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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, September 30, 2013

Bear Paws

I made this for Sue my October partner. Sue gave me 2 choices and I chose Bear Paws in autumn colours....

my first attempt at Bear Paws and I'm really pleased with all those points!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dutchmans puzzle

This is the name if the block that I chose to make for Melanie my October partner. Melanie's request was any block in any colours except lime, aqua or orange, so I went safe with pink and red.

It will be in the post on Monday.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sawtooth Star for Jo

block for qbsa
Sawtooth Star

for Jo who requested any star block in country colours - burgundy, browns, greens - I hope it is OK - this photo is a bit bright :) the red is more of a burgundy red

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September Block for Tarnyia

Here is my September block I have made this month for Tarnyia

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lucky me

Karen is my partner this month, and I have two block choices for ladies to make me.
Karen spoilt me and made both,

One bear paws in autumn colours, and one modern block in aqua, grey and white
Just lovely, thanks Karen 

Monday, September 16, 2013

September Swap

My September swap partner Kerry very kindly sent me three churn dash blocks as they are going to be part of a masculine quilt for my local aged care facility.  This is my first month with the group and its a thrill to receive packages in the mail!!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

My awesome block has arrived

Robin and I were partners once again in August. It was funny how we were partners August 2012 too.
This is what she made for me....

Sept block for Carolyn in Iowa

Carolyn in Iowa was my September partner. She said "any block".
This is what I came up with.  First time I had done this one too.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

my purple patch

from Jo, my September partner

from Jo

Thanks heaps Jo, nearly at the end of my purple patch ;-)

here is my design wall of blocks received in this swap - nearly at the end :)
Purple Patch
on my design wall - my purple patch quilt

thanks to everyone who has sent 9 patches to me, it is looking great :)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

July, August and Sept... wow

 Last year I swapped with Petah in Qld. I made a bright log cabin....
 ....Sept 13 I am again paired with Petah. I don't normally post before the person has got the block so sorry Petah but I wanted to show the comparison. Both have butterflies somewhere in the block as a tribute to my son.
 ChristieLeigh sent me this beautiful bright block and some gorgeous fabric........
 ... and this is the block I sent to ChristieLeigh, such a fun block to make so I have this in my bank of patterns
 Julianne sent me this lovely block for July, so I am now up to date with all my swaps. Julianne's block that I sent was the lonestar pieced block which she posted about ages ago. Lovely swapping with all of you.
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Sunday, September 1, 2013

September blocks

My partner Karen asked for either an Ohio star in purples, or cracker in brights so I made both. I have never done the cracker block before, and my seams don't meet perfectly, but as its a second block I will still send it to Karen.