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How to JOIN quilting block swaps Australia

Hello and thank you for visiting. This is a community group for all Australian quilters to join or just follow. Membership is FREE and you are partnered each month and we make each other a 12 inch quilt block based on our preferences which we swap. (12.5 inches raw edge to raw edge) The emphasis of the group is on friendship and sharing. To find out more or register to join email me on This purpose of this blog is to chat and showcase blocks and quilts made by members, kind of like a show and tell . Yours in stitching, Sue

Sunday, February 27, 2011

From Down Under to the UK

Here is the MARVELOUS block I received yesterday from Bobbie B. You may have read her post here

The block is beautiful and very Happy Colours. It was definitely a bit of early Spring arriving here in the UK. I trully love it!
ps: hope your hubby has recovered well from the 'headache'!!!

I hope you have/will receive(d) my block to you.
here is a sample of it!

March partners on their way

I will start to send out the March partners for the 12 inch swap of group one today, some this afternoon and more this evening (as we are paying another visit to see the twins). 

Please remember to make contact with your swap partner to confirm choices and colours before making the block and notify me if any of your preferences have changed.

We have 43 swappers this month with a couple of members on hold for various reasons, I am also welcoming new member Helen for WA.  I received enquiries from 3 new members in the past week and passed 2 of them onto Alex to join group 2.  As the group one membership has dropped below the 50 mark I will be sharing the new membership enquiries that I receive with Alex.
March also is the start of the new 6 inch group.  So far we have 11 members registered for the first swap and partners for that will be sent out mid month.  Several of these members are completely new to this group so a big welcome to them. So if you have been thinking of joining email me soon so I can get the partners all organised.  Once the standard swap is all underway I will be sending out invites to members of the 6 inch group to post on the blog to so keep a look out for that in the coming weeks.

Enjoy your swap for March everyone,
Quilted hugs, Sue x

Thursday, February 24, 2011

February block from Leanne

I have received another beautiful block - I am certainly one happy camper ;-)

Thank you Leanne - you could not have picked more perfect colours - I love it!

from Leanne of QBS-Aus

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My February block from Dallas

This is my beautiful block from Dallas, with a tiny cushion and lovely card. Thank you so much Dallas, I love it.

February Block Received

Look at what the post man brought for me earlier this week.
It's a gorgeous block from my swap partner Rosemary.

I really really love it. It will work well with the other blocks I've received. Thanks Rosemary.

I also wanted to mention a GIVEAWAY I have on my blog for Australian residents.
Not sure if this is okay to mention here, but if it's not let me know and I'll remove it. Thanks :-)

Canada to Australia

Look what arrived in the mail today from Brigitte in Canada!

The block is VERY well sewn and as I asked for blue and yellow, this block is just gorgeous!
Just loving this swap.
Cheers...Julie (Jewells)

Maria and Mary's blocks

These are the 2 blocks I made for Mary and Maria. Maria wanted a Jacob's Ladder in green and beige country colours. Mary's block is a Square in a Square in teal & white. Hope you like them.

 I love the wonky blocks you lovely girls sent me!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Crafty Pugs Block

This month, has been very crazy with my son's 4th Birthday and a trip to Arizona.  I finally got my block built for Crafty Pug.

Crafty wanted Bright on White, well I only had Frolic left in my stash of Bright and White on White with ABC on it.  Well I hope that she likes this block.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

February Block received

I am happy to show you the beautiful block Crafty Pug made for me.

and here is my block to her for our 
February Swap. Thank you Crafty Pug!!
Hugs. Jolanda

A Friday night present!

My mailbox had a present waiting for me today after work- my Feb block arrived from Teresa, Portugal. It is so lovely, Teresa, thank you so much. I love it.


Friday, February 18, 2011


Well I am pleased to say that I have had an enormous response to the 6 inch block group, it seems a lot of you agree that the smaller blocks will fit in better with scrappy quilts and can be added to borders or corners on quilts using the bigger blocks so there is a real need for them.

If you are interested in joining click on the side button of this block to the side to read how to join up.  As of posting this I already have 6 members joined - one complete newby from the Netherlands so a big quilted hugs welcome to Anneke, and of course to all the other ladies that have joined as well.  With the help of Crafty Pugs there will be a new button link to this blog, so if you have captured this one you will need to replace it when the new one it up and running,

If you have posted a comment on this blog about wishing to join, I still will need you to formalise this with an email giving me your block choice and colour choices so I can put the details on the data base.

The first group of swap partners will be emailed out in mid March 2011.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and I hope you get lots of sewing done, I certainly plan to.

Quilted Hugs

Sue x

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My February partner

Thank you to the lovely Tarnyia for my gorgeous shabby chic star, I LOVE IT.  Especially the lovely soft pink with roses, very pretty.  I think I have enough blocks now to start thinking of putting a quilt together but first I want to collect a few 6 inch in shabby chic to make the quilt more interesting. 

Thankyou so much to Cheryl in WA for my lovely new block, thanks for being my Feb partner, I'm a bit slow off the "blocks" this month, but yours will be in the post early next week. Dallas

Thanks to

Alex for this great January block.....

