Saturday, 8 November 2014

Slow postal services :(

I posted my Christmas Block to Hope on 20th October, and it has just arrived 7th November - that's 15 working days from Australia to USA - NOT HAPPY JAN!

Pinwheel Block
Hope has indicated that she likes it,
and that her October block to me has been posted yesterday - I hope
it doesn't take another three weeks to get to me :(

cheers, CathyC

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

That elusive 1/4 inch seam allowance

Over the past year or so, several members have commented that a block being the wrong size is the most frustrating and disappointing aspect of swapping blocks - especially if there are instructions/links provided for their block choice.

So I thought it was rather good timing, that I came across an interesting article on Craftsy just recently, and thought I would post a link to it here - 3 Ways to master the perfect 1/4 inch seam

hopefully, it may help with those of you struggling with sizes


Sunday, 19 October 2014

BLOCKS SENT & RECEIVED - August to September

CarolynH to CarolynM - August

Kerri to Raelene - August

LynK to Erin - August

Sal to KellyN - August

Vickie to JenD - August

WendyW to MichellK - August

CarolynH to Traci - September

Sal to Erin - September

Vickie to CarolynM - September

Welcome to AlisonG & HelenW

Please join me in welcoming AlisonG & HelenW, both from Australia, to our Christmas Quilting Block Swap group. They have both joined in time for the November swap.

We are now back at capacity, and a short waiting time will apply to any new swappers.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Halloween Block Swap Anyone - sign ups CLOSED

SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED - we have 12 swappers taking part :)
Diane, Dawnelle, Bellezza, Jen, Kerri, Anna, Carolyn, Lorilynn, Sue, Maria, Linda, Wendy

Anyone interested in a Special One-off Halloween Block Swap - you will have 1 month to complete a 12" Halloween themed block.

I would do my best to assign partners within the same country if possible, but if you are open to an international partner, please let me know.

I will post information on the Blog and Facebook Group - for the moment, this swap will only be open to members of QBSA (Quilt Block Swap Australia) & CQBSA (Christmas Quilt Block Swap Australia) or bloggers/swappers known to me.

Sign-ups are now open - via email to  - close Friday, 26th September 2014.

Information required will be:
Full Name, Postal Address, email address, Blog/Online details

Partners will be allocated by 30th September 2014 and blocks are to be received by 31st October 2014.

Monday, 1 September 2014

September partners ..............

have been allocated - check your emails

don't forget we have the special Halloween Block Swap open for signups - see my post HERE for details

Thursday, 31 July 2014

July blocks - sent and received - updated

 This post will be updated as and when I receive more photos - last updated 19th October 2014

CarolyM to Traci

Charmaine to Jean

Delphine to Jan

LynK to Dawnelle

Sal from Donna

Sal to Donna
CarolynH to Raelene

Wendy from LoriB

Wendy to LoriB

Friday, 27 June 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Photos to share

here are some lovely photos that have been sent in from our swappers - updated 24th June

June - CarolynH to Dawnelle

all blocks CarolynH has received so far :)

June - Delphine to Raelene
June - Charmaine to MichellK
June - Corrie to WendyBobW

June - LynK to KellyN

Monday, 23 June 2014

No Vacancy ................


The Christmas Quilting Block Swap group is full, but there is always the option of going on a waiting list.  You may only be waiting for 1 or 2 months before you are able to join in with our swaps.

For information on how to participate, please have a read of our Rules, then send your details as requested on the 'How to Join' page.

For Bloggers: Links to our Active Members' online info have been added to the sidebar – please take a moment to go visit them and spread some Christmas Swap Love ;-)
For those that prefer Facebook:  visit and ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Christmas Quilting Block Swap Co-Ordinator