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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

Friday, January 31, 2014

Colour added...

Here's Erin's block in all it's colour...... a star was requested......

I know she likes it. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blocks from Helen P

February 12"  blocks from Helen P arrived safely today, ahead of the cyclone that is looming over northern tip of Australia. Helen stitched me Scrapbagger and Goose Creek blocks, and included extra fabric for my project. Thanks kindly, I love them. Kerry

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January Swap

I received this beautiful block today from Brenda in Ohio. It's called Stripes a Spinning - one for the future perhaps (looks a little technical to me).

Thank you


Monday, January 27, 2014

February blocks for Helen P

February blocks for Helen P who requested Ohio Star with a blue centre, yellow points on white homespun - I hope to see your finished quilt project on the QBSA 2014 challenge. Helen is making a quilt for her son-in-law's Father in Canada.

February Swap

Thought I'd make a start on my February swaps...

Here's my block for Erin - she asked for any star in any colours - I'll share the colours when she's received it.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

A couple more Blankets of love

These are some more blankets of Love that I will be sending to Cheryll soon and all have been done using my blocks in QBSA. Thank you to all that have helped me get these together. I have quilted butterflies in each of them as my "signature"

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Michell & Lorna sent me these

What a lovely blue star

Thanks Michell. My collection is growing....
& this is the block Lorna sent me. With a little card purse. I have so many coffee cards, this will come in handy. Thankyou Lorna.

Friday, January 24, 2014

December blocks from Spain

Encarna was my December 12" partner - she stitched me 3 delightful "Scrapbagger" blocks, and also included some handmade wooden buttons. My planned project is a scrappy quilt made of Scrapbagger and Goose Creek blocks. Thank you, Kerry

Special December swap

Anna was my December swap partner.
When she had received her block from me I received a beautiful card through e-mail
thanking me for her package along with , letting me know she was a wee-bit behind on mine.
Oh what with the Christmas season, life in general...that was absolutely fine.
     Oh my, when the mail came and this big envelope was in my box from Anna I wondered
"what could be in here"?
Look at the sweet surprise and beautiful blocks!
Anna & I had emailed a couple times as well and I shared with her I had a daughter named Anna,
how fun is that.
Well, I was blessed with not one, two but three beautiful blocks!
I also received a mug-rug, ornament, felt flower, a sweet postcard about your lovely Australia and the sweetest lil-Koala bear...he is hanging on my sewing machine! Smile 

 These three blocks will now make my quilt top! Yeah! They are beautiful!

Thank you so much for a lovely swap Anna
Lori USA
This is the lovely hand made hair flower she made for my Anna,
Sweet !

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

january blocks from Monica

Here, my January blocks
Stars from Monica

Saturday, January 18, 2014

January and December Blocks Received

Here are my December and January blocks received

Decembers block from Cathy

And January's block from Jo

Thursday, January 16, 2014

January blocks....

This week I received my pretty rail fence from Debbie.....

thanks Debbie .... it's perfect...

and here is the block I sent... Debbie asked for  any block using white and yellow tone on tone fabric....

Lovely seeing all the blocks coming in....

My Last Blocks...

My partner for December was Petah
she wished for a Log Cabin with a red centre
 brights one side and creams the other
Thank you for being my partner Petah...
Luv Tarnyia xxx

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blanket of Love from my swaps

 This is the first 2014 Blanket of Love that has been made possible by my swap partners in the 12" and 6" group. Really happy with this and it's a finish!
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January blocks

 This is the block that Nikki sent to me and it has already gone into a "Blanket of Love" Love it and it arrived on Dec 31st so Nikki was well ahead of herself.
 Nikki wanted red, black and white so this is what I sent to her.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blocks for Kerry....

This month I swapped with Kerry.....
she is collecting scrap blocks in




I couldn't decide so I did both!!!

Kerry is happy with them and asked my to upload for her (apparently blogger is being a bit naughty)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

QBSA 2014 Challenge - take the pledge

I am putting up a challenge for ALL members of QBSA for 2014.

made by Maria W
One of the things a quilter always says is that they need to finish their UFO's - so with that in mind lets all agree to make ONE ITEM in 2014, either a quilt, table runner, cushion its up to you, BUT it needs to be made with a BLOCK or BLOCKS received in a swap with QBSA.

made by Anorina M 
A new page will be set up on the blog, and a file on the face book page to share the item once you have completed it.

made by Cathy C 
Please comment on here to pledge your commitment to this challenge.   At the end of the year I will host a give away ( details TBA) and all of the ladies that have entered the challenge will have a chance to win.  

made by Leena L 
You do not need to decide now what your item will be, ALL you need to do IS pledge to take part. 
made by Sue B
So..... what are you waiting for. sign up now by


Saturday, January 11, 2014

January done and dusted!

SharonJ, my January partner for QBSA, is super organised and has already sent me two blocks - my request was for the Starflower block in rainbow colours on either BLACK or WHITE solids

I think she has met the brief :)  thanks Sharon

I completed the following two blocks for SharonJ

Sharon's request was for any block in purples, lavenders, greens - I hope this is acceptable :)
these blocks are packed and ready to be posted on Monday

Photo Catch-ups :)

Here are some photos of blocks I have missed blogging about:

August block from Tracey

November blocks from Encarna in Spain - finally arrived in January :)

I think Encarna's package went on a bit of a Christmas Holiday for a while before it arrived here in Australia - not too sure where it went after it was put it in the mail :(  but it was so lovely to open it and find these little gems inside :)  Thank you Encarna, it was worth the wait :)

January 12" blocks for Fiona

Fiona's brief was for a rail fence block in pastel colours. I stitched a few extra blocks to kick-start your project - just in case you are in the QBSA 2014 Challenge. Cheers, Kerry

January blocks from Fiona

Here are the gorgeous "scrappy" blocks Fiona sent me, they are called Scrapbagger and Goose Creek. Thank you for being my January swap partner, Kerry