Saturday, January 10, 2015


Last night was our first FnwFs for 2015 with Cheryll and 54 others. Sew after  organising Hubby it was time to go to the cave and sew.

First I sat down and made my swap block for "Aussie Swap" partner Lee…


and then onto quilting my "Charming Stars"  I am doing with Terry.


and I was delighted to read on Barb’s blog that Terry is doing another SAL for 2015

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This is it… I am definitely going to join in as I have many 2 1/2inch scrap blocks. You can see it HERE.

As it is the beginning of a new year and I love to participate in swaps it is time to make the PLEDGE…..

2015 pledge

                    I  Maria will try my upmost  
   To always swap on time.
   To always email a THANK YOU to my partner.
   To be considerate and thoughtful when choosing a gift.
  To give my partner the quality of gift I would like to receive
   To communicate when required.
   To never over commit and let a partner down.
     To advise swap Mama when I receive a gift.

                          This I sewomly pledge.

and I look forward to another wonderful year of swapping thanks to ALL our swap Mamas…….

Thank you Cheryll for another fun night sewing along with all….Will visit others over the weekend HERE .....

Hugz  Maria Smile


  1. I have signed up with Terri too. Hope to use up lots of scraps with this one

  2. Great blocks, love them both and the SAL looks great for scraps.

  3. isn't it nice to just .. do it x no worries about having to get up and see to "everyone else" x Glad you had a good session x

  4. Hi Maria love your blocks ,well done on a productive Friday night.xx

  5. Great evenings work. I love the look of Terry's quilt.

  6. good work my friend! and you are always a wonderful swap partner, no worries there!

  7. Looks like you had a lovely evening! I'm happy to see Terry is doing another SAL. I certainly have enough scraps to make a dozen or so quilts. I finally have the backing fabric for my scrappy stars, and I think I'm going to copy your idea for the quilting. Thanks for figuring it out for me - LOL!!

  8. I am sew excited about Terry's new choice too. I really like that black and white block, Maria.

  9. love the colors in your quilts

  10. Great work Maria. That sal looks good. Love anything to do with using scraps.

  11. I'm looking forward to watching your sal quilt grow! Love the new header (or as it been there a while and I've just missed it?)! xx

  12. Both blocks look great. Terry's SAL looks like fun.

  13. fantastic work Maria, look forward to seeing your blocks for the new stitch-a-long with Terry :) Barb.

  14. Looks like you had a productive night. Glad l popped over, now l think l may join you on Terry's stitch along. Do l need to sign up somewhere.

  15. Love the blocks Maria, and Terry's stich along looks very tempting and a great stash buster, may have to join.

  16. I'm sure the quilting will turn out beautifully Maria - I must go check out Terry's new SAL...

  17. How exciting to see you quilting your charming stars! I hope to get my top sewn together this week! :0)

  18. You are a temptress!, LOL. Of course I am now trying to figure out if I can add Terry's program in my schedule....LOL

    Your projects are wonderful.

  19. Well... you had a great FNFW! Love your swap block and I can't wait to see the star quilt finished. You are going to enjoy your new SAL too I reckon....... have fun you temptress you! xxxx

  20. Nice block and your stars look great . Oh no , another fabulous quilt I cant resist , that looks like a fun SAL .

  21. Wow what a great start to the new year Maria, love your swap block :)

  22. Looks like another productive night for your Maria. You do such lovely work. Cheers, Tracy xx

  23. Hello Maria,

    I do like that black and white block, good luck with your new quilt. Have you been swimming this year, no mention of it on your blog.

    Happy days.

  24. You are one of the "good" swappers but I appreciate you taking the "pledge" again.
    Hugs xox


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