Wednesday, November 23, 2011

group 2 closed- please refer to group one.

If you were formerly a member of this group and have joined the main group please only post pictures to that site, as this one is no longer being monitored.

If you have not activated your log in to group one email me and I will resend you an invitation to post onto that site.

Thank you

Sue Belleli... founder of quilting block swaps Australia

November blocks for Billy

Here's a sneak peek for Billy. These blocks are on the way!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Hi All, Since Alex has placed the last post she has decided to hand over the reins of this group to me (for now).

Alex has emailed me all of your block preferences and details of who swapped with who and when.  Its on a spread sheet that may take me awhile to work out but I will organise a swap for you this month - hopefully later this evening.  I will also send you out invites to be able to post blocks made and sent directly onto the blog.  Alex's spreadsheet does not have your blog details on it, so if you email them to me, I will get them all up as followed blogs so all of the existing members of group one can follow you too.

Rather than run two groups I will amalgamate this group into group one from December onwards so you will all get to meet lots of lovely new bloggy quilting ladies in the larger group one.

I cant say yet whether or not Alex will be back running group two or if this will be a permanent merger.
But what I can say is WELCOME TO GROUP ONE.  and thank you for your patience and support.

Im still here

Hi ladies

Very sorry for the lack of craftiness.  Everyday I keep meaning to email out partners etc and everyday I feel worse and worse.

The good news is i have found a specialist who can help me.  Ive had various tests over the past few weeks and go into hospital for more tests today.

Im about to allocate partners and hope once my results come back and I can start treament, everything will be well.

Im really sorry once again and thanks for your patience.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I am happy to step in - note from Sue founder of the group.

Hi Ladies, some of you may not know me , my name is Sue and I started up quilting block swaps Australia in April 2010.  I also started up Christmas block swaps Australia and the lovely Crafty pugs took over running that for me as the main group got quite large.  (I also run 6 inch block swaps Australia).

As the group grew really fast and I was struggling to keep up so we capped the numbers at 50 and formed quilting block swaps Australia 2 which Alex offered to run.  I have not heard from Alex, but reading recent posts it seems that the group is suffering with her not being well.

I can manage to add new members from this group into group one so if you are interesting in jumping over send me an email  to and I will add you to this groups list.  I will send Alex an email shortly and let her know that I have done this, but as the founder I would rather have happy members than see the group suffer.

If you are interested in jumping over (either permanently or temporarily) I  will need to know your block choice (please give me 2 options where possible), colour choices, blog address if you have one and your snail mail posting address.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Mother group if you wish to transfer , and perhaps in time when Alex is up to it we can resume this group and you can hop back.

Quilted hugs, Sue xxx

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Has this group died

Hi all
Just wondering since Alex is sick has this group died. I have had no partner for the last 2 months and therefore am feeling a little lost. I was really enjoying being part of this group but should I now go look for another block swap group
Sue Stubbings

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

thank you for my lovely block was just going to post a pic thanks suev

Tuesday, October 4, 2011



Firstly, apologies for my absence.  I'm sure I have lots of emails to catch up on and will attend to them tomorrow.

I continue to have health problems and am no closer to a diagnosis.  I am due to see a new specialist in a few weeks time and am hoping for some answers and improvement which is why I'm still keeping the group open.

I know I'm not able to give it everything it deserves at the moment but I'm hopeful that will change so thank you everyone for your patience and please continue to bear with me.

I'll send out blocks I owe and get onto my emails and swap partners bit by bit and hopefully done by the end of the week.

