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Friday Night Block party: Checkerboard

February 28th 2014

Hi there! I have to say that this week has been very exciting in terms of “mail” related to all the cool activities I have joined along with this year.

So before I talk about the

pinwheel block party

I want to give you an update on the Olympic Mug Rug Swap. The ones I made are here, and below are the ones I received, so pretty, she looks just like me!


I also mentioned a couple of posts ago about the Skinny Pinny Swap and I received my Skinny Pinny this week too!  I just love that fabric and how Nancy, (hi!) tied it off at the end, the buttons and rick rack!


And I also got a surprise Log Cabin pinny from Amy! Which is the cutest and so thoughtful of her!


And over on our OLW (One Little Word) group, someone organized a Pen Pal campaign. My Pen Pal sounds like a character right out of a small town novel and I got mail from her as well.  I’ve always wanted to have a pen pal!


And to boot, I was thrilled to find that I had already made the block for this week which is the Checkerboard, block #19. Easy Peasy.


This block was fairly easy to construct: squares. The colors in the book were not as uniform as I made them, they alternated with four colors. But I kept is simple using scraps as I have been during this whole process.

I’m going to start a new quilt today so I can have some different scraps because really, I have such nice fabric in my stash, it’s  time to use it.

P.S. Here is last week’s block corrected!


Skinny Pinny Swap!

February 24th 2014

Oh no! It’s in the mail!!! I was so excited to be a part of this Skinny Pinny Swap. Oh, what is a Skinny Pinny Swap you ask?  Well, thankfully it has nothing to do with a diet!  Amy from Amy Made That!  is hosting this pin cushion swap. She talked all about it over here,  They are supposed to be in the mail by Feb. 28. So I hurried up and mailed mine without taking a picture!


Here is the first draft I made just to practice. I hate pillow seams, I mean closing seams because it’s hard to make them invisible or unnoticeable. Then my squares started coming undone because I snipped the thread to close. See why I need a “practice” one? Not to mention that I got all fancy like trying to use leftover squares and scraps to give it more personality.

I did follow the pattern for the one I swapped (using similar fabrics) and I added a little bonus in the package for the recipient. (Hope you like it Catherine!)

Take a look at the adorable skinny pinny Amy has created, and look here to see the innovations this skinny pinny has.

These are just so cute, you’ll have to run out and make a few of your own with those pretty scraps you been wanting to “clean” up.

And just for fun, because you never have enough pin cushions, she made these Itty bitty witty log cabins.

Get the play by play of those here and see where the inspiration comes from!  Great job Amy. I can’t wait to get my Skinny Pinny!