Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Swap Blocks from Theri

Swap Blocks from Theri
and some fabulously luscious chocolate
Thank you so much Theri!

Did you miss me? I sure missed all of you. I feel like I have been away from this blog for an age and so much has been happening. You have all been so busy.

I haven't sewn for so long that I'm not sure I would recognise a needle and thread if I stood on one!

Some wonderful swap blocks came from Theri amidst all the chaos and they are wonderful. Have you seen Theri's design and layout for her swap blocks? Isn't she clever?

I did manage to spend a pleasurable few hours at a local quilt show the other weekend. The quilts were amazing. I liked so many of them and was honoured to have some of the quilt makers tell me about the inspiration for their work, the difficulties they encountered finding just the right fabric and the pleasure they had in completing their quilt.

I thought I would show you the pincushions I made for my swap partner. For some reason she hasn't posted pictures on Flickr. Strange, but perhaps her computer is misbehaving. Been there, done that.



This was a pattern in the issue of Quilts & More I received in the block swap. You can find the online version of the pattern here.


This one is from the book Quilts as Gifts. I really enjoyed making both.

Well, I have quite a bit of catching up to do so I'm off the read your blogs.


Message for Debra - Wagonwife
For some reason, Debra, I can't seem to post comments to your blog posts lately and as you are set to no-reply I can't email to let you know or thank you for the lovely comments you always leave on mine.

Just wanted you to know.

Happy Stitching...Ann

14 comments:

  1. Oooooo, your pin cushions are soooooo pretty! I love the little house one. I will have to check out that book, sounds great! Theri's blocks are very pretty, I received mine but have not taken pictures for my blog yet. Must do that soon! Just two more sets of blocks to go and we can put our quilts together, too.

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  2. Glad you're back! Love the blocks, I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt made from them. The pincushions are great, they do look fun to make and to have! Hope things level out and you can sew again. Blessed be.

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  3. Good to hear from you;) Love your pincushions;) Did I send you swap blocks yet? I can't remember if I did or not????!!
    Happy Quilting!!

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  4. Hello Stranger! Been wondering where you were. :)

    I love the pincushion, that's so very sweet!

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  5. I did miss you! I hope the chaos settles down and lets you get reacquainted with needle and thread soon. Your pincushions are darling. I particularly like that flower wristband one. -Joanne

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  6. Yep, I've missed you too, as well as a certain other buddy! Sorry about the chaos that has surrounded you lately; maybe everything will calm down soon. I love the little pin cushion, and the sweet little pillow. Your work is always so cheerful! ---"Love"

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  7. Sorry Ann about the computer, not sure what happened there. I love the pincushions. Adorable. And Theri does gorgeous work, I remember from APQ. Thank you too for the comments on my blog. I will be back among the traditional quilters for a while. I am going to be a grandmother for the first time in March. I am going to start a baby quilt. Should be an adventure. (Yikes!)

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  8. hello stranger ;) life does get in the way diesn't it :) Your pincushion is great, I still have to do mine!!! Karen xx

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  9. Too funny, but last night I was just thinking "where is Ann?" and here you are! It's good to see you back. Those pincushions are adorable and I'd love to wear that flower one, though I'm pretty sure my "helpers" would enjoy pulling the pins out while I did.

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  10. The pincushions are adorable! Theri's blocks are great and her layout for the quilt is amazing! She is so creative! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I had to look at it to see if there were any young people in any of my pictures. Ha! Don't I wish!

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  11. I did miss you!!! Glad you are back. The pincushions are so cute. I have the magazine for the wrist pincushion,after seeing yours I might have to try one.

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  12. Wow, that took forever to get there~ 28 days! You are definitely as far as possible away from Texas! :) Theri

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  13. Ann I totally love both my pincushions and all the other goodies that you sent to me!!! Sorry for my delay in posting the photos - life has been completely out of control lately - I will get them up ASAP.

    Thank you so much for doing this swap with me, I had so much fun!!!! Hugs, Christine

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  14. I love your pincushions...Lovely!
    Micki

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