I am having fun adding to my Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt block pile.... slowly but surely.
|You can see the blocks in more detail... all together Here|
|FWSQ Block #21 Contrary Wife by Susie's Sunroom|
And I liked the color combination so well, that I used the same fabrics for block #22...
Block #22 Corn & Beans:
|FWSQ block #22 Corn & Beans by Susie's Sunroom|
It surely would've been "succotash" if I didn't do it my way!!
|Corn and Beans Succotash|
|FWQS blocks #21 Contrary Wife and #22 Corn & Beans by Susie's Sunroom|
|Progress on the blocks|
The SWAP ALERT:
And now, in case you didn't know.... there is a really fun swap going on again at my sister's blog, Amy Made That! Guess what the swap item is this time?
Needle books !! Here are the details from Amy :
|Amy Made That! blog|
|Amy made this needle book..... this tutorial at Nana Company|
sign up at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Join the swap by May 31, 2014.
All you need to do is send an email to me at
with your mailing address.
with your mailing address.
2. Let me know if you could do an international swap,
or if you prefer to stay within your own country.
You can also let me know if you have any preferences of colors
or styles you would like to receive from your partner.
3. I will assign you a partner. My target date is June 7, 2014.
You will receive an email from me, near that date.
4. It's up to you, whether you would like to keep your identity
from your partner, or would like to contact her to get to know her tastes.
Either way is fun!
5. Create a needle book for your partner and mail it out
by June 30, 2014.
6. Feel free to include any extras your partner might enjoy...
sweets, sewing notions, fabric scraps or another handmade item.
7. Have some fun posting pictures on your blog or on Flickr.
You can give sneak peeks or just go ahead and show it all.
It's fun to get inspiration from others.
8. Reach out to me, via email, if you have any issues.
Things happen...and sometimes we need a little support
or just can't meet the target date.
I can contact your partner to let them know to be patient...
something good is about to happen.
9. If you need to bow out gracefully, that's okay, too.
No stress permitted in this swap!
10. Above all, encourage one another.
Make new friends with your fellow swappers,
visit their blogs, comment on their photos, and enjoy the group.
So, now...we need a little information...
just what are we swapping???
A needle book is basically just
a pretty little sewing booklet
with pages of fabric or felt,
for keeping pins and needles safe and handy.
I had so much fun making this same needle book, as an extra goody gift, in the swap,
The Skinny Pincushion Swap, this past March . (It was the first swap that Amy hosted. ) I believe that over 50 quilters swapped the skinny pinnies!
|Skinny Pincushion and a coordinating needle book|
Speaking of swaps....that reminds me....very soon, I'll be sharing about the most recent swap that I have been in. It is called , The Springtime Flowers Mug Rug Swap.... hosted by Michele at Quilting Gallery, with the mug rugs designed by Amanda, The Patchsmith! I am just waiting (eagerly) for my partner to send me my package, and then I will post about this swap!
|The Patchsmith blog|
Won't you join in with us, and be in the "Need A Little Needle Book Swap" ?!
|Inside of my needle book|
|I'm off to my sewing room!|