Sunday 3 May 2009

Birthday Block Swap April

These blocks were actually made at the beginning of the month and sent off to Ann in Brittany France before we went away. Never got round to 'blogging' them before and I would like to have the complete set of blocks on my blog when the swap finishes in June.
Ann asked for 9 inch shoofly blocks in blue and cream. Now the swap is for one block only but as you can see I made (and sent) three. The reasons for this are twofold. Firstly this was such a simple block to make I thought it was not fair to make only one as I had spent a lot of time on some of the previous blocks. Second I was not sure which fabric would work best for Ann so if I made three if she didn't like one or it did not fit with the others she could reject it.

This first one is made with a Rowan fabric - this one I liked best!
This is just an ordinary floral fabric I had in my stash.
This one is using some of my hand dyed blue fabric.
I was disappointed to read on the swap forum this morning that Ann has only received blocks from 3 swappers so far. I hope that this changes soon - I know I have been late with some of mine but am all up to date now.
May is my birthday month (it is my real birthday on the 7th) so hopefully some blocks will arrive for me soon! I have asked for black and white log cabins with red centres.

I am itching to get started on some of the projets that I brought back from America with me but I am not allowing myself to touch anything until I have completed my City & Guilds pieces. I have college again in 2 weeks and I must make some serious progress by then.
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Sue Wild said...

Simple but lovely blocks, I hope that she likes them.

Look forward to hearing more about your trip to the US on Wednesday.


Ann J said...

I love all 3 blocks Janet, and you were more than generous! I hope you received my 'thank you'note !

Happy Birthday for Thursday , I reckon May is a good birthday month as it's mine on the
8th!!.....Luv AJ