Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Friendship Quilt Block Swap - Swap 1

What a fun day. Inspired by Thimbleanna's Friendship Quilt, two friends (Carol and Cheryl) and I have started our own Friendship block swap. We meet on our lunch hour on Wednesdays to applique and will be swapping our blocks on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Well...today was the big day for our first swap and we were all so excited to swap our blocks with each other. Carol and I had the same idea and made friendship stars. I embroidered a butterfly on mine to symbolize a beginning. Cheryl really surprised us with cute shoe blocks (needle turn applique)embellished with beads, buttons, bows. This is going to be so much fun and Carol has already finished her blocks for July! I told her she needed to go ahead and give them to us...but she was having none of that.

Today, instead of appliquing...I finished sewing on buttons on my pincushions. What started out as a project of making a 25 pin cushions for kits I am putting together for a workshop and to contribute some to my guild boutique coming up, ended up with me making 62 pincushions!!! What can I say, I get carried away. They are made with four patch blocks and I was having so much fun making the four patches I just kept on sewing. Soooooo, I think I have enough to last awhile. I have a pincushion swap going on through this blog too, but only had 4 people sign up, but they will soon be getting one of these pincushions.
This also empties out my project box - so now I am free to start my next big project - the French Braid, Wooohooooo! (I have two project boxes, have to complete one to empty the box before I can start another big project - just a way I have of keeping myself under control. But hey, Hobby Lobby has more boxes and I have a 40% off coupon!)

7 comments:

Catherine said...

Those little blocks look like so much fun!
I love your pin cushions!! I've got to make myself a few!

Carol - Rock Hill SC said...

Thanks Teresa! I was so thrilled with my blocks from the exchange. But you failed to mention your wonderful gifts to us. Teresa gave both of us a journal to track our journey and a project box to keep our swap blocks in. Oh yes, and I can't forget the great candy. What would a quilter do without her sweets??

Floss said...

The friendship swap sound like a lot of fun, the blocks are all lovely.
That’s a lot of pin cushions.

Cheryl - Winthrop said...

Well, I can say I am published. I can't wait until next month. The project box is just beautiful. I already started my journal. Hopefully, the journal will fill up as will the project box. I put my sweets in the freezer. Nothing beats frozen chocolate.

Toni said...

Cute blocks...The shoe is cute..You sure made a lot of pincushions...Have a good weekend..Toni

kjquilts said...

I love your friendship blocks and WOW! thats a lot of pincushions!!! Can't wait to see some of your French Braid quilt.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, your first blocks look fabulous -- what a great start! You're going to have SO much fun!!!