Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Lori's log cabin

Lori made me this beautiful log cabin block. It is perfectly made and I adore the fabric! And look at the extra surprises she sent. Thank you Lori!

November partners ...........

have been allocated

check your emails ;-)

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Christmas Block Swap Birthday Celebrations

a big OOOOPS from me - apologies to everyone - I sent the group email from my personal email account - I think I need a birthday drink!

EDITED:  time added to Draw Date - evening of 31st October (Aussie time)

The Christmas Block Swap Group has reached 100 followers and will celebrate its 2nd Birthday during the month of October and YOU are going to get the presents!

Some of you may have noticed a few pictures of some very pretty Christmas Blocks appearing on the blog.  These blocks have been very generously donated to the Group by a fellow quilter who wishes to remain anonymous and will be given away as a prize.

Actually, we will be having two prizes ;-)

A Birthday prize will be your choice of 9 blocks, from the 16 blocks that are featured on the Pretty Christmas Blocks page  HERE

Entry is open to ALL Christmas Block Swap Members – past and present.  However, entry is not open to past members who have been Removed or Suspended for failure to swap and/or communicate.

What do you have to do to win these gorgeous blocks? 
Well, fairly simple really – leave a comment on THIS post and let me know the favourite swap item you have received during your time in this group.  It can be a block, or one of the completed items swapped in any of our Special Swaps. 

Now, I would really love to see a photo of this item if possible, so feel free to blog about it and link it in your comment, OR send me a photo via e-mail.  Providing a photo is not compulsory, and does not impact on your chances of winning, but in order to win, you MUST be an active or past member of the group, leave a comment on this post and be contactable via email.

A Followers prize
will be your choice of 2 blocks, from the 5 blocks featured on the Block Pool page, generously donated to the group by Marwin Smith.

What do you have to do to win these gorgeous blocks? 
Well, fairly simple really – be a follower ;-)  leave a comment on the Block Pool page indicating that you are a follower and nominate which blocks you would like.  In order to win, you MUST be a follower and be contactable via email.

The winners will be chosen by Random Org on the evening of Wednesday, 31st October (Aussie time) and will be notified via e-mail.  If no reply is received to the notification email within 48 hours, the winner will be redrawn and a new e-mail sent.

So that’s it for me for now  ......................... It’s our birthday and you get the pressies ;-)


Birthday Celebrations - Members' Swap Faves

Here are some photos of the various members' swap faves

This is the block sent to me from Sue Belleli - I love the whimsical Christmas print.
It's so cute I'm going to make a pot holder out of it so that it can stand out on its own.
Kind regards, Cathy Trotter

Here is a photo of my favourite item - my mug rug from Fiona!
Jeneta x

Monday, 29 October 2012

Ohio Star For Lorraine

This month has been my first month in Christmas Quilting Block Swaps Australia and my partner was Lorraine from here in New Zealand. She asked for Ohio Star in traditional Christmas colours.

Friday, 26 October 2012

are we ready for November?

I will be away from the blog for a few days having a weekend in Victor Harbor with some girlfriends ;-)

New partners will be allocated 29th/30th November.


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Tease photos for Cynthia and Jean

Well, October has certainly disappeared in the blink of an eye - where did it go?

So I don't spoil the surprise for my last two Christmas Block Swap partners, Jean & Cynthia, here is just a tease ;-)

Both of these blocks are finally in the mail, with my apologies for being so very late ;-)

This last week has been a blur, as I prepare for a weekend away with the girls in a School Reunion of sorts - in the lovely picturesque town of Victor Harbor, South Australia.

I am hoping to visit The Quilt Basket ;-)

Photos will be posted on my return ;-)
Any blog issues will also be attended to on my return ;-)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Blocks for CathyT & CathyD

Here are some blocks to and from the two Cathy's

From CathyD to CathyT

From CathyT to CathyD

Thanks for providing photos ladies ;-)

Sunday, 21 October 2012

My First Christmas Blocks for Kathy USA

My first Christmas Block swap partner was Kathy in the USA.  So these blocks didn't have far to travel.  I was not happy with the first block so I made a second block so Kathy is in for a surprise. Can we say "CHRISTMAS SURPRISE"... lol

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Christmas Trees For Me and You

Block Above from Anna

My partner for this month, Anna has requested for a Christmas Tree Block (pix above). I liked it so much that she has decided to make me one too. Anna is very passionate about her work with the embellishments and fabric choices. Thanks Anna for doing such a great job and shall be looking forward to being paired up again.

Red & White for MicheleK

One of my partners for October was the lovely MicheleK who didn't have any particular preferences, but in discussion, it was determined that any block in Red and White would be good ;-)

This is what I sent.
MicheleK has let me know it has arrived safely and I quote
"I received your block and I love it. Churn dash is my all time favourite block :)"

I'm Doin' a Happy Dance ;-)
CathyC, xxx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Sandy's star

Sandy and I are partners this month and her lovely cheerful star arrived today

OOH! Look...

... at these 2 fun blocks that flew in from Australia today..

They are such fun blocks... LOVE the cheeky kangaroos  xx

Diane xx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

The Stars Come Out for Tammy & Janet

Here are some gorgeous Star blocks

Ohio Star from Tammy to Janet

Red & white Diamond Star from Janet to Tammy

Thank you JanetH for providing photos ;-)

It is such a joy to see the enthusiasm of our newer swap members ;-)

Monday, 8 October 2012

From Melanie to Diane

Here are some pics from Melanie of her blocks to Diane Mc
Melanie is pleased with the way the blocks turned out and hopes that Diane likes them too ;-)

Thanks for the photos Melanie ;-)

Friday, 5 October 2012

october block

This is the block that went in the post today...

it is winging its way to Melanie in SA xx

Hope she likes it xx


Monday, 1 October 2012

Amish star for Sandy

I managed a little time in the sewing room this afternoon and whipped up this Amish star for Sandy in the USA, Sandy requested this block in traditional Christmas prints with cream, its a good way to display a pretty print, and I fussy cut the poinsettia in the centre piece.

Woo Hoo! 100 followers

Have been watching for this ;-)

Welcome Maxine - you are the 100th follower to our blog ;-)

Maxine is fairly new to blogging, so pop on over and say hello!