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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, March 31, 2011

Shabby stars quilt top + April swap partner

Its always lovely when a project comes together and is ready for pinning and quilting.  Its even more special when its a joint effort between friends.

I wish to thank the following ladies for their beautiful contribution to my second friendship quilt since commencing Quilting block swaps Australia - which I have named Shabby Stars

It could not have been possible without the help of :


I was so excited about finally sewing the borders on that I had to share it with everyone.  Now I have to pin it all together and quilt it.  As one of the borders was a directional patterned border fabric I had to mitre the corners to make it look right. 

 This was only the second time I had done mitred corners and I think the extra effort pays off.  I did receive a few more shabby chic stars that did not make into this quilt as they didn't quite fit, but rest assured I really appreciate the stars and they will be put to good use in another quilt at a future date.

I am not sure yet how I am going to quilt this - any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

On another note, I have completed my swap block for the lovely Noelene.  I have become a fan of log cabins since starting this group, and in fact have changed my preference to one for the Christmas swap.  I love the chic black and white with the red centre that Noelene has requested and cant wait to see the finished quilt.

If any of the members that have been part of the group for some time have made quilts or are close to completing quilts from block swap partners please do share them on this blog, as it gives us all more inspiration.   Seeing all of the lovely blocks makes my to do list get longer and longer.

Noelene's log cabin


Jewells said...

WOW!! they look like they were all made to match each other..lovely!..cheers

Teresa Felgueiras said...

it was a pleasure to be your swap partner and i'm even proud to have "my" blocks in such a beautiful quilt.Thank you very much Sue.

Bobbie B said...

brilliant black and whites .. well done ... i too really like the making a log cabin block .. may have to get some myself ... lol .

crafty pug said...

that just looks fantastic - beautiful

Catswhiskers said...

What a lovely treasure this is!
Wonderful experience and memories.