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

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December baskets

Mary in Canada requested any colour basket on a neutral background.   I love blue so I made her two blue baskets, they will be posted this week.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nov Block Swaps done

Just received my blocks from Maria of Nova Scotia and I love them. Thanks Maria.

Maria has requested for Bow Tie in 'happy colors' on a white background.

Monday, December 3, 2012

November Swap!

QBSA 6" Swap for November

These cute litte 6" blocks are for my November partner in the "Quilting block swaps Australia" Swap...she asked for "hot" colors..I hope this fits the bill!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

More little boats

These little cuties arrived in my letter box today from Lorraine in New Zealand.  I really should get this quilt out again and have a play with them, its got to be getting close to be able to put them all togeher.

my first Christmas card of the season came with these little boats

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

6" stars for Jolanda

Jolanda in Azcore asked for any star in certain colors. Hope she likes these.

Monday, November 19, 2012

November blocks from Mary

I received these two cute Buttercup blocks today from Mary in Canada...they are perfect!  Thank you Mary!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The top blocks are the ones I am sending to Medora from Canada and the bottom blocks are the ones I received from Medora. I must admit I am late in posting them as I have hurt my back again and my mobility is not as good as it could be .Hopefully I will be able to call into the post office tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More sailbots in the regatta

These two cuties sailed into my letter box yesterday from Anna, they are perfect, thank you Anna

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

From Robyn in Australia

Robyn did an awesome job on these 6 inch blocks.  The varigated colors flow very nicely and I was excited to get them. Thanks Robyn.

QBSA 6" Swap Blocks

Got home from work last night to dive in and get some swap blocks done.  These were a real challenge, for some reason I really struggled with this paper pieced pattern...ahhh well, they are done and off to Mary in Canada..hope she likes them!

Monday, October 29, 2012

I have an ANGEL to THANK!

Thank you JEN (my angel) for these wonderful 6 inch blocks.
I was completely shocked when they arrived. The colors are beautiful. I will add them to my collection for the quilt that will be put together in the months down the road. Thank you Thank you.
God Bless You Jen.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My blocks from Kerry!

Here are the beautiful blocks I received from Kerry...they are perfect, thank you Kerry!!  I also love that cute little notepad!

Thanks! Julianne

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Blocks heading to Robyn in NSW for October

Robyn asked for scrappy blocks with blue's. Well I got carried away and made one true scrappy then done 2 blocks in shades of blues. I sure hope they get to her safely. :-)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Blue stars

Anne is my partner for October and she requested any blue and white stars, when I was cutting these out I had one of the white fabrics doubled so I used it up and made Anne three stars all in different blues.  This star is called free trade and I love it - I hope Anne does too.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My first 6" blocks from Leena in Australia

I was so super excited today to get my first 6" blocks in the mail.  Leena sent me two beautiful purple blocks along with extra fabric.
Beautifully done Leena! Thank you Thank you!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blocks for Leena in Australia

Leena requested reds, whites and blacks for her 6 inch blocks.  This RJR fabric was just the right choice for these cute little blocks.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Blocks for Kerry

Here are my September blocks for Kerry in Australia...we were partners before in the 12.5" swap, so it was nice to swap with her again..I sure hope you like these blocks and that they fit into your quilt Kerry!

Hugs!  Julianne

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mixed blocks to New Zealand

My partner this month is Lorraine in New Zealand and her request is any block in any colour.  I decided to make the cute Cedar tree block as it show cases two colours evenly.

I then rummaged through my fabrics to find some fresh  spring coloured prints to make them with and here is what I came up with.  I have also made Lorraine one of my selvidge book marks to pop in the parcel

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Itty Bitty blocks for Megan

Boy oh boy, these are a couple of REALLY cute blocks, but they got some tiny little pieces...wooooooo weeeeee....I sure hope you like them Megan, they are in the mail to you this week.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September partners allocated

Hi Ladies

We have 22 members in the group, with 21 swapping this month.  A big thanks to Jen for doing a double swap this month with the odd number of ladies joining in the fun for September.

Remember to please let your partner know when your blocks have arrived, its common courtesy.

September marks the start of Spring in Australia,

Happy sewing everyone, Sue

Friday, September 14, 2012

My First 6" Blocks I made for Anna

These fall colors were a great treat to do for Anna.  Our trees here in North Carolina USA are just starting to change and the tempatures are starting to fall.  I am excited since I spend more time in my sewing room when the tempatures start getting cooler.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sail boats

Here are my two sail boats for Sue. These were my first real attempt at paper piecing so quite a challenge for me but I think they turned out fairly well.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Canadian Stars

Maria from Canada is my August partner, and although I have not heard from her, I still got myself busy and made her blocks.

Maria requested Star blocks in white or off white, blues and yellow. 
I certainly hope that these two fit the bill.  The yellow fabric (border of star on left)  is some of the oldest in my stash and featured in the first queen bed quilt that I ever made.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tropical sail boats

I had a huge pile of mail when I arrived home on Friday and one of them was this lovely squishy parcel from Chantell.  This was Chantells first attempt at paper piecing and she did an amazing job.

I love the tropical feel to the boats with the fabric that she used.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August swap partners

I have just completed the mail out of partners for August and welcome Traci and Maxine doing their first swap with us this month, and thank Janet for being my double swap queen.

