Mail Call...

I received your envelope in the mail today. Beautiful fabric choices...I have to admit I am am a little intimidated though! I think I will pull some scraps and try it before making your block...


Mailed Out Your Goodies Today

Well, 11 envelopes went out today. They may take longer than I had hoped because I realized I am the only person on the east coast! Most of you are in the mid-west or the western part of the country.

Here is my first version of the block. This (I probably shouldn't admit this...but...) was my first time foundation piecing and I did have a learning curve, but once the first 2 sections were done, it became easier.

I have some additional pictures of my organization and mailing process on my blog if any of you are interested. The cutting and organizing did take more time than I had envisioned, so keep that in mind for your month. Luckily, I had the paper items copied last week, so this week was just cutting, measuring and mailing.

I will put more specific tips/pictures of my adventure with this block next week, but here is my first foundation block # 26.
Thanks again,


Preview for my Beach Quilt

Well, here it is...block #26, Twirling Star. I will be asking everyone to leave off the circle applique just because I don't really know which color I would like it to be. I think I will have a better idea when I see all the blocks together.
In the mail within the next week, you will receive 4 sheets of foundation paper with the template already copied onto it.

A copy of the original template (never know when mistakes will happen), for those of you without the magazine.

and a copy of the instructions from the magazine.

Here are my fabrics thus far...I still need a few more so I am off to Wish Upon a Quilt today for some additional choices. The greens...

The yellow/golds...

My reds...

And my favorite...the blues! These are all from Crystal Palace.

Later in the month I will try to post a couple of pictures of the beach place so you can see why I have chosen the colors. Hopefully it will make things come together for you.
Thanks in advance for all your efforts! I am soooo excited!


Somewhere between Christmas and New Year

Happy Holidays to everyone!
I am pretty sure I am going to use block #26 from the
new edition of 100 Blocks. It is a block that uses triangles but
eventually has a circular look to it. It is named Twirling Star. I
also like block #86, Spring Blossom-but this one has more pieces, so I think the
Twirling Star is the best choice.

I am choosing red, blue, green and yellow so that it
will match my little place at the beach. I will send out the templates,
instructions and fabrics beginning Dec. 26

I hope everyone is as excited as I am.


Right Around the Corner

I sent the mailing list to Donna today!! YAY!! Let the fun begin!


Getting Closer!

I just realized that January is right around the corner! I can not wait to see what block Donna has us make and what fabrics we get to use! Donna have you gotten all that figured out yet??