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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 quiltingblocks@hotmail.com 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, November 29, 2012

A little give away.

I am a subscriber to Homespun magazine, and because I renewed my subscription for 2013 I received this lovely quilters diary in the post today.


How delicious would it be to see all of your appointments in this. I was going to keep it for myself, but in all honesty I don't use a paper diary any more- I use an electronic one. So, rather than let it go to waste and gather dust I have decided to give it away.

Just look at the gorgeous quilts that are featured in the diary




They are patterns that have all featured in the magazine so if you are a subscriber you can scour your back issues to find the patterns that this diary is sure to inspire you to create.
 
To enter the giveaway, just pop a comment on this post telling me your favourite part of the quilting process, easy as that.  Entry is open to all Australian members and followers of QBSA - sorry I am keeping this for Australian members only as the postage will be quite expensive for international.
 
The winner will be drawn after 5 pm on Monday 3rd December so it can arrive in your post box in time to put under your tree as a Christmas gift from me.




8 comments:

Maria said...

It is a beautiful diary Sue but as I have a dear friend that buys me a diary every year for my B/D I don't need another.
Good luck to all the others....

Narelle said...

How lovely! I might actually use my diary more often if I owned this pretty one.
My favourite part of quilting is adding the binding. After machine sewing the binding on, I enjoy the handstitching it down. Of course it also means the project is finished :)

Cathy Cates said...

My fave part is building the rows, then sewing them together - the quilt seems to come together so quickly after that ;-) Although I don't actually enjoy the quilting as such, there is such a sense of achievement when it is completed ;)

Leena said...

as usual, Sue, you always have a generous heart. love to be in the draw. My favourite part of the quilt-making process is 'the assembling'. love to see how everything 'melts' together ( colours and fabric choices), to see the growth from one block to the finished quilt-top. It is a very satisfying feeling, no doubt.

Sooli said...

What a lovely thing to do! I don't think I have a favourite part of the quilting process, I truly love it all! I love the design process and selecting the fabrics, seeing it go together, the sense of achievement on getting the top finished and I even like the sandwiching as I do it outside under the pergola with my favourite music playing. I love the quilting as well, seeing the way the top changes with the quilting in place and then making the label and getting the binding on means its nearly done, so that's a good part too! Then surprising someone with a gift - hmmm, maybe that's the best bit!

Bobbie B said...

You are such a generous soul Sue ... and that is a very cute diary ... and i think i may even try to own it ...

my most favorite part of making a quilt would have to be buying the fabric .... nothing like buying the fabric i reckon ... then i guess next favorite bit would be making the top .... putting all the blocks together and seeing what it looks like all constructed ...
quilting it is not high on my list of loves ... and that would explain why i have sooooooooooooo many quilt tops sitting in boxes waiting to be finished ... haha ...

elliek said...

I enjoy putting those hand stitches in to the binding. Hate sewing the binding on with the machine part as I always go wonky but that hand stitching is so relaxing. Thanks for the generous giveaway and thanks for a year of happy swapping.

Anna B said...

MUCH THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY SUE.
My favourite part of the quiilting process would have to be coming up with ideas. I also love piecing, I can do this for hours on end. I love cutting & really, really love chosing fabrics and, of course, seeing all my hard work come to fruition!