Friday, April 24, 2015

Quilts in the garden blocks received. Border blocks made. Possible layout

It has been great over the last few months working on these fun blocks.
This block has come all the way from Kathi in Alaska.... The quilt on the fence is so cute
Thankyou Kathi
And this one is from Linda T. It's a bit different with the blue sky but it is still pretty. The quilt is so sweet.

I have managed to make all 26 of my border blocks for this months finish....
Is anyone going to be swapping these blocks this month...

And I even made the bonus Half square triangles too.....

So I had a play with the layout of the blocks. This was a row by row quilt but I am not doing mine in rows. Mine will look a bit busier and come out a completely different size. Oh the challenge.
I will fill in the spaces with the half square triangles and trim some blocks to make them all fit in.
This is what I have so far....

The empty space is for the one  I am still waiting on. A tree block is to come from Denise.

Monday, April 20, 2015

It has made it over the waters

hi everyone.
Just like to say that another fence and quilt block has made it across the waters.
From Alaska to Australia.. What a trip....
Kathi, Thankyou so much. I love your block. The quilt is amazing. I can't wait to start putting all these blocks together.......
This has been so much fun....

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hi, Marilyn,
I just came home from being gone 2 weeks (back to back quilt retreats - yeah!) and found your beautiful block. Thank you! It's a fence block and really cute. I love it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thank you Jo!

I received my tree block with the little quilt from Jo in Australia. I love it. Those clothespins (or pegs as you call them) are so darling and the tiniest I have ever seen! Thank you so much Jo.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Block Received!

Today I received a fun little package in my mail box.  Lorri, your block is lovely.  How did you ever sew those teeny, tiny little blocks together to make the quilt?  Thank you too for the beautiful crocheted potholder.  You are so very thoughtful.  Enjoy your Spring!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cathy - Block Sent and Received

Hi everyone! I cannot believe we're about done. I've had so much fun, I hate for it to end.  I received my block from Betty in the mail yesterday (on the left).  It's so pretty!  It will look perfect in my quilt.

A Quilting Chick 

I put my block (on the right) in the mail today to Lorri.  Thanks again Deana for such a wonderful and fun project!  


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Block received

Yesterday I received my block in the mail. It came from Linda Th in Texas, rather than Denise. The blocks were marked wrong when they were posted, but she said they decided to send the blocks that were pictured. THANK YOU Linda. I love it, and the mini quilt is just darling. 
Goal for today, get my rows set! I have my 26 chevrons made, but can't sew them together until I have the rows together.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Block recieved and sent

I received the block from Daryl today.  I loved your choice of tree material.  Thanks. 
I also sent my block to Vickie in Salina.  Sorry I forgot about it and started on another project. 

fence block sent to TX

I mailed my block to Cathy on Monday , the 6th)  Post Office said it should get there by Thursday.

I received my tree block from Ann.  It is so nicely done.  She left extra embroidery thread on edge of block so I can continue it over the next block.   Nice.

Block sent and block received!

I mailed my block to Linda on Friday, April 3rd and received a very nice block from Trudie and she enclosed the nicest purse that she made. It was such a surprise and the colors match the ones we used in the swap. Thank you Trudie. So, so, so sweet of you.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Blocks have set sail

After my busy 3 weeks I have finally got myself together and put my blocks in the mail.
I have really enjoyed making these blocks and am so looking forward to the ones I will receive. It is great to see all the different fabrics used and then to make them all work together.
Lyn, Daryl & Denise please have some patience. I know it is hard to wait but they will get to you.

Block is on it's way to Phyllis in Utah

I mailed the block Saturday Phyllis. You should get it early in the week.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Block Sent

On my way out of town yesterday, I dropped Betty's block in the mail. It should be there by Monday.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Thank you!

This has been my first blog block swap and it has been very fun. I put Jo's block in the mail today. It is traveling from Alaska to Australia, from one end of the earth to the other.

"Quilts in the Garden" blocks ready to swap April 1st!

We made it!  Thank you ladies for a wonderful swap group! We are also, sadly, coming to a near close of the Quilter's Garden Mystery Row Swap.  I thank all of you wonderful ladies for supporting this project!  You have been a wonderful, fun, and reliable group.

The border pattern will be released today or tomorrow with finishing instructions.  There will be a border swap on the first of May for those who want to participate, but it won't be required because you will all have the final pattern.

I do plan to do another Mystery Row Project that will be very similar to this one.  It likely won't start until late summer.  If anyone is interested please let me know through email or a comment.  Just like last time, I am asking for theme ideas, so please share your ideas even if you don't want to join again.

One more thing,  this blog will remain open for you to show us your finished or progressing Quilter's Garden projects.  Remember, it is your quilt and you can put it together any way you wish.  Please let us see what you did with the patterns and your blocks.

Here is the random sample sequence list:

Here is the swap list that matches it.  Tracy drew her own name so I did a random draw to determine who to switch her with.  The switch is indicated in yellow highlights.

Here are the blocks.