Monday, 26 October 2015

Final Birthday Swap Blocks

This weekend I needed to work on the final two blocks for the birthday swap that I am participating in with some online friends from a FB group that I belong to.  The idea behind the swap is that each of the participants create a block for each of the other ladies taking part and send it to them in time for their birthday month.  It has been a lot of fun and, as there are no birthdays for the month of December, the final two blocks needed to be sent off to arrive in time for the November birthdays.

For Annabella, Isle of Wight

We are given the choice of colour that the recipient would like and the blocks are 12" finished.  I always take forever to decide which fabrics to use and which design of block to make, so I spent a very happy Saturday afternoon choosing both!!


For Carol, New Zealand

In the end, I chose to make two 'Jacob's Ladder' blocks which were straightforward to make and I was pleased with the results.  



I also decided that I should add a little label to the back of the 'secret project' I have been working on, so I did that too.  Now both the blocks and the secret project are ready to put in the post.  It is just as well, as some of them have a long way to travel!!


From Claire, Lowestoft, United Kingdom

By coincidence, I received another block to add to those I received for my birthday this morning.  This pretty block is from Claire.

You can see all the birthday blocks that I have made and sent, as well as those that I have received on my 'Birthday Block Swap Page'. When I have received all my blocks I will be making them into a quilt which I am very excited about.  It will be lovely to have a quilt made from blocks which have come from all over the World! 


16 comments:

  1. So much delight in the birthday blocks, I looked through them all again. Makes me want to make more quilts : ) Thanks for sharing. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I have enjoyed making them and I am looking forward to putting my quilt together! xx

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  2. I really like the birthday block project - you are going to have a spectacular quilt - and so meaningful too.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am so looking forward to putting the quilt together it will be treasured!! xx

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  3. You do such beautiful work, I'm sure the recipients are happy to receive something from you!!

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I have certainly enjoyed receiving my birthday blocks and I am looking forward to piecing them into a quilt! xx

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  4. Your blocks look great, Christine. I love your label. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! It has been such fun to be part of the swap! xx

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  5. Hi Christine,i love your blocks,great label xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It is the first time I have labelled a quilt! Christine x

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  6. Such pretty blocks Christine.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! It has been fun to participate in the swap! Christine x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    der Swap ist eine schöne Idee, vor allem deine Blöcke sind auch sehr schön geworden!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I have really enjoyed taking part and I am looking forward to being able to make my quilt! Christine x

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  8. The birthday swap sounds fun! Your quilt will be a treasure. Lovely work on the ones you made. The label on your secret project is just too sweet.

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    1. Thank you Renee! It will be fun to be able to make up the quilt! Christine x

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