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

Friday, January 27, 2012

Blocks for Billy

Billy says Hi Sue

I received your pretty blocks today
They are gorgeous and will be wonderful in my planned quilt
Thank you also for the extra fabrics .  They will come in very handy.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January Blocks from Kerry of Rowville, Victoria

Just received these amazing blocks from Kerry. I really love her choice of fabrics and the great workmanship. She also made me a bookmark with my name embroidered on it. How sweet!!! Love, love it and thank you. She also 'written' her name on one of the seams and I thought, that was a smart thing to do as I will know straight away that those blocks were from her. A brilliant idea Kerry! I enjoyed having her as my January partner.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sharon's blocks ...

Are on their way home ... I popped them in the mail this afternoon ... here is a piccie of them ... 
I do think they will go nicely with the other blocks Sharon has ... shown here .. and what a lovely collection she is gathering too ... 

and here are the gorgeous little blocks I received from Coralie ... 

and I was given an extra block as well ... 
and it has a beautifully done turned applique bird on it .. 
how special .. thank you Coralie I love them all 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

December Blocks for Coralie ...

Here are the Star of Hope blocks that I made for Coralie ... they will be in the mail tomorrow .. 
I do hope you like the fabric and colors I chose for them ... 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

From Kerry to Leena

 I have finished Leena's blocks.
They will be in the post on Saturday and I hope that she likes them. They were fun to make. cheers Kerry

Spools, Spools, Spools

I loved the way Lynette showed all her basket blocks, so I laid out my lovely collection of spool blocks. Some are from swap mates and some I made. Another year of swapping and add-ins should make for a very special quilt. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who have given me some beautiful blocks and to the future swappers to come.

Sewingly Yours,

Little sailboats

Now I have finished the Bold stars I had to think about what my next project to be.  I didnt have to think for long as with 6 grandchildren (4 of them boys) I decided on this sweet little sail boat.

Billy was my partner for January and got them to me in no time at all.  I absolutely love them, and if you look close enough you can see the little anchor charm that she included for me to stitch onto the quilt.  Billy was also kind enough to also send me some extra fabric in case I want to use it in the borders - such a great idea.  I love how she has folded the fabric into little fat triangles.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My lovely red baskets

Hi everyone.

Thank you to all who have been making red baskets for me.

Thought I would post a picture of them all so far. Aren't they cute!

dec and jan blocks

Dec blocks for Anna in the Netherlands
Jan blocks for Lorraine in Zealand (sorry leaf upside down)

Monday, January 16, 2012

From Coralie in Canada

Thank you Sue for organizing the swap. Bobbie's blocks were mailed Jan 
13. They were a little late getting made due to the season's guests and 
other things going on.
Bobbie is my December swap partner and we have been in touch via 
e-mail. I hope you like your blocks Bobbie. Coralie in Canada

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blocks for Kerry of Rowville, Victoria

A warm welcome to Kerry to the 6inch Block Swap Group. Kerry has requested for any blocks in Burgundy, Pink, and Cream. Hopefully these blocks are to her liking!!
The blocks are on the way as we 'speak'. Thanks for being my partner.

Cathy's Blocks - December 2011

I received these two lovely 6" blocks from Ann, my December partner

My 6" blocks are made, I just have to get to the post office ;-)
here is a tease for Ann ;-)

Friday, January 13, 2012

January swap time

Hi Ladies

I have just emailed the January swap partners off. Rememer to touch base with your partner before making a block to avoid dissapointment

We have 22 members in the group this month, welcome to our newest member Kerry.

Below is a picture of a recent finish that I have donated to Aussie Heros (quilts being sent to our soldiers serving in Afghanistan).  The large stars are from swap blocks received in the 12 inch group and the small border stars are from this group.  So thank you to all of the ladies that have made me stars that have gone into this quilt.  see if you can spot your star !!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Blocks From Maria N

Over the holidays I received these two darling blocks from Maria N.  Aren't they adorable!?!  They will work up so well into a child's quilt.  Thank you so very much, Maria!!

Linda G