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 firstname.lastname@example.orgThis 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
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.
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).
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