30 January 2012

happy scrap quilt block swap

well - I think I've temporarily lost my wonky house block mojo !! I only did one this weekend but hopefully I'll get it back soon now that I've done a few other blocks that I needed to get out of the way.

I signed up for a few swaps and bees at flickr at the end of last year - the happy scrap quilt block swap was one of them and blocks need to be posted by 10 February so thought I'd better get them done - I was originally going to do four but then I thought I'd do 16 (plus one for the co-ordinator) so I pulled the fabrics last night and then cut them out and sewed today - the block we had to do is called an arrow block - quite quick and easy to do - 6 1/2" finished blocks.

I think they've turned out ok and I'll do more to make a lap quilt after I receive the swapped blocks.  Its amazing how arranging the blocks with the arrows pointing out changes the whole look !

last night I also decided to make a blog button for the Long Distance Quilting Bee and then as soon as I had a few arrow blocks done this morning I also made one for the Happy Scrap Quilt Block Swap  - the others I'm in already had buttons available - and I ♥ a little button bling (can you tell !)

my fat quarter shop blogger's choice bundle by Amy Ellis was waiting at the post office today - yay - some gorgeous fabrics there including a few Patricia Bravo Art Gallery :)

back to work tomorrow and hopefully my wonky house block muse will return real soon :)

hope you got some fabulous sewing in over the weekend !


  1. Love those arrow blocks so much - they remind me of the union jack design. Gorgeous!

  2. I really do like those arrow blocks. Hopefully your wonky mojo was just taking a bit of a break and will come back soon.

  3. Wow. You're a swappin'-busy gal. Lots of good stuff there, and love all those bright colors. Ya done good at gettin' a lot done over the weekend!

  4. Your blocks look fantasic Leanne....gorgeous fabric..

  5. Those arrow blocks are really striking. I bet it's fun receiving those in the mail. I'm sure your house mojo will be back soon, it's hiding under a piece of fabric.

  6. How neat to have a block swap. I will have to find one near my home. Thanks for sharing.


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