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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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

August Swap from Deb

I had a wonderful partner for August. Deb made me a block and sent it off but we think Australia Post sent it on a Gap Year Overseas as it still hasn't arrived. Not only did Deb make me a 2nd block but she put fabric in the parcel too (my favourite Lynette Anderson). Thank you so much Deb.

Monday, October 28, 2013


I received two lovely blocks this month from my swap partner, Deb!

And this is the log cabin I sent to Deb


Sunday, October 27, 2013

November swap partners sent

Hi Ladies

Please check your inbox for your November swap partners, with an even number of ladies swapping this month there is no double swaps.

Have fun anyone, and for those of you celebrating Halloween, have lots of spooky fun

Happy sewing,


Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Little Behind...

But I am catching up...
so much has been happening in my life this year and the last 3 months have been hectic...
our eldest daughter's wedding in early May
a grandchild at the end of May
and living 7 hours away the driving is intense
then we sold our sheep property
and moved mid July
then the day we moved my MIL was rushed to hospital
and spent the next 2 and a half months in hospital
she ended up with open heart surgery and nearly didn't survive the after math
during that time the new grandchild had to have major surgery then a smaller op two weeks later
plus we were trying to unpack
now we have our youngest daughter getting married this weekend
but I have been catching up with my swap blocks
and only have one more to do out of four...
first my August partner was
and she had two wish choices and I chose the string block
white one side and blues the other...
 second my September partner Michell
and she wished for an Ohio Star block in white and red...
for October I have two partners
first is Sharyn and she wished for any star on a blue background...
now all I need to do is the second partner for this month...
Luv Tarnyia


Our October swap is complete.
I received this lovely Monkey-Wrench block from
 Elizabeth K In Australia.

This is the block that I sent her
She asked for any block, any colors.
I did a lil-research and I learned that she does some childrens
work so I sent a colorful block that would be fun to look at!
I do hope it works in well with her collection.
Hope this picture is okay
my girls had hung it to take outside for a lil-better lighting. 
Lori USA


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Autumn glory

Look at the gorgeous autumn bear paws block that my partner Pauline sent me, I love the leaf fabric that was used.

And can you see the pretty pumpkin fabric that she included, lucky me :)


Monday, October 14, 2013

October blocks for Erin

Erin requested a star block - the top block gave me the opportunity to try paper-piecing. The second block was a positive-negative version of Ohio Star I had wished to stitch for some time. I hope these stars fit in well with your other star blocks. Kerry B (Queensland0

Sunday, October 13, 2013

October block sent and received

This block is heading to Jan in Australia. Hope she likes it.
The fabric is of actual ocean waves in shades of blue.

This is what she did for me. I love them.
I was surprised to see I had gotten not one but two blocks.
Thank you Jan.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

June swap

 This beautiful star came in the mail yesterday from Kate who was my June partner. Poor Kate got a bit caught up and was running a bit behind, life does get in the way sometimes but she let me know and I am very happy with the block that arrived. The card with the butterflies is very special too.... I love butterflies! Thanks Kate, great swapping with you.
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Friday, October 11, 2013

September Blocks

Karen was my swap partner for September and she asked for a Plaited Block.

Karens block

Loved the way it turned out…

Yesterday I received my lovely Block .My request is for any block in Aqua, Red and Whites..

My block from Karen Sept 2013

I am thrilled with the “Jacobs Ladder” Karen made for me and the ribbons she also popped in.

Wonder what pattern Linda will make for me this month???

Hugz  Maria

Thursday, October 10, 2013

My October block surprise

I just checked the mail and my block from Debbie was there.
The colours are lovely.
Thanks Debbie
& here is the block I posted her. Hopefully she will get it soon.
This block is called Dutch Pinwheel.
You can see it on TWIN FIBRES blog

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Christmas Quilting blocks swaps are having their 3rd birthday and there is a fabulous give away taking place.

Entry is open to all present or past members of the Christmas group so hop on over and play along, you may win some fabulous Christmas fabric and pattern so come on, what have you got to lose.

The link to the birthday blog post is included below

Congratulations to Cathy for being such a lovely caring swap mummy for this group, I knew that when I handed over the reins to her that we were all in such good hands.   

So join us for a slice of Christmas Birthday cake and have some fun

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Perfect log cabin

There has been a bit of chatter in our groups fb page about quilters casche log cabin not measuring up. it's been awhile since I have had to make one so was pleased that my partner this month had a log cabin as her choice so I could "road test" the pattern.

This is for Pauline who wanted it in blues, purples and pinks, and loved batiks, so I put a bit off all of it into the mix.

First here is the finished block under my 12.5 inch square ruler, pretty much spot on.

And here is a look at it without the ruler... I measure at every round and trim slightly if required. Also using a quarter inch foot helps keep it all on track..


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Squishy mail from Sweden & Adelaide ♥

We don't have a mail delivery; my husband collects the mail twice a week; how exciting when I got 2 squishy parcels both with extra's ♥. The first from my Sept partner in Sweden Carin - a block for me and one for my DD....

The second parcel was from Sue. Sue has already posted the block she sent me but I'll post again (as it's gorgeous) plus she sent an orphan (that's also beautiful); how lucky am I..

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sept swap

 Here is "Annie's star" that Petah sent me for the Sept swap. It's perfect and it was apleasure swapping with you again.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

September blocks

In September Carolyn in Iowa was my partner.  She made this lovely block for me with 30's style fabric.

This is the block I made for her.