We have now finished half of our swap! The collection of blocks we each have are beautiful and fun. The quilts are building right before us. Anyone have any ideas on how they will put theirs together?
Below you will find the original swap guidelines. I will post a photo of our June blocks as soon as all have come in.
Mailings of our blocks need to be made by the 10th of the month in order to reach our sister by the 15th (don't forget the tracking number). Would all of you take a photo of your block before mailing in case your sister is unable, you can email them to me an I will post (thank you).
**By December 15,2014 you will have received 12 blocks all made by the same person with the same fabrics.
Title of Swap: Mystery Sister Block Swap
Sign up Open: November 6, 2013
Sign up Closed: November 18, 2013 (6pm PST)
Blocks Due: 15th of each Month - Beginning in January
1. Must send one (1) 12 1/2" sewn unfinished block DUE 15th of each month.
2. Must use good quality cotton fabric. Mark blocks "washed" or "not washed".
3. Choose a maximum of five (5) fabrics that you will use during the year. Only these fabrics will be used. This is so the blocks will coordinate at the end. All five fabrics do not have to be used in each block.
*Exception to the Five Fabrics - your Mystery Sister requests a Scrappy look.
4. Send a Swatch card of your five fabrics along with your first block. This will allow your Mystery Sister to find coordinating fabric to finish her quilt.
5. You may vary the type of blocks (paper pieced, applique, piecework, etc).
6. No basic blocks (4 patch, 9 patch, Amish Bar), be creative.
**Mailing - blocks must be mailed with a Confirmation Number. Once mailed, the number needs to be sent to me so I can keep track. You can mail 1st Class or Priority. Please place your block in a zip lock bag with the mailing address inside (just in case the envelope gets damaged).
We're off to a good start!
Blocks Received : Pics Posted
Quiltaholic PP OFF : x7 x7
CitySandie : x7 x7
Fleur55 PP ON : x7 x7
Quilter Jen PP Senders Choice : x7 x7
Headielamar PP OFF : x7 x7
Nickilee PP OFF : x7 x7
Bluesnail PP Senders : x7 x6
Missmommy PP ON : x7 x6
J Lu PP Senders Choice : x6 x6
Quiltingnewbie2 : x7 x7
AngelaC PP Senders Choice : x7 x7
ELY/SYSSY : x7 x7
Susan-TN PP ON : x7 x7
Pvillelou PP OFF : x7 x7
Rn55 Smile PP ON : x7 x7
Sue B PP OFF : x7 x7
Justaquiltin' : x7 x7
Crazy'boutquilts PP OFF : x7 x7This message has been edited. Last edited by: Fleur55,
July already? Yikes. I bett get going on this month"s block.
I feel so bad for our two sisters who are still waiting on their June blocks. Maybe they will get June and July at the same time!
I will repeat Quiltingnewbie2's offer and add myself~ anyone who feels they can't get their blocks out on time, PM me for my address. You can send me your fabrics and plans for blocks and I will finish up the year for you.
Q & Jen, I hope your blocks arrive soon!This message has been edited. Last edited by: crazy'boutquilts,
Sisters I appreciate your willingness to step up and help out. The four (4) people involved with the late blocks have either stated that they will get the blocks out on time and would like to continue and/or the person receiving has stated that they would prefer to wait for their sister to send the block hoping it will be more on time in the future.
It does make it difficult when all players are not playing by the guidelines they agreed upon. Hopefully everyone will continue to keep me informed if there is a problem so it can be dealt with. I will continue to keep an eye on the ongoing situation.
Quilter Jen and Quiltaholic have been extremely patient the past six (6) months, I hope the next six (6) are much better Thank you both!
Happy Days!! We have some July blocks in flight
My sister is quick. I have my block. I will post a picture over the weekend.
Love that block! Still no June and July, but hoping for blocks on Monday.
Cool block pvillelou!
I received 2 blocks in the mail today! Autumn leaves, sure made me feel cooler. LOL I'll take a pic tomorrow when the light is better. Thank you MS!! Does this mean there won't be an August block?
Maybe the heat has gotten to them. Maybe they have gone on vacation and can't get to a post office. Maybe they need a minute. Sorry about your blocks
No, not yet. Maybe it melted- over 100 today
Another awesome block in the mail today - boy my SS is sure on the ball - Thank you!
"She said she usually cried at least one each day, not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short"
www.RavioleeDreams.Etsy.com - LOTS OF PRETTIES - 4/2014
Earlier in the year I had suggested that we each make a few extra blocks in case something came up so our sister would not have to wait for her block.
