Sunday, October 3, 2010

The great Celebration Nine Patch exchange!!

Nine patches are everywhere! The kitchen table...along with the envelope, addressed, and a letter to each swapper...
On the kitchen counter........
On the dining room table.......



and at last, ready to mail! Except for Nicolie, the last remaining person whose blocks are in the mail...I just need to put hers when they get here into each package, and they are off to the post office!


I had NO IDEA what I was getting into. I will just say to make a long story short, this was a huge deal to undertake...I really respect you swap mamma's out there who do this all the time. Hurrah for you!!


Have a great day, everyone!!


Julie

38 comments:

Barb said...

It is almost over.....!! Then you can have a sigh of relief...

Cindy N. said...

Whoa that is a lot of nine patch blocks!!

Monica said...

Ohhh I can't wait! It's going to be so much fun going through all of them and admiring each one.

Darlene said...

That's definitely a huge undertaking! We appreciate your hard work - thank you bunches, Julie.

AnnieO said...

It sure is a big undertaking--which is why you got so many gifts! I'm thrilled that these will soon be on their way. You are most appreciated, Julie!

WoolenSails said...

That is a lot of work, to be the person who has to receive and send out the packages. There are going to be a lot of beautiful quilts made from them.

Debbie

Angie said...

That is a lot of squares! Very pretty and I am sure that all of the participants are grateful for your time

Amy said...

Julie,
Thank you so much for hosting this exchange - all the nine-patches look so good!

Melody said...

Wow, what a lot of work, bur some fabulous quilts will be made.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

All I can say Julie is that you are one most amazing lady...thankyou so much, can't wait to receive my blocks....you have done an awesome job...

Erika said...

Wow, what a lot of nine patches and they all look great.
Can't wait to receive my blocks.
We appreciate your hard work. Thanks Julie.

Kaaren said...

You should have titled your post as "The Invasion of the Nine Patches", Julie. You are right when you say they have taken over your entire house! Wow!

Thanks a million for taking on this H-U-G-E undertaking. I know that I will treasure mine forever and for always.

Elyte said...

I am looking forward to receiving the nine patches. Thanks for all your work.

Grethe said...

OMG, clever done ,lots of lovely quilts to made real soon! :-)

Vicki said...

Oh, WOW, Julie!!! This is my first time participating in a block exchange, and the whole process is just awesome. Thank you so much for organizing, sorting, packing up and sending these out to all of us! I can't wait to receive my blocks! You have done such an aamazing job! Thank you, thank you!

Carol said...

Julie we so appreciate you doing this swap....you did an amazing job! My heart is absolutely pounding...I can hardly wait! Thank you so much!

Becky said...

This is so exciting and I didn't even participate:) It will be fun to see these 9 patches made into quilts all over blogland. Great job, Julie!

Lori said...

Think of how many quilts will be made with all those blocks! Wow!!

luv2quilt2 said...

What beasutiful looking piles of 9 patches! It's almost over and you can have all your surfaces back again.

Quilt Hollow said...

WE APPRECIATE IT! :-)

busymom said...

You are amazing for taking on such a project. I can't thank you enough. Can't wait for the 9-patches to arrive!

Louise SS said...

Oohh, how exciting! Can't wait til they get here.
Thank you so much for hosting this swap!
Warm greetings from a cold Sweden!
Louise

Loris said...

Great work, Julie! Wish I had added some to the pile...maybe next time if you are brave again :-)

Sharon said...

I've really enjoyed watching your swap grow and evolve, yes, it seems like it would be a ton of work. It's nice to see the goodies that swappers have gifted you along the way, makes for a pleasant journey. Now to see what everyone does with these.

Trisha said...

Thanks so much, Julie!! We all appreciate all the work you have put into this. I can't wait to hold those 9 patches in my hot little hands!

Marilyn Robertson said...

What a bunch of beautiful 9-patches! It has been fun watching them come in. I can't wait to see the quilt that you make with yours!

Mad about Craft said...

THANK YOU sooooo much for arranging this swap. It has been a big undertaking but we all really appreicate it.

I am really looking forward to recieving them and making a quilt from them.

nickinoo said...

Hi Julie and all swapees :-)
Sorry my nine patches were late and thankyou all for waiting. They should be nearly there. They all look beautiful and I cant wait till they all arrive back in Australia. Thanks for letting me be part of the fun!
Nicolie

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Wowie Zowie is that a lot of nine patches! ;)

Stephanie D. said...

Nobody sneeze!

Darcie said...

Phew. That looks like work indeed! But just look at your organizational skills! I love that you took the time to snap photos for us along the way. It was quite fun to see you in action. ;-)

Sunshiny hugs!

*karendianne. said...

You delightful lady! What a grand giving you have put forth here. A lot of ladies are sure appreciating YOU!

mckie2 said...

Thank you for having this swap. I figured it would be quite an undertaking for you. I hope you still enjoyed it despite all the work. I'm getting so excited about seeing the blocks.

Libby said...

You really did take on a huge project . . . not only a swap, but a swap with more than one component. You deserve all the kudos for sure *s*

Quilter Kathy said...

Fun fun fun! But what an organizational challenge!

Linda C said...

l'm excited to see the blocks. Not long now. Thanks Julie for all your hard work. l too have hosted swaps, and it's a lot of fun.

Tonya said...

I'm assuming it's too late to join in on this. Will you have another one?

Chookyblue...... said...

not much longer now Julie.......and yes there is lots of behind the scenes work for swaps........you have done well......