to Ruth for April - must be an all time record - my block only took 6 days to get to USA!
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 email@example.com 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
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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.
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
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
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
Friday, April 4, 2014
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.