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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Off to W.A.

These little fellows needed a little help to make it to WA so I sent them with the help of Australia Post. Hope they make it safe and sound!

Block 1

Block 2
 Hope you like 'em, Susan!

March block from Dawn UK

This beautiful  6 inch autumn coloring block was in the mail today.Dawn thank you for this beautiful block and the embroidery thread!!!!!

March Blocks from Medora

Yesterday i got the parcel from Medora in Canada, my block swap partner for March. I was delighted with the blocks she sent me. I got four beautiful blocks. Thank you Medora and I hope to swap more with you!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

6 in block

here is a little preview of my 6in blocks of to be posted tomorrow to be posted to cheryll hope she likes them !!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Message from Medora

Sue; I have recieved a very beautiful set of 6 inch blocks from my partner Jolanda in Acores.  I was delighted to see them arrive yesterday and I enjoyed the cup of Tea made with the Tea she enclosed from her country.  It has been a delight to be in touch with someone from Acores, and in this short time of emails I have learned so much about that part of our wonderful world. This is a great way to meet peole from all over and we found that we do share an interest we both own Bed 'n' Breakfast.  We also have raised three sons, no daughters though.  LOL  She enjoys pretty much the same hobbies as I have.  Our ages differ as I am twenty years older then she is.  It has been avery pleasant experience.  Hugs and thanks for introducing us.  All the Best ....Crafty hugs to you ....Medora

Message from Leena

Hi Sue,
How are you? I can see you are very, very busy as ever! Great way to start the 6" Blocks with Lynette doing such a fantastic job.My block is The Little Cedar Tree Block and I have requested for combination of red/black/white (only 2 colours in one block). Could not have asked for anything better, great fabric and workmanship!! Thanks Lynette.
Thank you Sue for always being so helpful with the blogging and keep up the good job. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stars from Vanessa

Today I received two very pretty star blocks from Vanessa with a lovely butterfly card.  Thank you Vanessa, the blocks are perfect,

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Here are my first 2 6 in blocks from Leena. Aren't they cute

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blocks for sue

Hello all,
Here are the blocks I made for sue this month. She asked for sawtooth star on whit background either red or blue so I did both!
Hope you like them. They are in the post this week

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

From Coralie to Cheryl

Coralie has made these lovely to block for Cheryl in batik prints.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Medora's blocks for Jolanda

Medora (from Canada) made these very pretty blocks for Jolanda (Portugal), we do cover every corner of the globe.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Sneak Peek for Cheryl

Here is a sneak peek for Chery M.  She asked for the block Liberate! to be made in mauve and blue batiks.  This will be in the mail to Cheryl on Wednesday.

Linda G (Stray Stitches)


Today I made my first two blocks for this group. Medora wanted stars, so I made a friendship star and a ohio star. I hope she likes them.

Hugs. Jolanda

Sneak Peek for Sue B - March Block

Here is my very first block.
A sawtooth star - white on white tone with red or blue for Sue B.

Vanessa's Friendship stars

My second swap partner for March in this group is Vanessa who requested friendship stars.

Vanessa asked for the centre of the star to be in cream so she can embroider the makers name on it, and the points of the star to be in any colour. 

I decided on one lovely rich chocolate colour way and a pretty purple colourway.  I hope Vanessa likes my choices.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Block is done

Well  have just finished my first 6" block and packed it up ready to send off, it was a nice challange.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sally's stars

Sally is one of my swap partners for March and she requested bright stars on a black background.  It was a great opportunity for me to use some of the beautiful batik fabric I have in my stash. 

I hope you like your stars Sally, they will be in the post to you this week.

Welcome a a new member

All of the March partners were sent out this morning, and isn't it funny how things happen, but Cheryl M offered to do more than one swap if I had an odd number of swappers, ( but I had already had that issue worked out), and then within minutes of her email offering this I received an email from Coralie in Canada to join the group.

The timing could have not been more perfect. So welcome to Coralie, who as our first new member to join in any of the groups since the anniversary celebrations were announced is in the running to receive a charm pack.

Have fun making your blocks ladies.

Friday, March 11, 2011

And they're off...

Long weekend in South Australia this weekend to celebrate the Adelaide cup horse race which is not as big and as famous as the Melbourne cup.

And since its almost the middle of March and like me I think everyone is super keen to get cracking on these little blocks so I will finalise the partners and do the email run this weekend

So as well as the horses off and running, so will we be to our sewing rooms to get started.  Giddy up

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


My first ever post was on April 6th 2010

So its a little less than one month to go before I celebrate one year of Quilting Block Swaps Australia and our sister groups 

Quilting Block Swaps Australia


To join me in the celebrations simply follow these easy steps.
1. Leave a comment on this post on the standard group by clicking on the link above 
2. Pop an ad on your blog to Celebrate our first year.
3. Your ad is to invite new members to join one or all of our fabulous groups

I will be looking at these ads over the coming weeks and will make a personal decision on the cutest, funniest or most unique ad - so get your creative juices flowing, I know you all have them.

The winner will receive 6 co ordinated Fat Quarters.
Second place will  receive 3 Fat Quarters
and Third place will receive 1 Fat Quarter


any NEW  members
that join up between now and April 6th will go in the drawn to win a charm square pack
So what have you got to lose?

This celebration give away will close on April 3rd and the winner will be announced on our 1 year anniversary- April 6th 2011


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Looking Forward to this swap


I'm looking forward to these smaller blocks. Have been working on Dear Jane blocks so the 12" have felt enormous. 6" will be nice size.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Hello from a new member from the UK :)
Just heard i have been invited to join you all and looking forward to getting going on the swaps.
Im a novice but i do have a good teacher i go to once a week and i like a challange just dont ask for a compass block yet LOL.