Sunday, May 23, 2010


I actually started my blog because of a swap.

SummerSadie started the Around the World Quilting Bee nearly this time last year and I must have been surfing the net for ideas when I came across her post. You needed a blog to join in, ideally, so, hesitant as I was (I was always a bit of a hit and miss diary keeper), I thought I'd give it a go.

We made a starter block (mine is the Prints Charming Dove, 2nd row, 3rd place) and sent it on to our designated person, who added their block and sent it on, etc, etc.

I have enjoyed that swap so much, learned lots and met up with lots of lovely bloggers from all over the world. It really opened up the beauty of blog world to me.

I sewed my ATWQB quilt top together this morning. It's travelled a lot of miles!
There are some gorgeous blocks in there - a lot of very talented people contributed.
I'm trying to finish it today so I can send it off to my lovely mother -in -law who has a birthday next Sunday.

More swaps...

Around the World Christmas Block Swap - same theory as above, my Placemat starter block (thought placemats would be of more use to me at Christmas than a quilt!)

Placemat Quilt swap - my lovely placemat from Caryn. It's an straight swap and I blogged about the placemat I made for Caryn a few posts back.
 I can't tell you how much I love this colour combo, which will reign supreme in my new kitchen one day - she must have ESP or something! Now I just have to add to them...

The Beehive God knows how you describe it succinctly...When your designated month arrives, you send your fabric off to the other swappers, they produce fabulosity and send them back to you. Well, the blocks I have received are the HEIGHT of fabulosity.

Here are my contributions to Katrina's quilt. Let's hope she sees some fabulosity!

Happy Sunday everyone! It's an absolutely spectacular day here in Melbourne and I'm inside, blogging and sewing a quilt top! The joys of crafting...


  1. I'm so glad you were in my swap/bee, and I'm so glad you started a blog. Your quilt looks great!

  2. I absolutely LOVE the blocks! I'm just blown away by you ladies' skill! :)


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