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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, February 16, 2012

My First Swap

Hi everybody.  This month is my first as part of this great Aussie Block Swap group.  It has been really fun to participate and to feel apart of something in the big quilting world outside my front door.  My first partner was Tanya who made me this wonderful Nelson's Victory block in black and white.

I love the way the reverse colourway of the spots seems to start moving as you continue to stare at it. Thank you Tanya for making my first swap a pleasure.

Tanya requested either a log cabin or a star block in pastel shades of pink, green or blue.  I decided to make one of my favourite star blocks - the Memory Star.

I actually found making this quite challenging - not in the sewing of the block but in the colours I was working with.  Usually I am a brights person so it was quite a change for me to work with pastels.  However, this is all part of the fun of a swap and moving out of my comfort zone was actually quite liberating!!  I am looking forward to the March swap with eager anticipation.


1 comment:

Larissa said...

Those are two fabulous blocks!!! Welcome, and congratulations on completing your first swap!!! Looking forward to swapping with you in the future!!