Its interesting for me to note that we have 23 members in this little sister group to QBSA, and of those 23 members only 10 of them are Australian.  We have 5 USA members,  5 Canadians and 1 each from The Netherlands, Portugal, and New Zealand meaning that it is almost as likely that your partner could be from the same country as you as it is that they will be from Australia.

Monday, July 30, 2012

My lovely Cedar Trees from Julie

I guess both us must have somehow receive our blocks around the same time!! Thanks Julie for my beautiful blocks, great job.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

My gorgeous blocks from Leena

Here are my pretty blocks from Leena...and a cute little fat quarter...Thank You Leena!  They are gorgeous!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My last 6 inch block

Here are the lovely blocks I received from Janet for the July swap.

I have decided to leave the group as I wasn't have as much fun making the smaller blocks  ;-(

I would like to thank all my previous partners for sending such lovely blocks and a special thank you to SueB for being such a great Swap Co-Ordinator.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bobbie's blocks for Mary C ..

Here are the baskets I have made for my partner Mary C in Ontario ... 

I do hope you like them Mary .. they certainly were fun to make and will go out in the next mail ... 

thanks for being a great partner Mary .. and hopefully we can swap again soon ... 

Monday, July 23, 2012

6 inch block swap

Here are the gorgeous blocks I have recieved from Jen Dickson. Thanks for being my partner Jen....I wonder if you recieved the ones I sent you? 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Blocks for Anna

Heres the blocks I made for Anna, I like them!

Blocks sent to Leena

Heres the blocks for Leena this month, I sure hope you like them Leena!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Billys blocks for Megan

Billy made these lovely tic tac toe blocks for Megan and wanted to share them with us

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chantells blocks for July

This month Chantell is my partner and she requested Forest paths with the centre in pink and yellow with a grey border.  I don't have a lot of grey but love this grey bird house print.  I hope it suits the quilt that Chantell is planning for her daughter with these blocks

'Birds in the Air' for Dawn of KY, USA

Just received Dawn's blocks, love her fabric choices and stunning workmanship. Thanks Dawn
Dawn has requested 'bright and black' batiks. Been a pleasure swapping with you Dawn.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July partners allocated

Hi ladies

I have just finished allocating partners, 22 members with 20 swaps being held this month welcome to Geri and Sandra doing there first swap with us this month.

Monday, July 2, 2012

June Blocks For and From Margaret of Medowie

Just received these gorgeous blocks from Margaret, love her choice of fabrics and her workmanship. Thanks Margaret for doing such a great job.
As for her Blocks, she has requested for 8 Pointed Star in blue on a cream background. Here's what I sent her. I must admit that I was being too ambitious, as the blocks were only 6 inches! It was a challenge getting the seams to meet up in the centre!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blocks for SueB ..

Here are Sue's sailboat blocks .. I must admit I did have a little problem with the pattern and sizing .. but it seems to have all worked out in the end ... these will be going out in tomorrows mail ... 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

My blocks made and a WIP

After I sent out the June partners last night I headed into my cave to get my blocks underway.

My partner is Bobbie who requested any block in cream and green.  Now I was not sure if Bobbie wanted dark green or light green so I made both.

 And as it turns out the pattern gave instructions for 4 blocks, so Bobbie gets two of each. The block pattern that I used is Birds in the air.

And today I decided to work on my sailing regatta for awhile.  I had already popped the spotty strips to each side of the blocks and today I joined them with the navy sail boat print fabric.

I still have 2 boats and one star, not enough to complete another row. So this can go back in the WIP for a little while as I collect a few more of these little cuties.  I always get inspired when I see quilts in progress, so I hoped this has helped others like me with ideas.  I will probably make it a bit wider too, with perhaps one or two more on the end, lets see - after all it is a WIP.

June swaps sent

Hi lovely ladies,

I have just finished sending out the partners for the June swaps, we have 21 members in this group and welcome two newbies

Margaret from New South Wales and Dawn from Kentucky USA, we also farewell Linda from California.

Make sure you pay a visit to the main group blog and enter this months give away, you could win a custom bundle courtesy of fabric worm.

Happy sewing everyone,

Off to the sewing room I go to plan my blocks for this month

Quilted hugs, Sue

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Megans April blocks

Megan was my swap partner for April but was running a little behind with her block swaps, but did keep me in the loop regarding this.

I have to say it is well worth the wait as the stars are fabulous, they will be a great addition to my sailing boat quilt as I plan to pop a few star blocks in here and there.   Megan also sent me the most adorable little angel softie.  She will be so pretty on my Christmas tree this year.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jolandas blocks sent far and wide

Jolanda from Portugal has asked me to show off her blocks that she has made and sent.

Firstly these were sent to Chantell in Australia who was her February partner

These were sent to Canada to Maria Nelson for the March swap

These were sent to Lorraine in New Zealand for the April swap

Monday, June 4, 2012

May's 6 inch blocks for Jen in PA...

Here are the blocks for Jenn for this swap in May.  These blocks are very nice and small and I do think I will be making more for myself for a table topper.  I have enjoyed sewing these by the paper piecing method.  Thanks for being my partner Jenn.