ST&D: two more squishies!

I had a nice surprise waiting in the mailbox yesterday.

We’d had our post held while we were away, so there was a big wodge of mail in the box, and among the rubbish and bills there were TWO squishy envelopes with familiar names on the back.

First there were these two lovely envelope blocks from first-time OCA contributor Tracy at It’s a T-Sweets Day:

Then two envelope blocks and a fabulous postcard block from the ever-generous serial contributor Lynn at Tialys.






And just look at the tiny note she included in the package – she’s really got into the postal theme, and I love it! She’s got a real talent for choosing fabrics, and I’m always excited to see what she’s chosen. That ombre background on the postcard block is a wonderful contrast to the vintage sepia look of the postcards.


I now have 15 out of the 30 blocks I need for this quilt, so a big thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

27 thoughts on “ST&D: two more squishies!

  1. What delightful envelope blocks (and a postcard bonus too). These are really multiplying, aren’t they. I love your little note from Lynn. It’s all so appealing.

  2. Oh I’m so glad you received the blocks! This is going to be a simply wonderful quilt! I can’t wait to see it all together:)!😊❤️

  3. kathyreeves says:

    Ooh, I bet your design wall is really something already! Some really unique fabrics showing up, it will be splendid!

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m looking forward to tying the whole thing together with that stripy airmail fabric, and actually, I’m still pondering what colour to use for sashing the blocks together. I might ask everyone what they think at a later stage.

  4. nettyg says:

    I am cutting mine as we speak…… well, sort of, you know. My visitor left this morning so life is back to normal and I can get on with my sewing and gardening life 🙂
    Lyn and Tracy’s blocks are lovely, nice work ladies. it must be looking wonderful so far, Kate.

    • katechiconi says:

      Hurrah, peace returns… Hope it wasn’t too much of a strain. The quilt’s looking pretty amazing so far, even with only half the blocks there. This one’s going to be a really fun finish, I think.

  5. Looking lovely. Clearly nothing is going to be marked Return to Sender.

    • katechiconi says:

      I doubt that very much! I’ll be delighted if this one raises as much as the original Time for Teal quilt; the ones with trickier blocks seem to go for a bit more. However, it’s got to be fun for the makers too, so I think next time I’ll go for a simpler theme. In fact, I already have something in mind.

  6. What lovely contributions – that ‘in the mail’ fabric from Tialys is brilliant.

  7. magpiesue says:

    This is going to be such a fabulous quilt!

  8. anne54 says:

    Aren’t people talented….and generous too. (And I am including you in this too! 😘 )

    • katechiconi says:

      Awww… But it never fails to amaze me how kind people are if you just get up the nerve to ask! And doing it in favour of a good cause makes for feel-good giving, so we all win!

  9. Lynda says:

    I love it when you get squshies in the mail. Each one brings us closer to the finish and these are just lovely!

  10. They are beautiful and I just love the theme. I’m still hoping to get to the hat boxes though. You are such an inspiration for all of us. I’m going to catch up soon.

  11. rutigt says:

    Beautiful blocks, all of them!!!! My blocks are on their way to you. I hope it want take ages before you receive them 🙂

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