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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

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Busy making August blocks

I Know I know, its not even August yet, and here I am showcasing two blocks made for my August swap partners.  But in all fairness, with 5 new members for the month I had to get ahead.  I am planning to start my 3rd one tomorrow, (pattern and fabric ready to go), and then number 4 after that.  Crafty Pug is helping with a second swap with new member #5 Paola, and I promise to share this around with any future new members throughout the month for those of you that have offered to do an extra swap as needed. 

These two blocks are Baby bunting for Alex.  Alex is saving this pattern in pastel / gelati colours on white, and I am to choose the colour each month so it will be a surprise for her, and this way she wont get double ups.  For the first month I have used baby blue, with a hint of pink and green to tie it into future blocks.  Think mango and pistachio ice cream or baby pink and lemon for the coming months.  The other swap is for Cheryll.  This Christmas themed block is what gave me the idea for the second monthly swap.  I recall seeing this naive pattern in a quilting magazine * by Ruth Buchanan and thought it was sweet.  Cheryll is saving green on white, but I did put a hint of gold in there too and sewed the star with a sparkly filament thread to make it Chrissmassy.  I will post these two blocks to their recipient's on Monday.  I hope you like them.  Sue xx


Maria said...

Great Blocks Sue. You sure do need to get head start with so many to make.
Have found the pattern for my swap partner . I am off to Perth again tomorrow so will go to the Craft Fair and maybe get some nice fabrics for her block. I don't have any, LOL

crafty pug said...

they look lovely! love the baby bunting block particularly
very jealous of maria going to the quilt fair....and feel sorry for her lack of fabrics (wink)

Cheryll said...

LOVE the Xmas tree block !!! Can't wait to receive it. THANKS Sue.

Sue said...

I am jealous of Maria too, we have to wait until November for our quilting fair here.