I think it's safe to say the Fabric Postcard swap was a great success. Everybody enjoyed it and we all received some wonderful cards. Plus the cards arrived safely through the postal system. Sal's cards are on their way. She has enclosed hers with her Autumn/Fall blocks as she made her blocks in plenty of time. We'll then have a full set of cards each. I suggest we have another postcard swap later next year, maybe with a theme or a colour to link them. Watch this space, as they say.
I have also completed my Autumn blocks and they are winging their way northwards, westwards and very south-eastwards at the moment. I hope you like them and I look forward to yours getting here, I'm hoping to make a table runner with them all - including the two proto-types I have of my own block. The pepper, salt and maybe the water jug will be strategically placed over the wobbly bits!
Speaking of table runners, has anyone made a finished article with the Christmas blocks from our first swap or are you, like me, intending to use a combination of last year's and this year's blocks to create something festive? I'd love you to post pictures of what you do make. Cushions, table runners, placemates, wall hangings, lap quilts are all possibilities I would think.
I have just heard that Teresa has joined Fiona Marie's Christmas swap and I hope she is having a good swap. Sal and I have found that our partners this year as not as enthusiatic in the communication department as we experienced previously, but maybe we were just spoilt! Hopefully as it gets nearer the swap things will warm up.
I hope you all received your Secret Santa partner details and are starting to think about making up a wonderful surprise parcel for them. I'm going to the Autumn Quilt Show at Chilford Hall at the beginning of November, I think that will be a good shopping opportunity for quilty Christmas gifts, and maybe a little something for myself too. Chilford Hall is also a vineyard so Al is coming with me for this quilt show.....I wonder how long he'll last in the exhibition hall?
Finally, our very best wishes go to Joan who is very unwell at the moment and in hospital. You are in our prayers Joan and we look forward to hearing that the doctors have done their work.
Happy quilting, don't forget those Autumn/Fall blocks should be in the post by 15th October, Lis x