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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, April 29, 2014

block for Ruth from CathyC

to Ruth for April - must be an all time record - my block only took 6 days to get to USA!

Monday, April 28, 2014

April 6" blocks for Wendy W

These are the 6" Churn Dash blocks I stitched for Wendy - she emailed they arrived today.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Block Update

This is what I am sending for the May swap to Anna

and what I received from Petah for the March swap

Thursday, April 24, 2014

March Blocks for 6" swap

Here are the blocks I sent Donna G. Last month but forgot to post!

And here are the blocks Donna sent me!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

March 6" blocks for Debra Woodward

March was my first ever 6" block swap - I loved this so much, I could not stop at 2 blocks. These are the blocks I stitched for Debra Woodward in Texas, USA - who requested maker's choice in flamingo pink & green, or log cabin in mixed red-green-white. I have not had any emails from Debra since mid-March, so I am assuming these blocks have arrived safely from Down Under.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April blocks from Wendy

These are the "scrappy" 9 patch blocks that Wendy stitched for me in the 6" block swap - so lucky to receive 4 blocks, Thank You so much.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April Blocks for Michell

My partner this month was Michell...
She requested Red/White Ohio Stars..
She gets two!

Mailing them out the end of this week, hope you like them!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Swap from Annette

Lucky me got two beautiful blocks from Annette for the April swap. I also received some lovely teddy bear, butterfly, heart and flower buttons. These will make some blankets of love. Thank you so much Annette.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

we are 4

Quilting block swaps Australia has recently celebrated its 4th birthday, with over 100 ladies swapping in any one of our four swaps and a whopping 189 members now on our face book group page we have come a long way since I began this journey looking for some friends to swap quilt blocks with me. 

With the face book group growing rapidly, and the decline in the use of this blog as a result, I will only be putting up monthly posts on the blog.  In all honesty I think the blog will be replaced by the face book group, as not only can you upload photos straight from your phone, but you can live chat with other ladies, share pictures and so on, making it a much more interactive group.

I don't have any plans to close the blog down in the short term but I think there may come a day when its completely running via facebook.

So if you are not a member of our face book group, jump on over and send a request to join, both Cathy and I jointly co ordinate this and its a one stop for all of the groups. ( this is different to our Facebook page which you would " Like".).

There is a birthday giveaway on the face book group, running until April 18th, so whats stopping you, jump on over and take a peek.

March Block for Petah

Here is the Roman Stripe block I have sent to Petah for the March Swap

April blocks from Sue P.

Sue P. stitched 2 blocks for me - a Scrapbagger and a Goose Creek quilt block - in my requested colours of "scrappy" and "ugly" fabrics. I had to chuckle at Sue's note that stated "..these are two of the most unattractive blocks I've ever made!"... LOL, Sue they are just perfect, you "nailed the brief". Thank you so much, Kerry B.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April blocks for Sue P.

Here are the 12" blocks I stitched for Sue P. in her requested colours. She has emailed that they have arrived.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ohio Star for Karen

March was a hectic month and I ran behind on many things..
Heres a Ohio Star for Karen P in 
Victoria Australia...

Its on its way! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

March blocks from Dagmar

These are the Paper Piecing bocks that Dagmar in Germany has lovingly stitched for me in my requested colours of  greys and teals in "maker's own choice" of block. I am making a quilt called "Fifty Shades of Grey and Teal".

Saturday, April 5, 2014

April swap completed ...

Karen was my lovely partner for April. She asked for an Ohio star in purple with pink or white background. I'm hoping this fits the bill as I used both pink and white........


Friday, April 4, 2014

Blocks for Dagmar

Here are the paper piecing blocks I stitched for Dagmar in Germany - she requested a flower &/or an animal block. The frog reminds me of the local tree frogs (or cane toads!!) here in sunny Queensland.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March & April blocks sent

2 in 1 post.
I have sent out my March block to Beth .
Wild Duck block with any 2 colours and a white background.

And April block to Vicki
Any bright star

March blocks from Linda B.

Here are the gorgeous blocks I received from Linda B - they are called Scrapbagger (2), and Goose Creek (1) - stitched in "scrappy" colours. Thank you so much.