Time today to share my latest block activity.
These four blocks are my 'give' (top) and 'get' (bottom) blocks for January and February.
My January block was made for me by Carin from Ullharvan. Carin is in Sweden (our Aussie Swap Block group is very multi-national!!) and the block I made for her (top left hand corner of top photo) went to her via a little side trip to Nambucca Heads in NSW. Australia! When I mailed it I was also mailing my Care at do.Good Stitches blocks and switched the envelopes!! Thank you to my two long suffering partners who mailed the blocks to each other!!
My February block was made for me by Sue from Sue's Quilty Bits and Bobs. I so love the orange and pink fabric. When Sue asked me what colours I would like so as not to 'over balance' any one colour in my accumulated blocks to date, I initially said 'no pink'. Sue responded saying that was a shame as she had this great orange and pink number! Well what's a gal to do - bring on the orange and pink I said and 'over balance' be damned! Great decision! Thankfully, when I sent Sue her block (top right hand corner of the top photo) I was much more diligent and mailed it correctly.
I now have ten fantastic blocks towards my quilt to be. Time soon to start making some decisions - how big do I want my quilt to be, how many more blocks do I need, to sash or not to sash, borders ........ ? Ah the fun of decisions - so much better than which bill to pay first or the oft asked question "Hey Mum what's for dinner?"!!!!
Until next time, happy quilting, knitting, sewing, crafting ....