Monday, 17 August 2009

Birthday Block Swap Completed.

Firstly - apologies for the blog silence. I have the bloggers worst nightmare problem - a broken laptop! Also the 'house' PC that I am currently using is very sick, currently it will only work lying on its side and is making the most awful noise. There are other computers in the house but we all know how much more convenient it is to have your own laptop - and would you want to blog in a teenage boys bedroom?

Quilting wise I have not made as much progress as I was hoping - but isn't that always the way?
However I have completed the Birthday Block Swap I started last July. This is the last block, it should have been the June block but was not actually completed until July. It has gone to Libby who lives in Buffalo NY - her theme was ferns and violets and I decided to do an embroidered block for a change as I had found this lovely design in a quilting mag a few months ago.

This is a close up of the stitching. I have used hand dyed fabrics as my first two borders and then a fern printed fabric for the outer border.

So over the last year I have made blocks for 11 people that have gone all over the world. It has been a good swap as I have tried out new blocks and ideas that I never would have tried otherwise. I have received enough blocks back to make my quilt but am still disappointed that three of the ladies I made a block for have not sent me one yet. Perhaps there is still time?


Quilthaze said...

Good to have you back Janet! The block is lovely! You've reminded me I must get on with the stitchery block of the month I signed up for after seeing your stitching at the Skipton exhibition day. I've been doing lots on my blog too!
Hazel x

Nia Tilley said...

Hi Janet, missed you, good to see you back. I love your little block. Did you all use the same colour scheme or was that up to the individual? Great idea. If you don't get all your blocks let me know, I'd be happy to make one as an Aussie contribution.
All the best,

Jude said...

Lovely block. Yes,it's sad when others don't come up with something promised!!
Kittens are growing daily and very playful.