Thursday, 28 June 2012

Blocks to and from Erin and Billy

Billy has provided a photo of the block made for Erin

and here is the block from Erin

Thanks for providing photos Billy!

It is so good to see what our group members are making and swapping - keep the photos coming!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Welcome to Jeneta

Please join me in welcoming Jeneta from WA, Australia to our Christmas Quilting Block Swap group.

For group Members that have blogs and/or online photo galleries, links have been added to the sidebar – please take a moment to visit and spread some Christmas Swap Love ;-)

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


June Block from Bobbie to Leena

Updated Post

My partner for this month was Leena L ... 
Leena asked for any block .. with green .. red .. cream and or gold .. 
I managed to get all the colours into the block .. hope you like your block Leena .. 
Block is in the mail ;-)

Monday, 25 June 2012

Countdown - 6 months till Christmas

New Zealand Star

Lorraine from New Zealand was my June swap partner and her fabulous star arrived today.  Lorraines note tells me that this block was a little over her experience zone, well Lorraine, I think you have lifted the bar on your experience zone - its awesome, dont you agree.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Amish Diamond block - To and from Sandy

Sandy has let me know that the block I made has arrived ;-)

Sandy requested the Amish Diamond block in traditional Christmas colours with a cream background.

thanks for letting me know it has arrived 
and that you like it ;-)

EDITED:  Here is the block Sandy sent to me 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Thanks Cathy

Mr Postie came by and dropped off an envelope from Cathy

Thanks Cathy... another lovely star for my constellation.... and some lovely ribbon too for those Christmas gifties!!

Hugz from Fiona

Full June peek...

Now that I know Cathy T from Queensland
my June partner
 received her block...
I'd like to show you the whole thing :)

I as well received my "log-cabin" block from her
It's lovely red & green holiday mix!

Funny as I told her we are very warm & humid & she is having cool winter!
Odd how all that works from one end of the world to another!
Well....from the USA have a wonderful day in what ever part of the world you are in! :)

Monday, 18 June 2012

From Shirley to Julie

Its stunning! 
Thanks so much Shirley!!  I truly LOVE it!
Julie xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Christmas Star for Cathy ...

CathyC asked for a Star in traditional colours... I found out she likes gold in fabrics so I chose some fabrics with flecks of gold in it....

Starflower for CathyC

Hugz from Fiona

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

More Blocks Sent and Received

CathyT has provided some photos of blocks sent and received
Thanks so much Jen for the lovely block and the generous sharing of your pattern for this beautiful star. Looks like a challenging block and I'm keen to give it a go myself! Kind regards Cathy T, Gold Coast, Australia

Here's a block that I have made for Lori all the way over in USA.... Hope you like it, and look forward to getting your block! Kind regards Cathy T, Gold Coast, Australia

Monday, 11 June 2012

Christmas Tree for Chris

Here is the block I have sent to Chris, for Christmas Block Swap for May

Chris has advised she will be a little late sending her blocks due to some family issues - no hurries Chris, attend to your family first and thank you so much for taking the time to keep us updated on your progress ;-)

Friday, 8 June 2012

A wee-lil peek...

For Cathy T. from Queensland...
Her June block in on the plane & traveling a long way to get to her lovely place
where they have had Kangaroo's in the back yard!
She was sweet to e-mail me a picture of this for my children! Wow
Can you imagine sitting at your table looking up & seeing a pretty Kangaroo in your yard?  :)

Cathy was so fun (no preference)  she is getting a surprise block
 and we are looking forward to her seeing her block! I go as it's Strawberry picking days where were from in the USA :)
So....jam, toppings, fresh eating and cakes, sundaes.... oh my the list does not end...
how about you  ladies from afar
any thing you do special with Strawberries as traditional treat?


Farewell to Lynda

Please join me saying goodbye to Lynda, of NZ

Lynda has decided to bow out of the group due to ill health.

Wishing you a speedy recovery Lynda, hopefully we will see you back swapping in no time ;-)

April blocks - Dawn & Rosemary


Rosemary has provided photos for the April Swap.

Log Cabin made for Dawn

Block received from Dawn (Jacobs Ladder?)
Thanks for providing photos for the blog Rosemary.

Don't forget, if you don't want to blog about your blocks yourself, you can always send a photo to the 
Swap Co-Ordinator 
and all the Bloggy Stuff will be taken care of for you ;-)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

June Block from Julie for Shirley

Julie has provide a photo of her block for Shirley for June

Thanks Julie!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Blocks from Billy

Here are some blocks made by Billy for April and May

For Ann

For Sharon

Thanks Billy

Pat's May block...

I know that it has arrived in Oregon so I will post a picture of the block that I sent to Pat.
This is the second time I have used this "tree" pattern
I really have enjoyed doing these tree's!
I am thinking
(reason for the grid)
If I was to play around with the size squares
it could be put together similar....
just no need for the boarder?
Any one used this site?
Let me know...
glad that she liked it and look forward to seeing her
"Forrest" some day on the blog!

My Block...

This is the "Log-Cabin" that Pat made me
Reds on one side & Greens on the other
It's got a lovely Poinsettia in the center.
Thanks Pat!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Off to New Zealand

Lorraine was my partner in QBSA for May and she is my Christmas partner for June, how coincidental is that !!  Lorraine requested a churn dash in traditional Christmas colours.  I hope she likes what I have made for her, the cream fabric has soft little gold Christmas trees on it, which don't really show up in the picture.  It will be posted on Monday