Now I am asking all of you to please make a few extra blocks to have ready to mail out on time. With summer vacations here and the holidays approaching, our time will be directed to other things. Please, remember how much you enjoy receiving your block on time and that your sister would love the same feeling
We still have 2 sisters waiting on their June Block and I have already received notes from a few of you that you will be sending the July block out late. When you sit down to sew, make an extra one or two blocks just for times like this
Crazy'boutquilts just heard from your Mystery Sister, the two blocks are for July. Said she was bored and wanted to make two
Pvillelou & Nickilee - very pretty blocks!!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Fleur55,
Still no blocks as of Monday's mail
...oooo.. just saw there are still some June blocks not received yet...
... Good Grief ... I thought I was getting an early start ... look at all of the blocks already sent ... good going gals
Thank you Fleur! Lucky me indeed! And here are my beauties~
..they make me think of autumn on this hot summer day. Thank you again MS!!
...CBQ that is really cool ... a positive and a negative of that fall leaf ... very pretty ...
To my Mystery Sister- your package arrived yesterday! I can't even begin to tell you how perfect your timing was- After a 14hr. day at work, I was so tired that I skipped dinner. I came home & found your wonderful present waiting for me! You did a beautiful job on the block! I love it!!! Thank you ever so much!!!
Happy Stitching All!
Susan-TN your Mystery Sister sent a pic for me to post. She's glad you liked the block.
...wow... that's really pretty .... I'm sure she is glad she chose blue and white theme ...
No block yet but, I'm loving what y'all are gettin
My June and July blocks arrived today and they are gorgeous! Will post a picture tomorrow- my memory card is full and I have to process pictures first to clear the card.
Finally, a picture of my July block. Thank you MS - love them all!!
My July block. Aren't the crabs the coolest? A really neat block with lots of little paper piecing!
I like the reverse leaves posted up above- what an easy way to add interest to a quilt by reversing the positive/negative color.
Scrappy beach - anything as long as it is "beachy." Going to make a quilt for my Grandpa who loves Hawaii/beach things.
Hoping you have a block tomorrow
My block arrived today. Thanks so much SS I just love my stars. I will post a picture tomorrow.
The smallest Cross in the corner is the one you put in the room.
I hope all our daily ups and downs are with needle and thread.
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Jen, what a neat block, love the movement of it.
..once again my Mystery Sister has sent a beautiful block ... I cannot choose a favorite they are all so beautiful .. I will post a picture tomorrow ... I need better light than I have in the evenings.
Mystery Sister ... I LOVE the way you are interpreting each block in the wonderful fabrics you chose for my quilt to honor my late daughter. She loved pink and lively and creative looking designs .... in fact she beaded and inked lovely things that were much like the designs in the fabrics you chose.
Thank you seems so insignificant.This message has been edited. Last edited by: City/Sandie,
I cannot change 'things', but I can change how I feel about them. Me.
Wounded Warrior Project
I GOT MY JULY BLOCK AND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL ONE.
I THINK I AM THE LOKIE ONE IN THE GROUP MY BLOCKS ARE STONING.
FLEUR55 I KNOW WHAT YOU SAY I WAS LATE ONE AND I DID NOT LIKE THE FILING. SO NOW I MAKE ALL MY BLOCK SO THE ONLY THING I HAVE TO DO IS PACK THEM AND PUT IN THE MAIL. I AM REDUING MY QUILTING ROOM AND I DID NOT WANG NOTHING TO HAPEN TO THE BLOCKS,
I received my July yesterday and it is lovely. Thank you Mystery Sister.
Posting for Sue B.
Posting for Ely.
I have a request from some your Mystery Sister's asking that we all post a photo of all the blocks together that we have received so far. It will help to see what type of block may be needed to round out the 12 blocks.
Some of you have already been doing this
nice job everyone they are all so pretty
No block yet but, I have faith
Okay, in response to the requests to see the blocks we have received so far here are my pretties.
Let's see the rest
Pretty blocks Fleur! Your colors are very soothing.
Here are mine!~
Great blocks! Will take a picture of all of mine later today.
No block yet. Very nice everyone.
Hostess Duties - Well sisters it is the 16th and we still have 7 of us without their blocks .
Please post when you receive your block and if you have not sent one out, send it!
Thank you to all that have kept me informed of any issues.
Just got home from a week long vacation, but, no block in the mailbox.
Diane - check your PMs
Wonderful variety of blocks AND fabrics.
Looking forward to seeing them all together.
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