Catching up and cashing in

/ Wednesday 2 June 2010 /
Trying to catch up with my bees this week! Here are the blocks I made for Alison of the Incredible Shrinkers. Simple 2.5" squares of Hope Valley. This was a lovely, easy block to make since she had already cut 2.5" strips for us. I put them together while watching an old BBC rendition of Martin Chuzzlewit on my computer.
And what about cashing in? Take a look at this loot! I won this yardage of Erin McMorris' Sock Monkey fabric from Julia on Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.
Loot from Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day
And what about these goodies from Karen, as part of the Old Red Barn Co. group's May Swap? There was a chocolate bar that got stolen by thieves before the photo session, and the other things are some cool shoelaces, long quarters of fabric in moody purples and greens, some interesting "stash record" binder pages where you can staple swatches from your stash for record keeping.  And the most amazing thing of all was this pieced block that you can barely get a glimpse of.
ORBC May Swap - Incoming loot!
It's a pickle dish block! Wow! Is that not amazing! It's simply the best! Thank you so much, Karen!  I love it!
Loot: ORBC May Swap


{ ktquilts } on: 2 June 2010 at 08:52 said...

Wahoo!!!!!! I love catching up, wish I could do more of it!!!

Love the sock monkey too!!



{ Molly } on: 2 June 2010 at 09:15 said...

Oh I have lots of Hope Valley scraps left from my pinwheel quilt and your blocks are just inspiring me! I will have to pull them out and look at them again ....

{ My Life In Stitch } on: 2 June 2010 at 09:16 said...

I too love catching up but there is always something new to catch up on so never really get caught!!!!

{ Dee } on: 2 June 2010 at 09:20 said...

Wow on the quilt block you were gifted! That is amazingly beau!

Congratulations on the quiltey goodies (and the non-quiltey candy bar that will be missed, I'm sure)!

Score one for the hometeam!

{ karen } on: 2 June 2010 at 09:49 said...

Glad to hear you liked your swap package! Nice to "meet" you too.

{ Claudia } on: 2 June 2010 at 13:11 said...

Ohhhh, I love the Pickle Dish block. Very bright and colorful.

{ Kristen } on: 2 June 2010 at 17:38 said...

I don't know if I resist anything made with hope valley! I love your loot. Congrats.

{ wishes, true and kind } on: 4 June 2010 at 00:00 said...

Such pretty blocks and fabric!

{ ParisMaddy } on: 8 June 2010 at 09:57 said...

Winning is so fun...enjoy your goodies!

I tried the quilt as you go method and it was ok. I'm excited to see how your beautiful blocks turn out once the back is on.

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