Monday, February 10, 2020

Quilty Gifts

I participated in Barb's sawtooth star block swap and just got my blocks back. It's always an exciting day when you see the package in the mailbox and can't wait to open it!


Sawtooth Stars on the design wall
Aren't they beautiful and sparkly?!?!
I think I might make 10 more blocks to make it a larger quilt and feel totally stoked to work on this project at my upcoming quilt retreat.
Thanks again to Barb for this (and many previous) block swaps! I am sad she is retiring as swap mistress and hope someone else with the time and organizational skills will take over this wonderful tradition.


And also, I received a second surprise parcel in the mail this week as I was the lucky winner of the blogiversary draw at Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Thank you Sarah for the gift bag! It had some fabric treats, notions, patterns and this lovely card, which I taped right in the front cover of my dayplanner (yes, I still use an actual book to keep track of my schedule).

I feel very spoiled being the recipient of all these treats! Thank you blog readers and writers for constantly building community and being so generous! I am grateful indeed!
Linking up to Small Quilts.

15 comments:

Amy said...

Oh boy, I see my block! It's the turquoise one with the music flowing through the center. These blocks are so much fun! I'm looking forward to playing with them too.

tubakk said...

So fun with all those stars.

Barb said...

I see my thimble star. They look great, I haven't put mine up yet and I'm looking forward to it!

Nann said...

I see a couple of mine! I haven't figured out what I'm going to make with them. (I have to Frolic first.)

MissPat said...

These look remarkable uniform in size. Must be a good swap group.
Pat

Sandy said...

Congrats on win, how fun. The quilt is fantastic. I don't use a planner per sey, but I do keep a paper calendar here at my computer desk, and one on the side of fridge in the kitchen. But, I also use my digital one on the phone which gives me the ability to add and check things when not at home. I just recently got my Alexa to check my calendar daily. I find it all helpful, but do periodically have to compare one calendar to another to be sure things get carried back and forth. Swing by for a visit. Sandy's Space

The Joyful Quilter said...

What an AWESOME batch of blocks!!!

Deanna W said...

You are so lucky!! Love all those stars...they are so sparkly and bright. I am headed out on a retreat with some quilty friends this weekend!! Trying something new...only taking hand work to do.

Louise said...

Fun and fabulous blocks! What a treat to get them in the mail. And then to win a prize, too?? You had a lucky week :)

Julierose said...

Congrats on your lovely winnings;)))
Those star swap blocks are beautiful...what a lovely quilt they will make...Enjoy hugs, Julierose

Jenny said...

Ohhh, lots of lovely stars, you will have fun with these, I'm sure. I you to take part in lots of block swaps and it is so exciting getting the blocks returned.

Janet O. said...

That is a very bright and happy constellation!

AnnieO said...

Ah, you did the modern swap! They look very bright and fun. Congratulations on your win!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

I've been looking at my stars too! I see mine among yours. It was so fun to get that package in the mail!

Judy Hansen said...

Beautiful stars blocks. It will make a lovely quilt. I like the way the center of each star really features the fabric. Thanks for linking with Design Wall Monday, Judy