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Two blocks are made per month, and the swap partners are allocated in the middle of each month

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sharons Stars

Sharon is my December partner and her lovely stars arrived on Christmas Eve.  I only need a few more and I can get this quilt top done.  How exciting.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

more butterfly blocks i have recieved thank you all


some of my lovely butterfly blocks thanks so much

Linda G December blocks received

I've received Linda G's December blocks. They are lovely and they will fit nicely with my other star blocks. Thank you Linda!

December blocks

Here I would show you the blocks I got from my December partner Billy and the blocks I did for her. Billy was so kind to send me a huge lot of fabrics from her stash!! Thank you, thank you!!!
My blocks

Godies for me!!!

Billy's blocks

Monday, December 26, 2011

First 6 inch blocks ;-)

I have been going through my list, and checking it twice ;-)  I realised I had been a bad swapper and not posted pics of my first ever 6" block.

Here is the block I sent for my first 6" swap for Cheryl

I hope it has arrived by now ............. it can sometimes take a bit longer to get to WA!

It was quite a different experience making a 6" inch block vs a 12" block.  I have since updated my preferences and am quite excited about the lap quilt I will make from the blocks I will receive in this Swap Group.

Friday, December 16, 2011

December blocks for Linda G

I mailed these blocks for Linda G today. I hope they'll arrive by Christmas but they probably won't as we're only a week away now. Where does the time go? Anyhow, I hope these will fit in with your project, Linda. Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Spools for Sharon

Sharon requested spools in any colour on a white or tone on tone white background.  Being a big fan of blue and white I made her two blue and white spools.  I think they are pretty and hope that Sharon thinks so too.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

September blocks have arrived!

My blocks from Bobbie from September arrived yesterday.  Look at how beautiful they are!

I especially like all the movement in the top one.  Bobbie thought it was a bit small so she sent three, but I think I will have to make that one fit cause it's so lovely.  Thanks Bobbie!


Monday, December 12, 2011

November blocks from Jen

Today I received Jen's blocks for November. They are lovely and go so well with my other blocks.
Thank you so much Jen.

Merry 6 inch for December

Hi Ladies

I have just finished sending out the December partners.  Jolanda from Portugal is my double swap queen this month being paired with Janet from Canada and Billy from Victoria.  We also welcome new member Lynda from New Zealand swapping with us for the first time

With 24 members now in this group, we have three sitting the month out and sadly I have had to suspend two partners for failing to meet their swap obligations or communicate with their partner.
I cannot stress this enough.  If you are running late with your swap please let your partner know, If you have mislaid their email address then email me and I will let them know. 

On a brighter note:

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas with your loved ones.  Hold them dear to your hearts.  I look forward to catching up with all of your again mid January

On a brighter note:

Friday, December 2, 2011

Little Cedar trees from Anne

Received these amazing blocks from Ann of Albury, did a great job. Love the choice of fabrics she used and of course a great start of her Block Swap adventure! Thank you very much Anne, been a pleasure doing this swap with you.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Here are Chantell's blocks hope you like them quilt hugs sue will post them in the next few days Merry Chrismas to all !!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A BIG Welcome to Anne of Albury, New South Wales

My partner this month is Anne and I must say, she is quick!! Got my details over the weekend, and already has my blocks in the mail. Anne has requested for any star blocks in 'blues and whites'. Hope these are okay.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

October and November Swap

Here my blocks for Lynette and Jen, my partners for October and November.

I really enjoyed sewing them. Monday they will fly to you!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

My swaps are finally in the mail ...

I really do apologize for the lateness of Janet's blocks .. they should have gone out to her in September ... life gets in the way sometimes .. but .... They are finally on their way home ... here are the blocks I am sending ... 
Hope you like the fabrics I picked ... 

My swap partner for October was Cheryl M .. 
again I am sorry for being late with these blocks ..... 

And my November partner is Lorraine P who lives in New Zealand ... Here is what's coming your way ... 

And these are the lovely blocks I received from Janet ... thank you the colours are so rich and luscious .. I love them ...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

November blocks for Billy

Here's a picture of my November blocks for Billy. These went in yesterdays mail so I hope they arrive in good time.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blocks from Jen

I have to apologize for not posting these blocks earlier.  They've been sitting on my desk for over a week.  Jen from PA made these wonderful bright blocks.  I just love the fussy cut corners on these Birds In The Air blocks.  Thank you so very much, Jen!!!!

Linda G

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Autumn blocks for Anna

Anna in the Netherlands is my partner this month and she has requested any autumn toned blocks in a 9 patch style.  I had some lovely acorn fabric left over from my Henriette's quilt, so perfect for an autumn toned block.  I will pop them into the post this week, I do hope Anna likes them

Monday, November 14, 2011

November Swap with Coralie

Just finished Coralie's Blocks and she has requested for Bright Jewel Tones on a lighter background. Hopefully it will not be  too long before she gets them.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November partners sent out

Hi Ladies, I have just finished sending out the November swap partners, and this month we welcome 4 new members,

Cathy from South Australia -
Chantell from New South Wales
Maria from Nova Scotia  - Canada
Loraine from Putaruru - New Zealand

 -  A special mention to Cathy.
Cathy was the first member I had in quilting block swaps Australia, who joined me in the inaugural swap in April 2010 (it was just her and I)  and is still a member of that swap group. 

