Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tattered Pioneer swap blocks

On the Homesteading Today site, the quilting forum often has block swaps. This last swap was a Tattered Pioneer block swap. I love the ladies that participate in these. There are all skill levels and they are probably the most encouraging and helpful bunch of folks I have ever met. I have learned soooooo much from that site and it and the people on it, are helping me and my family get more and more self sufficient. Here is a picture of my new blocks I received:

Aren't they wonderful?? You can see what a gorgeous quilt these are going to make. One of our members who goes by Tallpines, sent all participants this lovely little surprise:

Isn't that just the cutest little pin?? She made all of us little Tattered Pioneer pins with all the little accessories!! Just goes to show how generous quilters are!! Thanks everyone for all these wonderful blocks and the fabulous pin!!
Also, the anniversary party for my inlaws was a HUGE success and they were so surprised!! Can't believe we pulled it off. They did LOVE the quilt..and so did the guests! We did take lots of pictures and hopefully someone caught their expression when they saw the quilt. Will post as soon as I get the pics!!


  1. Very cool. They turned out cool.
    Love the pin...
    Im glad the party went well. Hugs...

  2. Great blocks and I love the pin.

    Why are you surorised about the fuss over the log cabin quilt. It was gorgeous and you deserve all the praise

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  3. Ooough, those are very warm and cozy looking colors! gonna make a great quilt for sure! ;) I am guessing that they will frey after washing? The photo appears to show them as raw edge, no? ;)

    Hummm... I don't know how hard it would be to sew through - as I've never used it... but I think denim would be nice to use as sashing with these... I know they sell denim on the bolt that isn't as thick and heavy as what is used in our blue jeans... just an idea. ;)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie