Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Lotto blocks from Donna, Julie, Liz and Maia

These blocks arrived just in time for their makers to be included in the drawing for a set of lotto blocks.

From Donna

Donna Donna
Donna Donna

From Julia, Liz and Maia

Julie Liz Maia

I also received the first September lotto blocks from Amy and photos from three other sneek peekers who have already made their blocks ... stay tuned for some great eye-candy tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Lotto blocks from Amy and Laura

These blocks arrived last week ... I'm playing catch-up (again!)

From Amy:

Amy Amy Amy

From Laura:

Laura Laura

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lotto blocks from Barb, Jeni and Laurie

As Amy put it in a forum message, yesterday was a mailbox bonanza for me--I picked up 13 lotto blocks. Here they are ...

From Barb:

Barb Barb Barb
Barb Barb

From Jeni:

Jeni Jeni Jeni
Jeni Jeni

And from Laurie:

Laurie Laurie Laurie

My apologies to Barb, Jeni and Lauri for the quality of the photos--I took them before sunrise (and coffee!) this morning. I want to get everything updated before the September SNEEK PEEK email message tomorrow ... August really is flying by, isn't it?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Lotto blocks from Liz and Kate

Here are the photos of Liz and Kate's blocks, which arrived on Thursday and Friday.

Liz Kate Kate

You can see all 23 photos of the blocks received so far in Flickr. These are going to make a nice quilt for a lucky person or two ...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Colene's Lotto Block is Here

I picked up this lotto block from Colene today ... which makes 20 blocks received so far.


... and we've still got 2 weeks to go ;-)

Monday, August 14, 2006

Lotto blocks from Renae

Renae is a first timer for the lotto this month and she sent five beautiful blocks that arrived today, but ooops ... I'm afraid they'll need a little minor surgery to make them correct.

Renae Renae Renae
Renae Renae

I should be able to make the changes before these beauties go to this month's winner(s).

Lotto blocks from Michelle & Vanessa

It was like a swappers' Christmas morning at the post office today. Among other squishie packages were lotto blocks from Michelle:

Michelle Michelle Michelle

And Vanessa:

Vanessa Vanessa

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I'm ready

When I sent off 40 scrappy Buckeye blocks to swap, I knew that to make the bedsize quilt I wanted, I'd need 24 more blocks. When someone else in the swap posted a message about how they wished they'd swapped more blocks, I suggested to her that she use the time until the swapped blocks come back to make extra blocks. Last weekend and (mostly) this one, I followed my own advice and made those 24 blocks.

24 extra blocks

It seems the sooner I work on swap blocks, the more likely I am to finish the quilt. I wanted to be ready ... and now, I am ;-)

... 19, 20 (I'm done!)

I finished the Sawtooth Squares I'm making for Kate's HST Sampler swap today ... and it feels so good to have those 260 HST units behind me.

The last two blocks are for Judith and me. I was surprised at how easy it was to match those intersections (and not lose any points!). I guess those 260 HST units has been good for me.

Navy Sawtooth Square block Neutral Sawtooth Square block

Now I can really enjoy each new block as it arrives. Here's a peek at my design wall so far.

HST Sampler Swap blocks

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Lotto blocks from Anne

Anne's enclosed note said she was "back" ... with conviction, I'd say. Here are her five blocks.

Anne Anne Anne
Anne Anne

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Second Chances

This is Lori's quilt, made from swap blocks from a swap on the Quilting forum the last time the swap was held.

When a new swap of book blocks, based on Christine Thresh's pattern, was announced, I was one of the first with their hand up to join.

We're swapping book blocks only and will be able to add our own knick-knacks and "book case." I plan to fill my shelves with souvenirs from my life.

Elsewhere on the Quilting Forum, Ann has assembled a quilt-along, Trail Mix: the Second Journey. The quilt is a great scrappy quilt that was featured in a magazine 2 years ago. Lots of quilters on the forum made the quilt then and, even as a lurker, it was fun to see watch all the different color-ways develope--all the quilts were terrific. You can see a lot of them in this WebShots album: Trail Mix Quilts

It's interesting how some of the swaps and projects and quilts make such an impression that when someone suggests another round, another swap ... there's usually lots of interest. I'm happy to be in on the "second chance" for both of these great quilts ;-)