Monday, 30 September 2013

It's our Birthday next month!

The Christmas Quilting Block Swap Group will celebrate its 3rd Birthday during the month of October and one lucky swapper is going to get a wonderful present!

Our 2013 Birthday celebrations will be sponsored by The Christmas Beetle.

“May the joy, love and eternal spirit
of every Christmas Season
both past, present and future
be in your heart every day of the year.”

The Christmas Beetle originally opened its doors on 17th August 2011 after years of dreaming and planning. The business went through a few changes and is currently trading as an online store bringing the essence and spirit of Christmas to everyone.  

Keep a look out for the official Birthday Post when we will reveal the MOST GORGEOUS PRIZE ever (but I may be a bit biased ;-)) 

Entry will be 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.

Cheers for now, see you again at the end of September.

Swap Co-Ordinator

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Friendship Star for Sal

block for xmas swap
Friendship Star for Sal
Sal requested any block and confessed to being partial to the odd snowman or two ;-)  I found this cute fabric in my stash - I think I got it at one of the craft fairs ;-)  the red background was a recent purchase from a Facebook Aussie destashing page ;-)

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Friday, 20 September 2013

Christmas quilt

I have made this sweet little table topper or lap rug from blocks received in the Christmas swap. I have named this quilt starry cabins.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

September swap with Siggi

This is the beautiful block I received from Siggi (plus a little extra).

This is the one one it's way to Siggi......

Yummy goodies from the UK

My delightful block arrived today from Diane in the UK, and she also sent me some chocolate goodies. I think I will indulge in a cup of this tonight since the weather has taken a winters turn,

first block from KellyD for Rosemary

this is what Kelly has made for Rosemary

such a gorgeous block!

It is in the mail!
Thanks heaps for sending in the photo Kelly ;-)

Sunday, 15 September 2013

September Deborah and Lori

We have a completed September swap.
We both live in the USA and neighboring
I received this pretty 'Log-Cabin' from Deborah
We took the picture outside on the yard
It shows that
our grass is turning brown-ish and you can see a few leaves starting to fall!
Soon we welcome our changing colors and autumn days!
 I had already showed this 'tree' block I sent to Deborah
Had several ask for the pattern... I'm adding the link, however I'm letting you know that yes,
I cut all to the widths', just making the measurements to size as you want to finish with 12.5"
You sort  of 'taylor' it for your pattern needs. I like the tree more centered so when you look at this it's a wee-lil different than the pattern at the link!
Try one they are fun and have loads of possibilities! Have fun!
Blessings~ Lori USA

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Not traveling too far
in fact just a state away!
I have mailed off this Christmas tree block to Deborah Joy in Michigan
So we swapped as neighbors (sort of) enjoyed making this block & hope it
fits nicely with her collection!
Lori USA

Friday, 6 September 2013


.. beautiful block received to-day..

LOVE it xx .. and the robin fabric x

Little extra in the envelope xx

Diane xx

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Robin star

My Block is heading to Diane in the UK who loves anything Christmassy. This gave me the chance to use a less traditional cute red breasted robin print on navy blue, with some co ordinating holly fabric.