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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Carolyn's blocks

Here are my blocks for the 6" swap. Carolyn wanted any two 6" blocks done with 1930s fabrics. I'm not really sure if these are the right fabrics. I think they are. I do like these fabrics and blocks. I used these fabrics to make a baby cot quilt. It was really sweet. A traditional Rail Fence and Spool block.
These are a very sweet pink so I hope that Carolyn likes them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Catch up on blocks

Here is a catch up of what I received and sent over the last few months. I think I have fallen a little behind in the posting.

Here goes and I hope I have got them all right.

What I sent Shannon. Shannon wanted Kaffe Fasset. She did say she liked them and it was out of my comfort zone. But... Here they are.

Then I have just received these from her. Also, with a cute little quick unpick. It is a seam-fix brand and it has a rubber end. She says that after you cut the thread you rub them away with the end..
I'll give it a try....
She also sent me 2 charms squares to match... Very nice.

Then for this months swap I am putting these blocks in the mail for Rose...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Blocks from Lee

My blocks I just received.
These are the lovely 
The pattern is for 12" but I am having them done in 6".

Monday, July 14, 2014

blog is winding down

Hi ladies, the time has come for me to end the QBSA blogs, which is where it all began. 

Since the introduction of the face book group I find many more members ( including myself) tend to chat and share photos on this form of social media than the blogs and it seems to have a far wider reach. 

I myself find it hard to keep up with three group blogs, my own blog, the facebook page, my own face book page and the face book group, so have decided to wind down all three of the blogs.

So what does this mean for you?

If you are already an author on the blogs you are welcome to still post pictures and comments on there, but i will be encouraging all members to use the facebook page instead. 
No new invites to post on any of the blogs will be issued to existing or new members so over time activity will die down. 

if you dont have a link to the face book group PM me or email me and i will send you one as it is a closed group ( but not a secret group). All active swapping members of QBSA will receive the link and details of the changes in their next swap allocation email. 
Quilted hugs

Thursday, July 10, 2014

July blocks

I received my 6 inch blocks from Kerry in Australia today and was surprised with the extra blocks and stuff. What a true blessing after I was so disappointed by my other partner not making my blocks.  Thank you Kerry. I love tgem...all.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Civil War blocks for Lee

I have caught up on my 6" blocks. Here are the ones I made for Lee.
She wanted any blocks done in Civil War fabrics.i hope she is happy with the fabrics I have chosen. I am not up with Civil War but I did get the patterns from the Elm Creek Quilt book.
Granny's Favourite & Resolution Square.
From "The Loyal Union Sampler" book

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May Blocks From Carolyn

My lovely blocks for May have been received from Carolyn

Sunday, May 25, 2014

What I sent Kerry & what I received from Kerry & Brenda

This is what I received from Kerry, my May partner.
Not 2 but 4 blocks.....
She also sent me a 12" block. We were partners in November and I had commented on this great block. She thought she would send me an extra block

How lucky am I

This I what I have sent her.
Kerry wanted scrappy so she got it

These were the blocks I got from Brenda

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My March & April Blocks

I was lucky enough to get not 2 but 6 blocks from my April partner Delphine.
Thank you very much

From Janine for March I received these lovely blocks

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


We received the email yesterday with our new partners for this swap.
My partner this month is Brenda in OHIO.
I sewed her blocks today.
They will be in the mail tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A few blocks sent

Here is a catch up of what I have made and posted.
Calico Spools in Pink & Cream for Maureen in March

Red & White in any block for Kate in February 

Monica want any star & any colour in February 


Monday, March 3, 2014

Collecting my mail after being on holidays

What a treat to collect so much good mail.
I have been away on a needlework tour cruising around New Zealand for 2 weeks. It was a great surprise to receive the following block from my 2 swap partners for February.
They both have chosen lovely colours & fabrics.
So here they are all the way from ITALY was Monica's.
They are actually a burnt orange colour.

Then I have the blocks from Kate whose colours look like a beautiful sunset. 
Or maybe the colours of the local fires we both have been very near to.

Friday, February 28, 2014

For Shannon

Shannon was my February partner. She asked for double pin wheels.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Feb sawp

Today after dancing (line dancing and a pleasure of mine) I came home to a squishy parcel that had 7 blocks AND a  fat quarter as my Feb swap from Linda B. Thank you so much for everything. The blocks are beautiful and will be well used as will the FQ. Thanks for swapping with me this month.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Latest Blocks

Here is my latest block update

Sent to Mary for the February swap

Received from Mary

And for the January swap received from Margaret

Monday, February 17, 2014

For Carole ...................

My February swap partner is Carole who asked for any block in any colour. These are the blocks on their way to England -

Hoping you are pleased Carole.
Happy stitching, Jan

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Catching up ...............

November - My friendship stars to Joanne,

and Summer Sherbet blocks from Joanne

December - My Autumn Leaves to Liz,
and Black and White plus one coloured patch blocks from Liz.

January - my interlocking squares for Sharon,
and Black and White with one solid patch from Sharon.
Thank you so much to all these partners. I have thanked everyone but been a bit slow publishing pictures.
Happy stitching,

Saturday, January 25, 2014

January double swap with Liz & Andrea

I enjoy doing these swaps as I get to try different blocks I haven't yet tried.
Here are the blocks for Andrea. She wanted LeMoyne Star in Civil War prints.
I don't use these fabrics so I had bought a pack for an earlier swap and had put them aside.
Then I had Liz.
Since joining this swap we have found that we are both members of a local quilt group that meets monthly. Ha ha, small world.
Liz wanted any blocks suitable for babies. When she receives these she makes up blankets of love and sends them off to hospitals. They are passed on as a treasured memory of a loved one.
This is such a special thing to do so I added a few extra, which she has used them all.

Well done Liz. So happy you liked them 
These are the maple leaf blocks Liz sent me. She got busy and made 4.

Friday, January 17, 2014

December blocks for Liz, January blocks for Sharon ............

Liz asked for leaf blocks in Autumn colours - I made the Maple Leaf, a Strappy Leaf block, and an Autumn Leaf against the sky.

Happy stitching Liz, Jan

Sharon asked for jewel colours - I hope I have made good choices that will make her smile when she opens her envelope.


Happy stitching Sharon, Jan

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sue's blocks

I think Sue May have received her blocks by now.
This is what I did.
Enjoy them.