Monday, November 2, 2009

More Gifts from the Mailman

The mailman was really good to me today. Although I was expecting it, the package of fqs from the Bingo game was way more than I expected.  This big fat package contained 25 fqs!  There are some really pretty fabrics in this big group.  It's going to be fun to find projects for them.

Also today, I got this group of 6 inch blocks.  They are so cute.  I was in a swap on Swap bot and my partner flaked on the swap.  The coordinator of the swap then stepped in and sent me these to replace the one I should have gotten earlier.  They're going to work in perfectly in the Christmas quilt I'm putting together.  I have blocks from 4 different swaps that I'll put in one project.  You know, saying (writing) that makes me realize that at this time last year I hadn't even heard of a block swap.  Now each one that comes along tempts me and I have to be careful not to overextend myself.

I started working on a wall hanging that I'm making as a gift, and got one block pieced.  They're all cut and really go together easily.  There's some applique to do to finish it up, but even that shouldn't be difficult.  In cas you can't tell, it will be a cardinal.  I'll post one when it's finished, and tell you the name of the pattern, but I just don't want to walk upstairs again tonight. (sorry)

These are the DJs I've made in the last few days.  My pile of blocks is really growing; I now have 67 done.  Of course, the quilt has 169, so I'm only about one third done.


Barb said...

How fun...all those fat quarters...congrats...

You are coming right along with your DJ squares...

searchfamilies said...

Very nice to get packages expected or otherwise
The blocks are lovely as is the wallhanging all very nice
Hugs Janice

tango's trash & treasures said...

Congratulations on your winnings!

Blocks are very pretty!

andsewon said...

Love getting packages ...period!;-)
WOW!! That Fat Qt Bundle was some package for sure!!Congrats on being the lucky one!
Nice Swap Mom to replace what you should have received.
You have some nice blocks to play with.
You are coming along with the DJ too!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Look at all those pretty fat quarters. Congrats on your win!

I LOVE swapping!