Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Two Pairs of Beauties!

I received these two wonderful 7.5" blocks from Jane in the UK.  The color just doesn't show up quite right because they are really a pretty soft sea foam green.  Thank you so very much, Jane!

I received these two beautiful 12" blocks from Blondie.  She included a darling little birdie magnet that I now have hanging on my fridge.  Thank you so very much, Blondie!

Linda G

Blocks in the Mail

My blocks are in the mail and will hopefully make it to their quilting momma's shortly! :D

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A block received, Mother's Day and news

happy Mother's Day everyone.

I received a block from Pat Smith in the mail yesterday; my camera is needing more than batteries I think. I may have to borrow my DD's until I know what is wrong with my own digital. I am hoping it is just the user.

Thank you Pat for a lovely block!

Ladies, I have sent Shauna an email to inform her that this has been my last month swapping here.
I believe I have over extended myself a bit much for what is on my personal plate.
It has been my pleasure to share some of my stash, time and blocks with you. I know that I will be seeing some of you in other block swaps we share in together.

Many blessings to each of you.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

From Linda

Thank you Linda.  Made my day to come home to these, beautiful

4 Blocks - two folks!

These Blocks will be going out to Linda G and Pat S. ~ enjoy girls!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blocks from Linda

I received these two gorgeous blocks from Linda G of Stray Stitches. Thank you Linda for your lovely blocks!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sneak Peek for Mary

Hope you like them! :D  Sorry for the little foot in your peek, my son was helping. :D

Sneak Peek for Linda

Hope you will enjoy these blocks!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thank You

 Two lovely blocks received from Carol, thank you.  I can't wait to see all the blocks together

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blocks from Linda

I have just received these two block in the mail... Thank you Linda, I really like them and can't wait got them in the quilt.
She even gave me the extra fabric!!  Thank you again!

Blocks ~ all the way from Merrye Olde England!I

I came skipping back up from the mail box today with this marvy parcel from Jane in England.
Jane, these blocks are lovely! Thank you also for the extra fabric and pretty strip they were wrapped in! I feel very spoiled!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thanks Linda!

Thank you for the blocks.  they are perfect, and you were so quick!  Need to make my April blocks for you yet!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

April Blocks Already!

I was quite surprised yesterday when the mail brought me my April blocks!!
These are from Coralie and they are perfect!
I love how she put a bit of art framed in the center.  She also ironed the seams open and I am impressed with how flat it lays.  I may have to try that sometime.

Sew and So On...

March 7.5 Blocks From Ailsa

I got my blocks, and I love them!!  They are gorgeous! Thank you so much, the colors really truly are perfect :D  I really love the pink and grey.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Blocks for Shauna!

Good Evening
I have sent the blocks to Shauna. Hope they don't take too long to reach you!

I enjoyed making these for you.
Always blessed

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Blocks!!

Wow what a month I have been having.... I have just started work again and trying to fit quilting into this has become a changeling and then getting to the post!!!
So I have done both blocks for both my swap partner.
Blocks for Coralie
Coralie, just joined the group.  She wanted scrappy, but I just could not resist these colours...  Coralie, I really hope that you like these.

 Natasha, wanted Blue and White, well I don't really have White so this is the closet I have.  I hope you like them.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blocks Received From Mary

Thank you Mary! I love them both!

Sit back and admire:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Blocks Recieved

These are my blocks received from Mary in Canada. These are the first of my smaller blocks, and a great start to the collections.  Thank you, Mary

I have both sized blocks made for this month, ready for posting to my partners in the next week.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blocks For Carol From Linda

Here are the blocks I sent Carol.  She has received them and said she really liked them.

Blocks For Linda From Carol

I received these two beautiful 12.5 inch blocks from Carol.  I love the rose print in the one on the left and the darling little floral print in the right one.  Thank you, Carol!!

Stray Stitches

Peak for Mary for March

Mailing out my 12.5 inch blocks for Mary for March today. :D Here's a peek:
Sneak Peek


Thursday, February 24, 2011

7.5 Blocks for Ailsa for March

Mailing my blocks out for you tomorrow! These were my very first 2 of this block - and I really enjoyed sewing it! Made two different ones, here's a peak at them :

Barn Door Swap Sneak Peek

Unsure how long it will take to get to you in the UK, but hopefully you like them when they do arrive!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blocks Recieved

I received Blondie's blocks this week, and they are just, if not more stunning in real life.  I even got the scraps and a charm to use to make something else, so thank you so much.

Now to get myself organised, I have some blocks to make

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Beginning of My Barn Door Collection

I've just received the two beautiful blue and white barn door blocks from Linda that she posted below.  I was so excited to get them.  They are the beginning of a fun, new quilt.

~ Karyli

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Making HST - Half Square Triangles - Updated

I just thought that I would add a little not about the Half Square Triangles.  I guess I really never read the instructions on how to make the HST or just thought that every one knows how to do these....  Well I am deeply sorry for those who do not - I was there in June and have now become a master at this....

Cutting your fabric:
Method 1
Light 3 ½” x 7” rectangle, cut 2 squares – 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”.  From the medium/dark 3 ½” x 7” rectangle, cut 2 squares – 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”.  Cut each square once on the diagonal to make two triangles.  With right sides together, match on light triangle to on medium/dark triangle.  Sew a scant ¼” seam allowance on the long edge of the triangles.  Press seam toward the medium/dark fabric

Method 2
Light 3½”x 7” rectangle and on medium/dark 3 ½” x 7” rectangle in half to make four squares measuring 3 ½” x 3 ½”.  Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the light square from one corner to the opposing corner.  Align a light square to a medium/dark square with the right sides together.  Sew a scant ¼” seam allowance on both sides of the drawn line.  Cut apart on the drawn line and press the seams toward the medium/dark fabric.  Using a small square ruler, trim the half-triangle square to measure 3” x 3”

I have done both and methods and 2 works best for me.

I hope that this helps.

I have a few additions to add to this, I hope this will help

Two Blocks In The Mail

These are the two 7.5 inch blocks I made for Karyli.  She requested blue and white.  Karyli should be receiving them shortly as they went out in yesterday's mail.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hole in the Barn Door

the two blocks I sent out this a.m. :

the colors are fairly true with this image but look better in person.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Off and Running!!!

I have emailed all the swap lists out to who your partners are for this month.  So have a great time making your Hole in the Barn Door and new friends along the way.

I look forward to reading your posts a long the way and the blocks that you make.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Going to Start

I hope that all of you are excited about the swap starting.   I will be sending out the email next week of you you will be swapping with.  Once you get your partner, please make contact with them, just to say Hello or check if they prefer any colours.

I am so excited to get this started.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Swap Update

The swap is going to start the week of Valentines Day.  With the number of people interested in each size, we will be making 2 blocks per a swap, it will be a monthly swap.
This block will be on going so people can always join any time, I just choose a start date that would allow us to get interested parties.
I will get the lists out to all parties, who have joined with whom they are going to swap with that month.  So for the first swap, seeing how it will be at mid month, the blocks will be for the month of March, so you will have a month and a little bit to create your block. 
I will be sending out the swap partners around the 25th of each month for the next month.
Thank you all for joining and being patience with me in this process, as it is new to me as well.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Good Morning,
I am still running the "Hole in the Barn Door" block swap.  I have a few signed up and are ready to start swapping and meeting new people.  I would really like to start the swap mid February so we do need a few more participants, if you would like to join or are interested please feel free to email me at and I will get back to you.

thanks for all that have joined and posted the and link the Barn Door Swap on your blogs.