Mother’s Day Quiltmaker 100 Blocks winner

And the lucky winner is……………

1 Random Numbers
35Specs: This table of 1 random numbers was produced according to the following specifications: Numbers were randomly selected from within the range of 0 to 40. Duplicate numbers were not allowed. This table was generated on 5/13/2012.

Dolly C — you are lucky commenter number 35 in the list so the issue wil be coming your way.  Please email me ( your maiing address.

Also good news for those that have signed up for the Bloomin’ Basket swap so far.  Between the TQP list and the blog readers who signed up, we have surpassed the minimum number of swappers necessary for the swap to go forward! Yeah!!!



Bloomin Basket Block Swap

Updated 8/28/2012 – DO NOT mail your swap package to me with any delivery signature requirement – no signature upon delivery, no return reciept, not certified, etc. – you get the idea.   

 Swap packages are starting to arrive – I haven’t opened any of them yet, I’d be oohing and aahing over blocks and  I still need to get the rest of my own blocks finished.  Below is the list of packages I have received so far.  I’ll update it every other day or so  – so if you have mailed a package and it doesn’t show up here yet, check back in a day or two. 

So far I have received packages from: (list below updated 9/13/12)

Vida in Van Couver, WA   /    MiMi in Holden, ME   / Michele in Stonington, CT  /  Nancy in Surprise, AZ   /  Dana in New Iberia, LA  / Bettie in Tutwiler, MS /  Sue in Sandwich, IL  / Gladys in Colonial Heights, VA  / Martin in Springfield, OH  / Terry in Canada  / Heidi in Ferndale, WA  / Janet in Beatrice, NE /  Karen in Boise, ID  /  Peggy in Valley Center, KS  / Ruth in Logwood, FL / Jo Anne in Hebron, MD / Scarlett in Novinger, MO / Deli Marbun in Indonesia / Edie in Medicine Hat AB Canada


Interested in a block swap?  I’m hosting a block swap on The Quilting Post and if any blog readers want to join in, the more the merrier.  We’ll be swapping Bloomin Basket blocks – they are paper pieced and very easy to do especially since there are no separate sections to join together – it’s paper pieced all as one section.

   You can find all the swap rules HERE  If, after reading them you want to sign up, just email me your name, email address, and guestimate at now many blocks you think you will make since you don’t have access to our database.  I’ll add you to my list of swappers and let you know on June 1, or the next day or two, if we have met our minimum number of swappers and if so, at that time I will email you the pattern pdf to use for the blocks.  To sign up — emai me at

Please sign up only if you truly plan to follow through with the swap — the last swap I opened up to include blog readers also – nearly all the bloggers didn’t send in any blocks or let me know they were dropping out.  You can’t have a good swap if there’s no commitment to follow through and you lose a number of participants.  🙂  And I love all the variety of blocks you can get from a good swap!

Happy Mother’s Day

 Happy Mother’s Day to my own “favorite” Mom! 😉

In honor of the day (and Mom), I’ve designed Bloomin’ Bowl ~A Mother’s Day Bouquet and you can download the file if you’d like it.  If the link above doesn’t work – it’s a wordpress one and wordpress has been difficult lately, try this link at   Bloomin’Bowl

No yardage is given – it’s a great stashbuster since you don’t need a lot of fabric to make it.  Speaking of stashbusting – my stashbusting report for this Sunday – well I made two blocks yesterday and the rest of what I was working on I didn’t finish yet so I’ve got not a thing to add to the stashbusting report.  One of these days I know I’m going to make some headway! (which I’ve been saying for a couple months now).

ButI do have something else to report — this is my 1,000 blog post and as promised a few days ago, when I hit 1,000 I would be giving away yet another copy of the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks latest issue that hit the shelves last week.  So if you don’t already have the issue and would like to be eligible for the random drawing, just leave a comment on this post.   Next time I log back into the blog — which could be 3 hours from now or it could be tomorrow — who knows — I will choose a random winner from those who left comments.       WINNER CHOSEN.

Happy Mother’s day Mon!

Love, Denise