Monday, August 10, 2009

Around the Block

I am participating in the Around the Block Swap, which involves making two blocks for a participant from fabrics that they have sent to you. The person whose turn it is to send the fabrics does provide some guidance as to how they like their blocks to look. By the end of the month that person will have enough blocks to complete a quilt top.


Kate from One Flew Over was the first to send out her fabrics and I have really enjoyed playing with her them. I love the fabrics Kate has chosen and I was keen to get started on making these blocks straight away.



Kate included in her fabrics these cute (and hard to find!) Heather Ross fabrics. I can understand what the fuss is all about, the little pictures, although dainty, are detailed and just plain gorgeous! They are definitely on my stash wish list!


I have also received this gorgeous gift in the mail. This pincushion was made by Mel from From Little Things...


Thank you Mel, I love it! Believe it or not, I actually did not have a pincushion, so it will definitely be much loved and often used.

18 comments:

  1. Rita, you've done an amazing job with the Kate's prints! I hope I can do as well.

    If looks like you've added a few to the mix. Great choices!

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  2. Oh yes, I love Kate's fabrics and I love what you have done with them Rita. Grey, aqua, orange and white look fabulous together! Beautiful pin cushion too, lucky girl xo

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  3. you know I think you can find these fabrics at www.tqes.com.au
    They sure are beautiful.

    cheers
    Christine

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  4. Oh Rita!!! I just had to pick myself up off the floor...'speechless'. These blocks are just stunning! I love them and I think Alfie may have a battle on his hands. Grey seeds!?!?!? So very generous of you!!! A HUGE BIG THANK YOU!!!!

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  5. How does one go about getting into these swaps -- sounds like something fun for me to do. :)

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  6. Wow! I always knew that you were going to set the bar high, Rita, but this is ridiculous!

    These blocks are simply stunning.

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  7. Beautiful job Rita.
    I can see why Kate is so thrilled.
    Andi :-)

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  8. Beautiful fabrics and lovely blocks that you created!

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  9. Oooh, I love the blocks you've made -- lucky, lucky Kate!

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  10. Jodi, from This That and the Other sent me! No,just kidding - just me , Lurline! Oh, my goodness, it is just wonderful the joy you are spreading with your quilting, congratulations!
    Hugs - Lurline♥
    PS - Simple - but, gee, I love that pincushion!

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  11. The colours are beautiful! And those are some of my fave fabrics!

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  12. Rita, those blocks are just stunning - I love them. Lucky, lucky Kate indeed ;-)

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  13. Oh WOW, my fabric just arrived in the mail today - those blocks are fantastic, and I'm a real sucker for pincushions. I have a whole collection! Love your virgin!

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  14. Oh my goodness Rita, they are so fantastic! As Sheridan said, the bar is set very high (I'm feeling a little inadequate). So beautiful.

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  15. Far out Rita those blocks are insanely good! They make my little pincushion look rather ... simple! But hey, you know it was made with MUCH love! (oh and thanks for the shout out. I was still getting over the shock of those beautiful blocks and then almost fainted when I saw the pin cushion!)

    x

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  16. Love the Fabric Love the Blocks...Great Job.!

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  17. Gorgeous squares (I adore green & blue together!) and what a fantastic pin cushion! And you didn't have one before?! How did you ever survive? hehe

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  18. Just love them Rita! My blocks are still a work in progress, but I am inspired

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