Saturday, 31 May 2014

June Blocks

First I made this Christmas Cat block for Rev. Traci

And then, just in case she was hoping for something a little more traditional, I made this one.

Hope you like them and can use them in your fabric arts!


Photos of May blocks ...........

.... sent and received

Brenda to Jean

CarolynH to WendyW

Friday, 30 May 2014

My June Partner...

... is Carolyn in the USA .. she made my block and got it in the post SUPER quick xx She has posted a picture of the stunning block she has made (on FaceBook) .....SO I thought I had better get on and make hers!! It went in the post this morning... (and its NOT even June yet!! lol x).....

hope she likes it x

Diane x

June partners ...................

have been allocated - check your emails

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

May Block From Jan

Here is my lovely block from Jan and I already have a little project lined up for it.

Monday, 19 May 2014


...happy camper has received not ONE...

BUT TWO blocks this month xx...

 First from my partner (Sal) the second an angel block that I had forgotten all about xx ... Truly lucky lady xx Thanks girls x

Diane x

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Photos from Corrie

A lovely selection of photos has been sent in by Corrie
Corrie to KellyN - Feb 2014

Corrie from Traci - March 2014

Corrie to Traci - March 2014

Corrie from Dawnelle - April 2014

Corrie to Dawnelle - April 2014
Thanks heaps for the photos Corrie - I do so love seeing these blocks!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Comings and Goings - New Rules!

Please join me in saying goodbye to Tammy & Rosemary – Rosemary was one of our ‘founding members’ way back in 2010 and Tammy joined in September 2012.   Thank you Tammy & Rosemary for being part of our group J
I wish to also welcome back Jen Dickson from USA – Jen will resume swapping in June 2014 after a year away.  Jen also passes on her thanks for the various Angel Blocks received during 2013.

I have created a separate Facebook Group, especially for the Christmas Block Swap members.  It can be found here -  This new facebook group is a closed group, just for Christmas Block Swappers where you can chat and share photos with each other. 

Effective 1st June 2014, there will be a change to the rules. 
To reduce the time I spend chasing up swappers and their blocks, a new rule has been introduced – you will now need to let the Swap Co-Ordinator know when you have sent your block.  You can do this by any of the following three ways:
  • via email – a photo would be wonderful, but not compulsory
  • share a photo on your own blog or the group blog
  • share a photo via Facebook.
It is vital you remain in contact with the Swap Co-Ordinator.  Any swappers not advising they have sent their block will be noted as MIA (Missing in Action).  Swappers noted as MIA when new partners are ready to be allocated WILL NOT GET A NEW PARTNER. 
If there is no communication with the Swap Co-Ordinator for 30 days or more, you will be REMOVED from the group. 
Repeated failure to swap and/or communicate is simply NOT ACCEPTABLE.  If you are having difficulties you can request to SIT OUT for a short while. 
Swappers who do not receive any communication or block from their partner by the end of the month are requested to let the Swap Co-Ordinator know. 

The Christmas Quilting Block Swap Group will only be as good as the individual members make it ……..let’s make it a good one!

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

Christmas Quilting Block Swap Co-Ordinator

Sunday, 4 May 2014

May block for Lori B

Lori B is my partner for May. I made an Ohio Star in red and white (but I won't show it's full colour until Lori receives it). 


Blocks To and Fro ...........

This is my lovely April Star from Wendy. Thank you Wendy.

And this is the Christmas Geese block on its way to Michell. I do hope you like it. Jan

Friday, 2 May 2014

For Smiley in May

I absolutely was thrilled to have Smiley for my partner this month. She was open to any block in traditional holiday colors, so I tried my hand at a new one called CARD TRICK, and included a DRESDEN PLATE for practice.

Here are some black and white pics of the two blocks to let her know what is coming and not spoil the surprise of it all. 

She kept me in stitches this month! Thanks Smiley!

Thursday, 1 May 2014