Welcome ladies to our swap group.  We have 22 members with 3 sitting out this month.  Thank you to Susan V who is my double swap queen this month with the uneven members swapping

Friday, November 4, 2011

October Swap

S. Miguel - Açores

Shabby Chic blocks winging their way to Jolanda in S. Miguel - Açores

Thursday, November 3, 2011

From Coralie in Canada

My lovely blocks arrived in the mail today all the way from Canada.  Thanks Coralie, they will fit in with my project perfectly.  I think I need to take another look at this quilt, as I have all the centre blocks and must be getting close to having enough border stars.  Almost time to put my thinking cap on for a new project.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

From Billy to Cheryl

Billy says, here are the September blocks I made for Cheryl Murray.    I hope Cheryl  likes the blue and mauve batiks

Monday, October 24, 2011

6 inch blocks from Robyn

 Robyn,many many thanks for the beautiful blocks!!! Anna.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gemstones for Coralie

This month Canadian Coralie is my block swap partner, and she requested either star of hope or or Free trade.  Both sweet little patterns so I made her one of each.

Coralie requested the blocks in jewel colours with a light background, so I am sending her some sapphires and emeralds in "star of hope" and my favourite, some amethyst in "free trade".  I hope I got these right as I was not 100% sure what jewel colours are (my guess is the colours of gem stones), please correct me if I am wrong.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hello Anna of the Nederlands

Sneak peak of the blocks  for Anna. They will sent off as soon as I hear from her. Maybe she is away on holiday!! Looking forward to hearing from her.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October blocks sent

I have just finished sending out the October swap partners, with 20 members swapping this month,
we don't have any newbies this month joining us, and have 2 members sitting out the swaps till after Christmas.

Remember to make 2 blocks per swap, *they don't have to be identical, and that you have a whole month to make and send these.  Email me if you have any questions or concerns, always happy to help

Quilted hugs, Sue

Friday, October 7, 2011

From Anna To Linda G

I received these wonderful blocks earlier in the week from Anna for our August swap.  I just love the design of both blocks and the colors are perfect.  Thank you, Anna!

Linda G

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

6 inch blocks in the mail

Here is a sneak peek of the blocks for Bobbie which left on the slow boat to Australia today.

I did send them airmail but I'm convinced that in Canada "airmail" actually means a slow boat.  Hope they arrive quickly for you Bobbie!


Friday, September 30, 2011

Shining stars

Here are my sweet little star blocks from Lynette.  They fit the bill to perfection thanks, x

September Swap

Linda G made these two blocks for me!! I love the colors!
Many Thanks Linda.Your blocks are in the post!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thank you, Leena!

Leena made these two amazing blocks for me!  I love the fabrics and the design of the blocks.  Leena also included the most delightful fat quarter of itsy, bitsy blue and red spots on white.  Thank you so very much for the beautiful blocks, Leena.  I enjoyed being your swap partner :)

Linda G

Cedar trees from Linda Gilli

Received these beautiful blocks from Linda and as usual, great choice of fabrics, great workmanship. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Hopefully she has received my blocks too.Thanks Linda.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sawtooth stars for Sue.

Had to scrounge to find a suitable blue would you believe!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Little baskets

Lynette is my partner this month and she is saving red baskets, set on point on a white background.

I loved making these, red and white is one of my favourite colour combos, I trimmed one of the baskets with a bit of lace, hope thats ok.

I think they are cute, I hope Lynette thinks so too.  Will be popped in the post tomorrow.

Australia and Penn. Bound

Lyndell (Australia) asked for blue/yellow or scrap blocks, so I combined them - scrappy blue and yellow blocks on their way.

Jen (Pa. - USA) asked for Batik Log Cabins. I don't have a lot of Batiks, so I hope these do the job.

Sewingly Yours,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sneak Peek for Leena

Here is a little sneak peek of the two blocks I made for Leena.

Linda G

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September swaps sent + look at my August blocks

Hi Ladies, I have just completed sending out the 6 inch swap partners for September, with 21 ladies participating this month I would like to thank Sharon from NY for being my double swap queen.

I have had two new member enquiries, but as yet not sure if they want to join the 6 or 12 inch group (maybe both), so there could be the opportunity for two more extra swaps.  Thank you to all that have volunteered to do this, I have 9 of you, and will share this around.  So even if we only have one spare swap per month it will be 9 months before you all have had a chance for a double swap. 

Here are the lovely blocks I have received from Jolanda from Portugal who was my August swap partner.  They will fit in perfectly with my planned quilt. Jolanda also sent me some lovely tea that was grown on the island where she lives, but I drank it before I took a photos (whoops), it was delicious. :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spare swappers put your hands up

In the 12 inch swap group, I have a good number of members willing to take on an extra swap per month if we have an odd number swapping, or if a newby joins up after the partners are allocated.

However in this group, I only have myself and the lovely Coralie with their hands up to take on an extra swap when needed.  So before I prepare the swaps for September (will be sent next weekend), It would be lovely if I can have a few more ladies willing to do an extra swap now and then.  I will share this around so it would not be every month.

Looking forward to hearing from you - email me

Quilted hugs, Sue