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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, July 19, 2010

Pugs block has arrived - and welcome new members Alex and Cheryll

I managed to get home a little early from work today, and as well as a lovely package of some more country themed fabrics ( a recent ebay purchase), I also received Crafy Pugs block in the mail.  Its just perfect,.. thank you so much.  Its also lovely to receive the notes and cards with the blocks and I have to say without a doubt Crafty Pugs note is the most interesting - it is made from paper which is made from recycled wombat poo!  How extraordinary is that..  I cant say that I would have ever imagined using it for that purpose.

We already have 2 new members starting their first block swap in August and I am looking forward to doing their first swaps.  I now know what each of them would like so its off to the pattern books (or google) and also to my stash to start planning.  I will be emailing all other members their August swaps next week .

I have received enough blocks now from my USA and Australian groups combined to start playing around with them, and its really interesting how they all do fit together quite well.  I plan to put them together in a quilt when I have about 12, so I am getting there as I think I have 7 so far.  When the quilts done I will be sure to publish a photo of it - but for now here is the lovely block crafty Pugs made for me.


crafty pug said...

glad you liked it - was a bit nervous the colours were too harsh.....i hope it will still fit in with the other blocks you have

Maria said...

I must say that is very interesting paper!!!!

Lovely block too.

crafty pug said...

the paper is great! mind you it is not just wombat poo- there are also cotton fibres added....but you can definitely see wombat in it!!! he he

just wondering what people think about creating a button for our group that could go on our blogs? i would love to know some more about the other members....are there links to their blogs somewhere?

then we can be loud and proud about belonging to this group....

i have no idea how to go about creating a button, but if people think it is a good idea, i am happy to do some research to try and find out?

Sue said...

HI Crafty Pugs'
More than happy for you to investigate this, I am new to blogging so cant say I can help, I am amazed I have accomplished this much. Sue x