Thankyou so much Deana and Daryl. Lovely blocks.
Don't worry about too much about the postage. Daryl, your envelope weighs a bit more than a normal envelope too. Maybe look for a lighter weight when posting over seas...
Thankyou so much for your lovely blocks.
Daryl I love your quilt

Friday, February 27, 2015

Another pin cushion to swap.

Marilyn is swapping the pin cushion and "between" block shown below.

Susan: One to Swap

I will put the pins on tomorrow, but here's the pincushion and companion block:

Marilyn received her quilt shop block.

I received my store block from Jo in Australia. Love the Christmas shop! Thanks so much.,Jo.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pin cushions

I have decided this new phone does not take the best pics Here are my two pincushions that I will swap.  The  "between" block that goes with the pincushion is directly under the one I want it to be sent with.  Looking forward to the last row and then what could "she" possibly have in store for us for the border?  I'm hooked!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pincushion done!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lorri's Pin Cushion

Here are Lorri's pin cushion and "between" block to swap.

Daryl's Apple Pincushion Block

This is the one I am swapping. I made another one, but I still need to add the "pins" to it. I will also include the between and half between blocks with the pincushion blocks to whomever shall receive this.
Apple Pincushion quilt block. I hand embroidered the pins with French knots for the pinheads.
Here is the between block in the center and the 2 half-between blocks on either side.
All blocks together.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Trudie's Blocks

I'll be trading the two bottom pincushion blocks.

Two swap blocks

Linda made this one to swap.

Denise made this one to swap.

Last row revealed

Quilts in the Garden - Final Row

Today is the day to reveal the final row in the quilter's garden.  If you look close the little quilts are not finished yet and are pinned on, but I think you can get the idea.

We will be swapping these blocks in the month of March.  There will be one final swap in April for the border blocks.  It's going to be fun!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lyn's pin cushion to swap

Here are Lyn's pincushion and "between" block to swap.

Received shop block from Linda

I received my block from Linda on Tuesday. It is really lovely. She did a fabulous job and I have to say that the picture doesn't do it justice.  Thanks Linda.

Also, I sent my block on February 3rd. I hope it arrived safely.

Pin Cushion Blocks Done

I have finished my pin cushion and "between" blocks. They were fun to make, but finding the beads was a little difficult. I ended up buying a bag of mixed sizes and colors, then choosing what I wanted from the selection.
Here are the blocks
Pin Cushions

"Between and half betweens"
I will be trading 2 of each. These are the selections to trade

Anxious to see the March patterns

Monday, February 16, 2015

Edith has a pin cushion to swap!

Here is Edith's swap block for February.

Moira - Pin Cushions are done

I've made 3 sets this month and will be swapping the pair on the right in the picture.   I'll sew the beads on mind after I quilt the wallhanging I have in the planning stages.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Received Quilt Shop Block

Thank you Betty! The quilt shop block arrived yesterday and I LOVE it!

Cathy - Quilt Shop Received

Look at this lovely quilt shop I received!!


Thank you Lucy!!  I love it and it will work perfectly with my other shops.  :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thank you Trudy for the fantastic quilt shop block.  I received it today!  You are very kind and gracious.  I like the green quilt block as well.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Quilt Shop Block Received

I got the very cute block in the mail this morning from Lorri. I love it, Thank you!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

One block out, One block in...

I received Edith's block in the mail today.  Thanks Edith!

I mailed Denise her block on Friday. 

Cheryl in Illinois

Quilt Shop Blocks, Phyllis and Daryl

The quilt shop block that Phyllis sent to me arrived on Friday and it is beautiful.  So nicely done and a lot of extra details added.  I don't know how you parted with it!!  It must have gotten caught in machine at post office because envelope had hole torn in it and the envelope was really wrinkled like it had been wadded up and straightened out.  Luckily the zip bag protected the block from any damage.  It is in perfect condition.
I mailed my block on Friday to Daryl.  Post office said it should be delivered on Monday.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pin Cushions are done

I have been busy finishing off my pincushions. All the beads / pin heads have been sewn on.
I have completed 5 blocks.... 3 are to swap & 2 are to keep.
The pin heads are so cute. Some have hearts, some flowers & balls and then some plain round beads.

 No. 1..... To swap.. Hearts

 No. 2..... To swap.. Balls

 No. 3..... To swap.. Beads

 No. 1..... To keep

 No. 2..... To keep