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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

Thursday, August 5, 2010

quilting panel and rainbows

I have never purchased a quilting panel before, always thinking they are a cheaters way to make a quilt which in a way they are. 
But to my surprise I received one in a quilting packet that I recently purchased.  The items were farmyard fat quarter blocks as I am saving chickens etc to make a country quilt and this was added in as a gift.
 I had already made a quilt for my step daughters new baby due in September, but I thought this would make a nice tummy time floor quilt.   I actually enjoyed quilting around all of the animal shapes to outline them.  I double layered the quilting batting to make it puffier and softer for the floor.
 I am really pleased with how it turned out. 

I also want to share with you this beautiful rainbow that I spotted while driving along in some drizzle yesterday.  It does not show in the photo but the rainbow was a  whole arc and every colour was vivid and bright.  Quite splendid to see. 

1 comment:

Cheryll said...

I'm with you regarding panels but I like this idea using one as a bubs floor rug. It's really cute. Well done!