From Canada to Portugal

Today I received not one but two blocks from my February partner Sylvia who lives in Calgary.
I love them, the fabrics are awesome. I'm really lucky!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Almost Neighbours

I will be sending off Terri's block to her tomorrow. I am a little later than I usually am with these swaps, but time has just gotten away from me. Anyway it will be there on Monday I should think as I am in NSW and Terri lives in Qld. ... almost neighbours....!
Hope you like it Terri and thanks for being my partner!
Here's what you'll be receiving... well... it's a peek anyway!

So Pretty....

I just received my Jan block from Cathy, Adelaide SA. Thank you soooooooooo much. I LOVE it. The colors are amazing and your homemade card is totally adorable. It was a perfect Valentine's Day gift! 

the spotted fabric is my fave!

Monday, February 14, 2011

From Australia to Canada

Here is a sneak preview of my February block for Brigitte in Canada. Brigitte asked for Black/Red/White:

I will post it off to her tomorrow.


Saturday, February 12, 2011


Hi Ladies,  as most of you would know I have been running this group now for almost 12 months, then I introduced a Christmas swap and looked after that for a few months before Crafty Pugs offered to take over the reins.  I then capped the membership of the group when it got to 50 members and Alex started up group 2 for all new and future members.

I have been having thoughts about a similar group making smaller 6 inch blocks per month, so we can make table runners, nursery quilts or busy quilts with lots more block in them or to mix and match the 12 inch blocks with 6 inch blocks in a quilt.

There is a poll on the side bar of this blog to vote on this idea and please comment below if you would be interested in this group.  Membership would be open to all members of group one and group two as well as the Christmas group. 

Personal invites to the new group will be sent out with the swap partners for March emails. But if you are not a member of group one please email me to register to

I look forward to your feedback on getting this one up and running.

February block for Leanne

Leanne has advised that her February block has arrived - thanks Leanne, am looking forward to receiving your block too ;-)

Leanne requested a LogCabinBlock with the centre block white, one side in pinks the other side in aqua blues.

here is the snippet I posted earlier
and here is the full block

Bobbie's Block for Gina

Here is a sneak peek of my February block for Gina ...

she asked for bright colours .. the yellow did not come up very good in the photo ... but it is quite bright .. in fact hubby says it is 'loud enough to give him a headache' ... so i am pretty sure i got it right ... haha ..

ok .. here is another piece of the puzzel .. only because our Gina is not at home to recieve this block ...
hope you enjoy this next bit of the tease .. lol

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bobbie's Block for Noelene

This is a sneak peek at my January block for Noelene ...
I hope she likes it ...
she asked for a log cabin in
black and whites ... with a red centre

I know I am late getting it done ... but it will be in the mail on Monday ...  

Thursday, February 10, 2011

sneak peek of Jolanda's and Shauna's blocks

i was lucky enough to have two international swaps this month!

first for Jolanda in Portugal who asked for a star in shabby chick colours

then for Shauna who asked for churn dash, shoofly or star in any colour

hope they find their way safely to their new homes

February Block in the post

This is my February block I have popped in the post for Marie down South in Victoria....

Haha... sneak peak only.............

January block

This is my January block from Sandi yesterday... it had to come all the way from Florida.....

I have asked for 'Wonky Squares' for an I Spy quilt.....

Sandi tells me these skunks make amazing pets..... though if you annoy them they will give you a squirt of notsonice perfume!!  It is a great addition to my newly developing quilt..... thanks Sandi...

Block From Alicia

I received this gorgeous block from Alicia in yesterday's mail.  I absolutely love the deep greens that she used to make this block.  She said the pattern is Storm at Sea.  This will be a wonderful addition to my future quilt.  Thank you , Alicia!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Block For Sue B

This weekend I have been busy catching up on some swap commitments and it does feel so good to have them done... oh except one... but I do have it half done... I do really truly hahaha
Anyway here is my partner Sue's block for Feb...
 Sue I hope you like my choice's and your block will be in the mail Thursday...
Luv T xxx

Sneak Peek - February Block

Here's a sneek peek of the February block I made for my partner. She asked for a log cabin in blues and greens.

BTW - It's my first ever log cabin :-)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tarnyias Star

Two down and one to go, I have finished by Christmas Star for Brigette (see Christmas blog), and now I have just finished Tarnyias star in this group.

Tarnyia requested any star in red on an aqua background.  I made her a little pin cushion with some of the cut off triangles from the flying geese sections of this block.  It will be popped in the post to you on Monday Tarnyia.  I hope it fits in nicely with your other blocks, Quilted hugs, Sue

Block from Sylvia.

After a bit of a hiccup my  Dec block has arrived from Sylvia. 

and it was well worth the wait. Just great. It fits in well with my other blocks.
Thank you Sylvia.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

From Australia to Portugal

Here is my January block from Alex. Cute and nice! Thank you Alex.

This is the block I made for Alex.

Hugs. Jolanda

Block Received from Rosemary

I just received this block for Rosemary, who was my swap partener for January... I love the fabric that she chose for me and the little history less that went with it.  I can't wait to get this on my quilt, it might even be the center!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

January block received, February block sent

I received this beautiful block from SylviaU for QBSA January swap.

it came complete with a handmade card!  I love it!

I have also completed a block for Leanne for February QBSA and here is a snippet

Leanne, your block is in the mail - hope you get it soon.