Supernova Swap – July is Just Around the Corner!

June 29, 2014
June Supernova Blocks by Stephanie and Sandra

My Supernova Block (left) and Sandra’s (right) from

The first month of our Supernova Swap was a smashing success! Partners swapped their blocks on June 15th, along with a list of “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me”.  Here’s a picture of my block (left) next to my partner Sandra’s (right).
If you haven’t already posted pictures of your blocks to share with everyone participating, you can do that with the following links:
Instagram hashtag: #supernovaswap.
Facebook: The Late Night Quilters Facebook Group
What makes this whole swap special is the connection my partner Sandra and I have been building together.  I loved reading her list of 25 Things…. It’s the little things that were so fun to read and make me feel like we are really getting to know one another.  I never would have guessed that she is a hard-core oatmeal addict.  For the past 2 years, she’s put oatmeal in her crock pot every night so her breakfast is hot and ready for her the next morning.

In the comment section below, I also would like to invite you to share one of the most interesting tidbits from your own“25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” list that you shared with your partner.


I wish I could swap with every single one of you.  But since I can’t pull that off, I hope I can learn a little bit about each of you and consider you a friend, connected through our love of sewing….


And look at this! Sandra is so sweet, she sent me a beautiful table runner as a surprise gift.  I love it so much.  It dresses up my super rustic (my kids say, ugly)  table perfectly.
Table Runner, By Sandra
For our next swap coming up for July 15th, here is the mystery topic Sandra and I would like you to write about in your letter to your partner:
Without any physical or mental limitations, or personal obligations such as children or money, if you could hold any occupation or talent what would you choose and why? Would you be a great artist, an Olympic athlete, a neurosurgeon – the possibilities are limitless – share with your partner what it is about that talent or profession that inspires you.
This one should be a fun one, don’t you think?

By the way, I’m working on my next Supernova block right now, and thankfully, it’s going so much more smoothly than the first two.  It turns out that my Viking machine doesn’t have the most accurate 1/4 inch foot.  I switched to my cheapy little Brother, and voila, all my seam allowance problems have vanished (ahem… almost).


My next post will be from the shore of a tiny little lake in Upstate New York.  I can’t wait to feel the cool morning breeze, see the glowing fireflies at dusk, and hear the chirping of the peepers in the evening.




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  • Reply Michelle Alderman July 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Love your blocks! One of the interesting tidbits I Learned about my partner Chelsey Kohler @nini and the sea, is that she’s a human calculator. I wish I had that talent! Something about me: I wish I could’ve lived on a farm at some point in my former years.

  • Reply Nancy Swanwick July 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I have no memory of the things I included on my list of 25 things about me as they were all just bits of silliness and I didn’t keep a copy. The list I received from my new friend Gail was such a joy to read. We truly met because of a quilt picture I posted on a facebook page, so we are brand new friends and know virtually nothing about each other. We’re quite diverse in background, age, and many other things, but we’re finding we are quite alike in many things, too. One thing, besides the obvious love of things quilting and sewing related, is that we both are very drawn to lighthouses. That was one of her 25 things, and I was so surprised that we have that in common. One of my next projects is an applique quilt, depicting some of the lighthouses in the Northeast we viewed on a quilt tour in the fall of 2012.

    • Reply Gail Maddick July 2, 2014 at 1:22 am

      Hahah!!! Funny the lighthouses were mentioned by Nancy, they feature in the next month’s response as well! My favourite comment from Nancy’s list of 25 things was that she bought the house next door to her own and then knocked it down. I thought it was a unique and amusing comment, as well as being just the sort of thing I would do myself. As Nancy says, we have never met and barely know each other, but are clearly kindred spirits.

  • Reply Julie Linford July 2, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Joyce and I live on opposites side of the US, but discovered that we are very very similar in our interests. One of her 25 that made me giggle and want to know more is this: I am addicted to Starbucks and I do not even drink coffee. Now I need to know what is there that she IS addicted too. I loved her block and am looking forward to my package in July. Thanks for hosting this and finding my new friend!

  • Reply joyce doenges July 2, 2014 at 2:42 am

    I have been waiting to share that my new friend Julie and I have so much in common once we shared our 25 things. It is funny that we happened to pick each other. We share a love of Peanut M&M’s, water parks and baskets. You can read about it all here:

    Stephanie, thanks to you and Sandra again for thinking up this terrific swap!

  • Reply christina July 8, 2014 at 2:20 am

    love your block stephanie! great question for this month too. ashlee and i got together today and were so anxious we swapped this month’s blocks already. posting on the blog about it very soon. hope you’ll stop by 🙂

  • Reply Sandra July 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    It’s so great to read these comments. But Steph, you can learn even more about me now since I just nominated your for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! One of the requirements (which you can read on my latest post) is that you include seven things people don’t know about you. I only used a few of my 25. 🙂

  • Reply Jody Mellenthin July 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    My partner and I actually met at our guild earlier this year and instantly hit it off. She reminds me of my younger self. We share many loves – birdhouses, the Cape, Tula Pink …
    Stefanie, where do you vacation in upstate NY?

  • Reply Bernie July 20, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I just looked for the Facebook group you mentioned in this post but couldn’t find it. What am I doing wrong?? Thanks for the help!

  • Reply Bernie July 20, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Just wanted to let you know that I found the FB group. Sorry about that!

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