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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, October 31, 2011

A Simple Bright Block for Cheryl

My November partner is Cheryl and she is kind enough to ask for 'Any Block' in brights. Hopefully it is not toooo 'bright' for her. I had the opportunity to swap with her in the 6inch Block Swaps a little while ago. Thanks Cheryl for being my partner again.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

November block for Helen

I am off to an early start and have made my November partner Helen her block.  Helen requested any star in blues so I used a favourite star pattern of mine.  I have a lot of blue in my stash so this was easy.  The blue floral is one of my favourites, but its almost all used up now - but I know it off to a good home

Friday, October 28, 2011

Its almost November + Calling all guest bloggers.

For those of you celebrating Halloween, wishing you a spooky day on Monday.

The end of October means that its swap time again,  I have just finished sending out the November swap partners and we have 46 members swapping this month.

A warm quilted hugs welcome to new members Sharyn from Queensland and Chantelle from New South Wales, and a farewell to Larissa from NT and Robyn from New South Wales,.  we hope you can rejoin again some day soon.

Our numbers are still at 48 with 2 members sitting out a few months.  So if anyone is thinking of joining there are 2 spaces free in this group.


On another note, former member Jane is having a guest blogger every week and has open the invite to members of quilting block swaps Australia.

I will be the guest blogger for December 7th and there are free weeks after this date, so there is ample time to plan your blog spot.

Jane writes: please ask the group if ask the group if they would like to contribute a finished 8” original block. Any technique, any fabrics with a simple tutorial. I have places after the 9th December. I don’t mind how many I get.

Blocks are being made into the Desperate house wives quilt.
simply email Jane on or pop onto her blog for more details.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

From Robyn to Billy

Billy says, here is the  beautiful block I received from Robyn Roberts. The fabrics are so romantic and girlie and will be perfect in my quilt
Thank you so much Robyn I am so thrilled loved the little needle case
Here is the block Billy sent to Robyn: I hope Robyn likes the little Chinese Herbal Tea Mugs

Happy Block From Melody

Melody was my swap partner this month and she made this bright and happy block for me.  I just love the little bug print.  This block will work up so well into a child's quilt.  She also included a couple little extras - a scissor fob and some darling animals ready to stitch.  Thank you so very much, Melody!!

Linda G

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blocks from Larissa

Wow I was very lucky today to receive not one but two blocks from Larissa, my Sept partner. I love both blocks and the photo on the card is stunning. Thanks Larissa for swapping with me in September.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October Swap

This is the beautiful Framed Scraps block I received from Helen - the colours are just perfect. Love the flamingo in one scrap square - flamingos were used for croquet in Alice in Wonderland, and I have played croquet for 18 years.

Helen asked for blue stars - I couldn't stop at one - one dark and one light.

morning star

shooting star

Thank you for being my partner in this event Helen. I hope these stars fit into your project.

Sneak Peek for Nolene from CrafteeCC

here is a tease for Nolene(no blog) for October

I almost squealed with joy when I saw Nolene's preferences ;-)
Nolene, your block will be in the post shortly ;-)

Friday, October 14, 2011

September swap

Robyn Roberts, my September partner got her block and I got mine today! Here are the pictures.
 My block to her. I designed the tea pot  looking at one I had at home. It is all appliqué.
This is Robyn's block to me. Perfect with my other blocks. And I was lucky to get some fabric and a lovely needle card. Happy day!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October block for Mary

I have just finished the block for Mary. Here is a sneak peek. I'll send it as soon as possible.

Peeking At Melody

Here's a sneak peek for Melody.  Or maybe somebody is peeking at her.  Your block is in the mail!

Linda G

Block for Val

My October partner is Val, who requested any block in pinks, rose, burgundys, greens and neutrals.  I think I have ticked all of those boxes.  I hope Val thinks so too.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sept block(s) to larissa

These are the blocks that I sent to Larissa for Sept. She has received them so I can show and tell. Larissa asked for either a Dresden Plate, Log cabin or pinwheels in bright colours. I have never done a Dresden plate so decided I'd do that but it went together so easily and quickly that I decided to do a Log cabin in the same colours and send both.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Spool from Maria Wilson of Western Australia

What an ingenius idea from Maria! A special effort for the 'thread ' of my Spool block, absolute love it. Fabric choices are great too. Thank you very much Maria.

Maria has requested for an OHIO Star block (star in 'I-spy' fabrics.

A little sneak peek for Marie

My October partner is Marie from Victoria. She requested a star block in red/white or blue/white. Here's a little bit of the block I've made her. Hope she likes it.

Friday, October 7, 2011

October block

And here is the wonky square I made for Fiona and send last saturday.
You like it ?


October Block

This is the strippy light/neutral colours block I have sent to Beatrice in France ....

It's the first strippy block I have made.... 

hope it suits what she is wanting.....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

September block for Bobbie

My first partner in this swap was Bobbie and I am very happy to have sewn this block for her . Now I am sure that she has received it, so I can show you a picture.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Blocks For Jane

My October partner Jane from New South Wales wished for 
Modern Square Blocks with crisp white and modern colours of the rainbow...
 and because I like both and couldn't decide on which
I made both...
and I love how they look together and hope Jane does as well... Oh and I used my Amy Butler fabric's...
Luv Tarnyia xxx

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Spool Block from Tanya Simmons

Firstly, a Big WELCOME to Tanya of Queensland and I am honoured to be her 1st swap partner. Got this amazing Spool Block, hand stitched beautifully as her Sewing machine was 'out of action' . A common delima for most of us, I'm sure. Thank you Tanya for doing such great work.

As for her block, she has requested for Log Cabin in pastel pinks, greens , blues and violets. So, Tanya, hope I have not disappointed you as your 1st partner.

Cates star

I have just arrived home from a couple of relaxing days away to find a lovely squishy parcel in the mail.

My partner for September was Cate and she has made me this stunning  red and white star and included some lovely goodies with the block.

First there is some extra red fabric - gorgeous, and then there is this super cute book mark made with selvidge strips (fantastic idea) - will have to copy this idea for little gifts.  And lastly it all came in a little gift bag made out of the pages of a quilting magazine - how clever.