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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, June 28, 2010
on another note, Here is a pic of a quilt I have just completed the top of. " Hooterville", it was a great way of using up all those scraps that seem to accumilate.
I have to pop it in my pile of UFO's, there are 4 of them now waiting to be backed and quilted. One I am working on for my step daughter for her new baby due in September so I better get a move on with that one. Will pop that pic on when its done.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Here's a quilt I made for my mother's 80th birthday in Jan 2010. It was hand appliqued (tulips and dresden plates), machine pieced and hand quilted. I started it in July 09 and it is one of the few quilts I have finished in a reasonable time. Mum loves it and it has pride of place on her bed - Teena
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I have just completed my two June block swaps and ready to post. Maree from NSW requested Birds in the air in autumn tones. It does not show up on the photo, but the choc triangle is made up of 5 pieces and the pale colour is a soft olive green shade.
Andee my US swap lady requested any pieced blocks with birds. For her I found some lovely fabric in my stash with Australian parrots and complimented this with red and blue fabric to match the Rosella's.
I hope you both enjoy your blocks.
I certainly am enjoying the challenge of researching requested patterns and using colours that I would not normally use - I have to say I have been surprised and pleased at the same time with the results.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Thank you ladies for participating in the block swap. Here is a show case of four gorgeous blocks that I have received thus far, including one from Sandi my first ever block swap partner in the US. Clockwise from top left they are from sandi, Cathy, Teena and Marie.
I hope you have all enjoyed receiving yours and are all thinking about the blocks you are making for June. I have yet to start mine, but will get onto that this weekend as we have a long weekend here in SA.