Patchwork Christmas in July block swap.  Patchwork or paper piecing, no applique or embroidery involved except for decoration purposes.   You choose the pattern you want to use, just make sure the fabric is Christmas prints. Blocks will need to be mailed to me by July 1st.  

Each participant will need to make 12 blocks.  The blocks need to be 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".   Keep one for yourself and mail the others to me with a self addressed stamped envelope to receive your return blocks.  There is no limit to the number of participants as long as you get your blocks to me by July 1st. When you send in your 11 blocks, you will get back 11 blocks.  You may not get one from each participant, but you will get back 11 different blocks.


1. Kathy Gurgone - completed

2. Anna Quilts

3. Linda Kaskla

4. Donna Rosengarten

5. Chris Michelle

6. Connie Wilkerson

7. Carla Walton - received

8. Beth North

9. Kenya Hampton

10. Delphine Barnes

11. Libster - received

12. Wilma Schirra-Kays

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I think they are just fine. I wouldn't change a thing!

  They're both pretty, but I love the one on the right.  Looks like a wrapped present to me.

They are both nice blocks. I like the Christmas Tree myself, but either one will be great.

I love that these blocks are more like good old fashioned patchwork. Once we get all the current swaps completed I may do a pieced scrap block exchange. As scrappy as you need to use up stash!

Carla, since I only need a few more of each, I will send both and you can fill the missing slot.  

I think Anna took the missing slot. You will be sending this one to Kathy. ;)

I like that thought. 

I was having so much fun making blocks, that I made extra also.  If everyone who made extra blocks wants to send them in, I will divy them up among everyone.  Just put your swap blocks in one ziplock bag and your extras in another one so that I will know the difference.  Who knows, we might all end up with 14, 15, or even 16 blocks depending on how many extras are sent in.  I like the idea of using up a lot of scraps, it gives me an excuse to go buy replacement fabric.  Whoops, I can't believe that I admitted that out loud.  My husband will have a

Senior moment....forgot Kathy had this one.  Ok I will send them along with my swap ones.  So it will bev2 sets from me......I am TRYING hard not to buy more fabric...really trying

There is always a reason to buy more fabric :)

Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

My husband had a spinal cord stimulator trial implanted in his back yesterday to try and help with the pain and to lower his need for narcotics.  But his pain is now through the roof.  Everytime the doctors try to do something to "help" with his back pain, they only make it worse.  This is a man who was an avid mountain bike rider and sportsman, who now has trouble getting out of bed.  This has been going on for 3 years now and I am about to lose my mind.  He hurt his back on the job and this has been a nightmare.

I married a man who is 15 years younger than me so that he could take care of me when I got older, not the other way around. (Joking of course)  I love this man dearly, but yesterday when he came out of the doctor's office he was in so much pain he was white as a ghost and shaking.  It made me cry to see him like this.

Now that I have finished with my "poor me" post, I will get back to the things that are keeping me sane at the moment. Sewing.

Oh Kathy, that is so sad.  I cannot imagine what your hubby is experiencing.  My sister has all types of issues with back pain, has tried shots, etc.  It appears The back is the worst of them all.  Prayers and thoughts for you both.  Yes, sewing is a brain turns to the sound of the needle and calms me...UNLESS the machine acts up.  My “official” swap blocks are packed in a baggie.  The extras are only missing 4and I should finish those today....I will need that peace of mind after spending the morning with my 96 (almost 97) yo mom with severe dementia.


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