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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, June 30, 2013

Lorna's star

I have a lot of sewing planned this month so I am getting my July swap block done straight away. This is for Lorna who's request was any star in burgundy, pink, cream and green. I think I filled that order.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Contemporary loveliness

As well as playing around with my chocolate churns, I also had quite a collection of yellow, black and grey blocks and tonight I joined some together. The ones I have chosen here are the more simpler in style, so don't fret if you have sent me a block I still have more that I am saving for a second quilt of this colour way.

I am sorry that I can't name any of the lovely contributors of these blocks as this information was lost when my computer crashed a few months back, but if you do spot your block here, please let me know with a comment.

I will quilt this over the coming week and think a rich black binding will finish it off nicely don't you think?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Playing with blocks

One of my choices is chocolate and cream churn dash with a hint if mint, and I am saving these in the 12 and 6 inch swaps. Today I had a play around to see how they could all look together.

Can't wait to get a few more, don't you agree they look fantastic ?


Friday, June 21, 2013

Pinwheels from Margaret ........................

These are the 2 very beautiful pinwheel blocks Margaret sent to me. I think I am in a purple phase at the moment, and I love the range of colours and fabrics in these vibrant blocks -

Maybe it's the lighting where I took these photos, but they really are much more purple than blue.
Thank you so much Margaret. Hugs, Jan

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My May Block .....................

Margaret asked for a Dresden Plate on black background. This was my first ever DP and I enjoyed the challenge of finding a pattern, choosing colours and stitching it together.

My June partner was Carin who asked for a Depression block including aqua, turquoise and teal. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo - perhaps Carin will post photos of her block and mine after it travels around the world.
I love to think of my blocks in another stitchers project both here and OS.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Did you know....housekeeping and a POLL

Most of you know that we have Face Book like page, but did you know that we also have a Face Book group page.

The group page was created only a couple of months ago, and you need to ask to join it, and then I will accept you. In the group page non bloggers can post up pictures of blocks made and sent just like the bloggers do on this blog.. Or bloggers can too if they want to post on both sites.

So jump on over to FB and search for us and join  in the fun on there.  I try to keep the FB page and FB group as up to date as the blog.

Also, I only send invites to post on the blog to the ladies that ask me to.  As a lot of members are non bloggers its not an automatic invite.  If you are a non blogger I can upload your photos for you onto the blog.  But if you decided to use FB, there is no need to show them on both sites .  If you are a blogger and have not received an invite to post on the blog, let me know and I will send you an invite.

I have also received a couple of emails from ladies that liked the idea that I did not send you all each others details last month.  The comments were it made you contact each other and confirm everything.  Now I don't mind sending all the details through if you want it to stay that way, so I thought lets have a POLL and you can tell me what you prefer.

I can only put the POLL on the side bar of the blog so please VOTE and I will take this into account before sending out the July partners at the end of this month.

As you know I take a firm stance on non swappers.  If I get a report of a one sided swap, I will email the other party for you, after you have exhausted communication.  (swaps need to be more than 2 weeks late after the swap month has ended).  If I do not get a reply that member is then red flagged and not issued a new swap partner until communication has been restored and their swaps are up to date.  So it is important to let me know if you have a non communicated swap, or a swap that is more than 2 weeks late so I can track this, and save the next partner from having a one sided swap as well. It is equally important to let me know if they do contact you and if they complete their swap so they can be unflagged.

AND LASTLY  WOOOOO HOOOOOO we have 200 followers.  I have only just noticed this.
Time for me to plan a celebrationary give away, so stay tuned for that.

June Block Received

I have received not only one but two blocks for June's swap from the lovely Sue P.  I have now changed my preferences, so have made a good start to my collection.

Monday, June 10, 2013

June swap

This is my June swap block on its way to Kelly :)

some finishes and June swap

 I finally put together my remaining 16 stars and this is how it looks. I love it but I am going to donate it to a friend who runs a charity called Inspirational Quilts. Nancy gives kids in the Melbourne Children's Hospita. CF ward a quilt when they are diagnosed. She also donates them elsewhere in the hospital so this will go to a very worthy recpient
 This weekend I have also put the last border around the first star quilt I made with my swap blocks. Think I now need to change from stars and maybe start another one for Nancy's charity. Hope no-one minds me doing that.
 This is the star block I sent to Kate for June. She asked for a black and white star. As I have been doing lots of Lemoyne stars I sent her one as well.
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Very spoilt me

I was over the moon when I opened my parcel from Kerry this month, it was all wrapped in pretty paper, like a birthday present ( and I have had a few of those lately with my recent milestone).

I did not get one, or two blocks but THREE….. As well as some pretty stitched panels to use in projects.  Take a look

First there is this amazing paper pieced star, can you believe this is Terry’s second ever paper pieced block - fabulous

IMG_0041 Secondly another black, yellow and grey for my abstract quilt


Last but not least a pretty churn dash, for my churned mint chocolate collection


And here are the pretty machine embroidered panels.


Just look at the detail, gorgeous.


Its a long weekend so lots of sewing is on the agenda. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

May blocks - 9patch & sawtooth star

Here are some of the blocks for May:
sent to Michelle

From Michelle

Monday, June 3, 2013

May blocks ............

I swapped with Carin in May and today this beautifully made churn dash arrived in my post box....

... with some lovely extra's - a Swedish chocolate (I promise it is was very yummy) and a lovely hardanger bookmark....

Thank you so much Carin... really sweet of you....

Carin asked for a Depression block in teal and turquoises on a cream background and this is what I sent....

This is the first time I have done one of these blocks... love it....  

Great swapping with you Carin.....

Hugz from Fiona @ BubzRugz

Sunday, June 2, 2013

May blocks......

I swapped with Sharyn this month and this churn dash arrived in my post box this week ....

... with an extra present too.... how lovely....

Sharyn asked for a star on a blue background and this is what I sent....

I hope she likes this bicoloured star....

Great swapping with you Sharyn.....

Hugz from Fiona @ BubzRugz

Saturday, June 1, 2013

May Block From CrafteeCC

I received my block on Thursday and again another lovely block made by Cathy