Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Teacup Block Swap

I received my swapped blocks today, and frankly, the participation was disappointing. Only three other people submitted blocks, so I got three new blocks and nine of mine returned to me. I like my blocks and am going to make a wallhanging of them, but I so wanted to see a wide spectrum of other quilters' work.

This was sent by Diana in England. She does beautiful precise machine applique using a small blanket stitch. The color is so nice; it reminds me of Hammersley China's "Victorian Violets" pattern. (Gee, I must watch too much "Cash in the Attic" on BBC America!)

This is from Chandra in Montana. Her hand applique stitches are soooooo small, it puts me to shame! Lovely job, Chandra!

This is by Betty in Seattle. Isn't the purple floral fabric gorgeous? She used a small machine satin stitch for her block. The black thread makes the design "pop". Nice touch.

I'm really looking forward to the next swap!


Catherine Jones McClarin said...

How about a picture of your teacup? Or is it in an earlier blog entry?

Linda said...

I'm surprised there was so little response. I know you are disappointed but I remember your squares and know they were wonderful too. Cute blocks...I look forward to seeing the finished quilt. hugs, Linda

Joan J said...

Sorry the participation in the swap was disappointing, but hey - I remember you didn't want to necessarily give your blocks up, so maybe it's destiny! LOL I am in love with that third block - that floral fabric is gorgeous and really stands out from the saucer. Can't wait to see your quilt!

jacquie said...

These 3 are beautiful and so different. Sorry you didn't get more!

Anonymous said...

I love your little teacup blocks. They all seem different but they are all so adorable!