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Thread: BLUE AND YELLOW BLOCK SWAP - Closed - Blocks are Made and In The Mail

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    Senior Member dojo36's Avatar
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    and ditto for me - i dearly love mine also and again a big thanks to colletta for doing all this, it was definitely quite a job. and if anybody is too picky to accept what they get, then they shouldn't have joined in the first place. just make your own and that way you'll be satisfied with all of them. the one thing that makes it special to me is all the different people from different places the blocks came from. even got one from The United Kingdom. i embroidered all their names & places on each block and it's beautiful.

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    Thanks everyone! I enjoy it.

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    When one chooses to join one of these swaps, one takes the risk of getting blocks, squares, dolls, etc, that may not be as appealing to them as others. This is no different than the fabrics we buy, clothes we wear, etc.

    I for one am grateful and love all the blocks because I know my fellow quilters took time in choosing fabric, pattern, sewing, spending their hard earned money on postage, and wondering who would get their block and hoping and sometimes praying, it was worthy of all of the others on the board.

    With that said, once one receives their envelope of blocks back, it is their's to do with as they wish. Choose your favorite blocks, add some of your own, add some sashing, borders, quilting, backing, whatever your heart desired to show off the work of a new found friend(s) and you have a treasure forever in a lap quilt or wall hanging. The ones you are not so fond of, maybe you could make a quilt for someone who can't sew much less quilt, envies how one makes quilts, doesn't own one and would love to sit and admire the stitching and patterns as they are wrapped in warmth and love of the one(s) who made it.

    Half the fun of putting these projects together is thinking of the folks who helped make the blocks and then the design and purpose of the project, the placement, additions of sashing, borders, fill in blocks, etc. I have all my B & Y blocks sitting in my to-do drawer because I want to put them togther next spring. Every once in awhile I take them out and "fondle" them as it were and say a prayer for my fellow quilters and a prayer of thanks for their love of quilting and dream of the day next spring when I can begin work on the new project.

    Sew my fellow quilters, I hope I am gracious enough and thankful enough to put your blocks to good use and that I may do them justice as humbly as I can. Bless you for being sew giving and loving in your endevours and I am looking forward to receiving blocks from the other three swaps I am in and all that goes with it.

    (as I step off my soap box giving Colletta and all other organizers big hugs for all they do in giving us a little bit of happiness in our daily lives)

    Thank you and bless you. Dorothy

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    I just asked a simple question...how do you dole them out and it was nicely ans...I was not being critical...I want to make up my mind to join a swap but i would not want to do it if it is pick and choose, I like to be happy with what I join so I asked :D

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    sorry the more i read what i wrote, sounds bad...I want to join up soon and asked badly phrased questions. I zip my lips :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :oops: :? :? :D

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    wen all have worded thing wrong at sometime or the other please join us for the next swap

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    Oh I love the daisies in the blocks. Great mix, you guys have done so well. I'm a prayin'.

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    These are all amazing!! Wow! I love them all!! Everyone did such a great Job!!
    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Oh my goodness I love my blocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They came today and I feel like it Christmas! Thanks to everyone for their lovely work! Here is a picture.

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