Blocks for Mr. L

Quilty Thankful Thursday #18

Linky Party, Thankful Thursday

I am extremely grateful that an online quilting friend reached out to me to ask if I wanted to have a mini quilt swap with her last week. I was super excited to be asked, and it really was a great creative challenge. I hope she likes it, but I need to start thinking of the fun extras to include when I ship it off. Do you have any ideas or suggestions for what makes great swap extras?

I am also so excited to see the blocks for Miss A and Mr. L growing each week. One more week (or so) to get your blocks in the mail, and then I’ll spend some time making a few extra blocks and getting the count evened up. 🙂

What are YOU thankful for this week? Here’s how to link up (link up open for 48 hours on Thursday and Friday US Pacific time):

  1. Link up any blog post the past week that discusses something that you are thankful for, no matter how big or small (Did you win a giveaway? Did your seam ripper save the day? Did a friend do something simple and kind that made your day?).
  2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is Please hashtag #QuiltyThankfulThursday.
  3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
  4. Comment on at least a few of the other Thankful Thursday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!

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  • So nice to see your collection of blocks growing. Today I am especially thankful for good health. It is hard to sew with a head cold making your thinking muddy.

  • I’m hoping other people are going to come up with some good ideas for extra swap goodies, but how about maybe something edible to munch whilst sewing – perhaps a bar of dark chocolate, some cute buttons or ribbon/ricrac, some fabric scraps, a little drawstring bag maybe, a favourite recipe written on a pretty card, some washi tape, some gift tags or labels, maybe a quick make like a mug rug, book mark or fabric flower, little hanging decoration, lip balm, tea bags – all depending on what you know/can find out about your swap partners’ likes/dislikes. I just surprised myself with how many things I thought of! I also like the idea (if you’re not close to each other geographically) of sending something local – possibly something foody or maybe some pretty shells or something else special to your area?

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)