Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Ark


If any of you live on the east coast I KNOW you can sympathize with me when I say that instead of making quilts, I should be building PEGGY'S ARK....We have had more rain this month than I can remember in a long time. I now know how people in Seattle must feel...it's been quite a depressing week....

I wanted to show you some blocks I received yesterday from a block swap on Pat Sloan's site.

It was a Mad Hatter Tea Cup Swap.
Pat posted a pattern for a teacup and you had to send in 6 blocks using "fun" fabrics. I used fabric that looked like puzzle pieces. I thought they came out really cute so I was really looking forward to seeing what I got back. I was not disappointed yesterday when I opened my envelope and these cuties were inside . The girls all used fun fabrics for their teacups and also for their handles. Now to figure out what I'll do with them.


I'm also in another Yahoo group with girls that I've known for a lot of years. We each have a birthday month where each girl gets to pick a block and fabric and you get one block from each person.

This year I thought I'd pick a 4 inch paper pieced pinwheel block to use with other 30's blocks I've collected over the years. I don't have all my blocks yet since I requested 2 from each girl but I'm almost done....

Some girls are not comfortable doing paper piecing so they sent blocks in different patterns and sizes, but I like each one and they'll all go nicely with the blocks I've been collecting.

7 comments:

Robin said...

Great teacup blocks Peg! And you got a nice assortment of b'day blocks!

The Other Barb said...

I collect real tea cups so I was facinated to see the cute tea cups in fabric. Very cute!

I thought I might go out today & look for fabric to make curtains for the "ark" I'm building... :) Yes, I think we've had enough rain!!

Barb said...

Truly love the teacups....they are wonderful....

Pat said...

Love the teacups and also the birthday blocks. (Are you a June birthday, also??) We have had all the rain you've had and I am SICK of it. *sigh* Summer is too short, as it is (in my opinion) and this is NOT helping.

Barbara said...

Those teacups are really cute, Peg. Thanks for the inspiration!

Conni said...

Fun, fun, fun! Can't wait to see what you do with the tea cup blocks!!

Michelle said...

Now you have ladybugs! :) Cute teacups! They will make a fun little wallhanging.