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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

Monday, April 29, 2013

April Block from Robyn

This month I was paired with Robyn and she sent me this lovely block (and a great fat quarter). 

Robyn asked for a block incorporating tea cups/teapot/coffee mugs and as I had some fabric with teacups on it I chose to applique on a teapot and added some fussy cut cups as well. Only problem was I forgot to take a photo of the block before I mailed it! Doh!  Hopefully Robyn will post a photo for me once she receives it!

Thanks for being my swap partner this month Robyn!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

April block for Noelene and tablerunner tease for Wendy

QBSA-swap for Noelene
April block for Noelene - Braced Star - a very challenging block ;-)
in the mail on Monday

Tablerunner Swap
tease photo for my partner ;-)  I gave Wendy a choice of all my charm packs, and she picked Blueberry Crumb Cake - sorry, you will have to wait until Wendy receives this for the big reveal ;-)

CathyC (aka CrafteeCC)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Birthday To Us!

Today I received from my April partner Brenda in Ohio a wonderful package.  In celebration of our 3rd birthday she sent me a wonderful little box that I will use to put all my cards in as keepsakes.  The colors she used in  the block are beautiful.

As I mailed her package out the mail lady handed me my package from Brenda and I thought that was such wonderful timing.
These are the blocks I did for her.  They are of 1930's prints.
I also included a special surprise in celebration of our 3rd birthday.
I love birthday celebrations. Especially since my birthday in April 1 !

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April for Jen

Well a Swap and Birthday swap surprise for Jen in PA...
This is the 'Postage Stamp Block' that I made for her!
Lets say it's a long story Jen & I mis-communicated on a size
of the squares for her postage I had made one that was 2" squares! Argh!
Then after looking at the blog where Sue B had made her one I see it's the 1- 1/2" squares.
So, I e-mailed Jen, she was so kind, oh I could as a second choice send her a log-cabin.
....................after thinking about this overnight, I asked myself is that okay? No!
I know that I enjoy getting the blocks I pick so.....
My sister's favorite squares are the postage stamp
and I am trying to get my hand at doing
these a lil-quicker so I grabbed my bin of fabrics that I am collecting in her colors and
Jen the postage stamp in a mix of these as scrap colors!
I learned a few big lessons this month.....
#1 Don't sew your block until you hear back and confirm whatever questions you may have. Smile
#2 I will never make a 1- 1/2" postage stamp block..."Quickly"!  (ahem) Ha!
#3 I sure do agree with this is a absolute wonderful block from the days of older quilts!
I see why many love this look.
I so hope that she will like it and it will fit in with her "stamp" collection!
Happy April Swapping Birthday Jen...

 Blessings~ Lori USA

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

March block received

From Sharyn all the way from
I got my block and she included a fat quarter.
Thank you Sharyn & I do hope this finds you feeling better!

Lori USA

Monday, April 15, 2013

Two Block ....

Geez these months are flying by so fast... 
soon it will be the middle of the year then Christmas
I have been wishing for either of two blocks... one is the Log Cabin in blue and yellow
and my partner for March Kym did just that
 thank you Kym and thank you for the goodies too...
Kym also wished for a Log Cabin Block in purple and yellow
and here is my block to her...
 My April partner is Pauline
this is my wish block from her with a little bundle of Christmas squares
 thank you Pauline...
and this is my block to Pauline 
as you can see she also wished for a Log Cabin
thank you ladies for my gorgeous blocks.
Luv Tarnyia xxx

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

March Blocks…

Today my Blue and Yellow Swap block from Carmen arrived


along with some cute magnets, little emery boards and a lovely FQ…   Thank you Carmen for my beautiful block which will match with my others nicely………

This is the Block I sent to Carmen… She asked for any Star in Navy and any colour background……

Carmen's March Block 2013
Hugz  Maria.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Block Update

Well blocks are finally done and off in the mail tomorrow and my new machine is going like a breeze.

 For my March swap I received this lovely block from Kerry

And this is Kerry's block.  The photo does not do it justice   My camera was flat so had to use my phone.  It is pale yellow and grey.

Then for my April block I am sending this block to Lorraine here in New Zealand.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Birthday give away




Thank you for all of the ladies that left a lovely comment on our birthday give away post – I got tears in my eyes reading them, knowing how much Quilting block swaps means to you as it also means so much to me.

The winner of our Birthday give away is……

Karen Falzon from New South Wales  picked by Random generator.  Now as I don’t know how to put a pic of this on the blog you will need to trust me that it chose number 13 out of 21, and Karen’s comment was the 13th one in the list of comments.

Karens comments read:

Hi All,:
Happy Birthday everyone. I have been a member for only 7 months and have really enjoyed my swaps. I love chatting to different people from all over the world and love the challenge of learning a new block with every swap. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see what's next!
Karen F

congratulations Your lovely set of fat quarters will be in the post to you early next week.

Sadly, we did not make it to 200 followers, but I will keep an eye on this and do something special when we do make that elusive target.

Hugs, Sue x

Friday, April 5, 2013

Some catch up piccies

 This is my February block from Alison. Such different fabrics.. love it.
 Alison wanted a string block so I made this in purles and mauves.
 This is the block I sent Jenetta. As blue ( and purple ) is a favourite colour I loved doing this one.
 Jenetta sent back a wonky star made up of "fabricated" fabrics. So far out of the box, so quirky but it made me smile. Such a great idea. Next to that is the 6" blocks I got from Ann as my first swap in the 6" group. Not sure how I post on that blog. I asked for any block, any colour so this is a big leap of faith but it makes life fun. Thanks Ann I loved them.
 Ann wanted blue and white stars so I made one each way( white star and blue star).
Thanks ladies for swapping with me.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March Block Received in Sweden

I've heard today that Carin received her block from me so now I can happily share a photo!

I'm glad it arrived safely!


Some more chocolate + block swap quilt

This chocolate churn was sent to me by Vicki who I had the pleasure of meeting at the recent Lets get stitched weekend in Adelaide.  Like me, Vicki writes that churn dash is also one of her favourite blocks. Vicki churn Feb 13 I love the dark chocolate with coloured spots, its like a big chocolate freckle.

I have also completed a block swap quilt made with blocks received in the 6 inch group.  Here is a teaser pic and you can read all about it HERE