Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Siggie Swap Blocks!



Oh boy o boy o boy - I've been watching for these, and they're here! DH came in with the package, saying - "Who do you know in Australia?" "Oh, lot's of people! And it's not just Australia, they're from all over the world! I can't wait to see where they've all travelled from. Just think, some have gone from Europe to Oz and now to California - can you believe it? Think about it - the WORLD, honey!"
And I ripped into that bundle - practically not breathing.

And the very first block on top was from Ms Jan, who lives about 60 miles from me.

DH said he wasn't laughing at me, but I can tell. We've known each other a long time, and I know when he's being sarcastic and laughing up his sleeve. REGARDLESS!!! I'm so thrilled with all of them! I would like to continue on, so if anyone would like to swap siggie blocks with me, I'd be more than happy to! Drop me an e-mail, we'll make it happen!
One of the projects on my plate right now is to turn out 2 quilts for work; one for our clinic to raise money for patients emergency fund, and another to be used nationally to raise money for the American Kidney Foundation. My buddy at work was going to help me, and she wants to, but our schedules have clashed every weekend and now the deadline is upon us. The national comittee chair called today politely inquiring about the quilt. Ummm, actually, that quilt exists only in EQ right now, in about 14 different versions and more color combinations than the NBC peacock. (old if you remember that!) I just can't decide; I've got Quilters Block. (no groaning out there!) She didn't say anything, but I could see her pursed lips right thru the phone lines. FINE - get on with it already! Whenever I get stuck on a long phone call, boring conference call or terminal HOLD, I blog surf. Today I stopped by Peachy Kim's and she was showing 3 that she made for Quilts of Valor. Dingdingdingding!! Hey! Quick, appealing, eyecatching even tho it's simple. That's it.


I got home and spent about 15 minutes rummaging thru stash, and got the blocks made up before dinner. It will have the red inner border and the blue for outer border, and by Sunday it'll be quilted and bound and off my chest. Or maybe on it - I have a little rule that I get to have a little nap under every quilt I make, or at least an evenings worth of TV.
And now, I have to go spend some more time playing with siggie blocks -- what fun!



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9 comments:

Community Quilting Journey said...

Miss Su B...I just love it! Love the story, loved your hubby's 'spirit tunnel' sleeve that he laughs up, and love how you came up with this quilt top...now that is the epitome of divine inspiration. The muse in your amusing came by for a visit. You're in the flow, now! Write me the rules of the siggy block, no one can read my handwriting, but I might want to climb into your sandbox and toss a few names back and forth.

Quilting Journey said...

Oops, I used 'siggy' and not 'siggie'. Are you trying to quit smoking or can't I, double negative, just not spell today? Which is it? And oops again, my double personality came out again and here is the real me. It's not easy wearing a cape and forgetting to take it off when I write!

Anne said...

Glad to see your siggie blocks arrived! Have lots of fun playing with them :o) Love your red blue and white also!

computerpeach said...

Oh - the RWB looks great - I have been toying with the idea of updating the pattern to include that size, glad it was easy enough to figure out. I love the pattern and it is very easy to make too!!

Ms. Jan said...

LOLOL--mine arrived yesterday and my hubby said "Like there isn't enough fabric in the USA, you have to be ordering it from Australia???" Silly man!

Dawn said...

Wow, wonderful siggie blocks and wonderful quilts, and jsut all around a wonderful day for you!

Leslie said...

I'd be happy to make a signature block for you. *chortle* but it might not mean as much since I live just down the road :D Lemme know!

Rosy said...

How much fun is that???? Siggie blocks from all over the world,can't wait to see it up close and personel! Your DH is a dickens! I can see you have "kicked in to high gear" and are zooming! Go girl! xo's

Anonymous said...

ooohhhhhhhhh peachies quilt of valor quilt (the easy one) would that make a neat signature block:Just think what a quick lap quilt to snuggle up with all of your friends signatures! Heck you could make several and trade off now and again. Linda