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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, March 31, 2014

March Blocks I sent Kerry B and Kate C

I sent these to Kerry B!

And these to Kate C!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

My block from Karen

Heres my block I received from Karen for March!

Gorgeous! thank you!  
(Please excuse my unvacumned carpet!)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A big apology ...............

Lori and Donna were my February and March partners, and they both very generously made both of my block options.
I've been distracted with knee replacement surgery and shuffled my blocks and envelopes - I am so sorry, but I can't put the correct names with these beautiful blocks. The blocks are photographed in pairs but at the moment I'm not sure the combinations are correct - sorry ladies!

The fabrics, colours and stitching are just beautiful.
Thank you so much, Jan.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March blocks

I got two lovely railtrack blocks in pastel colours from Lori

thank you so much.. they are perfect.....

I am a bit late with mine but I have sent off Lori's star in rust, golds and dark greens

Hugz from Fiona

March swap

I received these two lovely blocks fro my March swap partner Erin. Thank you Erin, I love them!

And this is the block I sent to her :)


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2014 Challenge

Sue set a challenge in January to make something with blocks received in a swap from QBSA. Well it's taken a while from collecting the blocks to deciding what to do with them.... but a decision was made....

Then the next challenge was how to put them together ... so after many hours of deliberation (with input from each family member)..... I finally made my mind up..... 

I made a wall hanging for our bedroom (just need DH to put some hooks up for me and then I can take a proper photo), 4 blankets of love for Cheryll (I sent these in February) and a table runner for our dining table. 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to these (sorry I really can't remember who they are all from but I received them in 2012 and 2013).

I'm going to make some more blankets of love in "boy" colours and then to start on the 2014 Challenge over at Christmas Quilting block swap Australia...


Blocks to and from Melanie

This is the block that I sent Melanie and..

.. my one from Melanie. Her 12 year old drew the balloons and I think they are perfect for the quilt I have in mind. Thanks for swapping Melanie.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March blocks for Linda B.

Linda has emailed that her 12" blocks have arrived safely - glad she likes them. I enjoyed stitching them.

Lazy angle

My march blocks for Madeleine

Friday, March 14, 2014

Finished Star quilt

Finally I have a finish on my star quilt; it's about 68x84", give or take. I collected blocks from both the 12" and the 6" groups as well as from a friend outside the group. A big thank you to everyone who contributed. Sorry for the wonky picture but I'm limited for space here and the weather is too messy to take it outside just now.  I'm really happy with how it turned out and it's already gone to it's new home with my son.  
Credits as follows:
1st row: Leena, Jolanda, Chantell, Karen F, Kerry, Robyn, Medora, Kerry B, Sue B
2nd row: Carolyn, Kerry, Billy, Billy again, Noelene, me
3rd row: Nellie, Coralie, Robyn, Beth, Helen, Carmen
4th row: Cathy C, Cathy A, Nellie, Sally, Coralie, Sue S
5th row: Chantell, Linda, Beth, Kerry E, Jolanda, Amira, Carolyn, Sally, Medora
6th row: Terry F, Cathy A, Sue B, Linda, Cathy A, me


Leaving our cold winter temps with lots of snow, ice and chilly winds to go and join the block collection of Liz S, where it will enjoy the end of a hot summer in a beautiful valley in Australia!
I do hope it will fit in and be right at home with her collection of autumn colors of different blocks...
log cabins seem to fit in with any quilt! Smile
Hope you like it Liz S.
Lori USA
A lil-add on:
Just after I posted this our mail came and look what I got ...
Yes, from Liz S to me!
Two beautiful blocks. Smile
She added a note saying she wasn't pleased with one of them so, decided on making another!
Am I blessed
They are "both" lovely and well sewn!
Thank you Liz


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Another block received

I have been involved with Quilt Block Swap Australia since August 2013. I have just received my tenth 12" block. It was from Beth who lives in Queensland.

I asked for any star in country colours. It isn't as pink as in this photo.

I nearly have enough to put a quilt top together. I'm aiming for 12 blocks.

Monday, March 3, 2014

My happy mail collection

I was very happy today after collecting my mail & I saw there was a parcel from Tasmania.
The end of my holiday last week I was in Tasmania, Hobart, for a day.
My swap partner, Irene, lives there.
She has ended up making me 2 blocks. Lucky me.
This 1st block has some great fabrics.
The 2nd was a new block Irene tried. 
Well done Irene & thank you.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

February Blocks I sent Elizabeth K.

I had so much fun making these little blocks I couldn't stop!
Linda B.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Tomorrow is already
 the next month and I nearly did not get a
picture of this "beautiful"
block I received from Brenda T.  posted. (sorry)   
It's absolutely lovely & the sewing is so well done and perfect size!
Thank you so very much Brenda I enjoyed swapping with you!
The block is black & white
we were working on a Valentine's
project and I laid it there on the pink.
The colors showed up so bright!
Lori M