Thanks again ladies and I hope to get things back to the way they were.

xxx Alex

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just a little update on my blocks sent and received in the last couple of months


Received from Alex


Received from Lynette

Sent to Lynette


Sent to Susan V

Sawtooth star for Elaine

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

michell block

Sneek peek of michell's block I must admit the colours are out of my comfort spot, but did enjoy making it Hope you like it

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Block for Kym

Block for Kym
This is Kym's block heading north to Queensland. Kym asked for a log cabin in purple and yellow with orange centre. I've posted a full picture on my blog if you want to see the whole block.
Sue S

Blue and White Star from Michel

It's lovely

Monday, September 12, 2011

My lovely blocks from Elaine, she made me 2 I am lucky love the colours they are my favorite

Thursday, September 8, 2011

To Alex, From Erin

August Baby Bunting block for Alex, in yellow and white. 
I really enjoyed the challenge of trying something new. 
Glad to hear you liked it, Alex.  x

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Hi everyone!

Spring is here for us Aussies! And a very welcome relief from winter it is too!

My whole family has been ill with the flu for over 3 weeks.  DH even managed to burst an eardrum.

Anyway I'm back on deck.  My pre-existing nose issues really didn't appreciate a flu but my ENT is back at the end of the month.

We've had 3 members sit out from swapping for the next little while and hopefully a new member joining us.

I've readjusted my spreadsheets to reflect this and will email out partners today and my aug partners will have their blocks going out this week.

That's all for now so if you haven't received your partner email by tomorrow please let me know.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Block for and from Beth

sneak peek for Beth

blocks from Beth
My partner Beth sent me two blocks made in the same design and I made for her a tic tac toe block in blue, green and white. Hope she likes it as much as I like mine.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Swap posted

Hi all
I have posted Susan's block.  Sorry no photos as camera is not working.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

the july star block i made!!

Hope you like it and got it i posted it over a week ago now!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Partners are out...and NEW Members!

Hi everyone!

I've just sent out the partners for August.  I apologise for the delay but it means we have TWO new partners to swap with!

Please welcome Maria N from Canada and Erin P from WA in Australia

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Already?

Us Aussies are shivering out little butts off as we face what I've always believed to be the coldest month of the year!  Great weather for quilting though!

We've had TWO new member enquiries so as soon as they confirm membership, I'll be sending out the partners for August.

I'm still having issues with my nose so please bear with me.  Hope to have it all sorted this week.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July blocks

block from Leena

block going to Leena
My partner for July was Leena from group 1, my original partner went MIA, so the lovely Leena graciously made a beautiful block for me and I have made a spool block for her.
It will be in the mail tomorrow, I hope she likes it. You can see it in full on my blog 

Sue S

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Member and Randomness...

Hi all

I apologise for any difficulties in tracking me down these past few months.  I've never had so much sickness in such a period in my life!

Finally after several different types of antibiotics my nose is better and I can concentrate on crafting something nicer than colonies of bacteria.  blech!

On a more exciting note, please join me in welcoming Michell from New Zealand who joined us this month!

I'll fix up lists etc soon.  I know the blog needs a bit of tidying up.

If your personal blogs are not listed in the sidebar, please let me know and I'll add them...also some people are having problems posting on this blog or never received their invitiations so if this includes you please let me know about this as well.

Sometimes deleting and re-sending the invite is all it takes to fix the problem.

Hopefully I'll be back in full force with my crafty mojo blazing soon as I finish the last of these toxic antibiotics (apparently they kill anthrax...who knew??!!).

Saturday, July 9, 2011

sorry the post is so late

hey here is a pic of the block i did last month, sorry it took so long to put up - have been crazy busy!!!

i loved making it so much i did two!! - hope thats ok!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Block for lynette sorry its so late all caught up after a dramatic month quilt hugs sue

June blocks from Sally

Blocks from Sally
Look what arrived in the mail today, not one but two beautiful blocks from Sally in Victoria. Thanks for being my partner I love the blocks. Sue S

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Still Alive!

Hi Everyone

Sorry I haven't been around much.  I had my nose and sinus surgery about 3.5 weeks ago and all was going well for a while but now I have a postoperative infection which doesn't seem to be responding to the antibiotics!!

I haven't forgotten about you all,  I'll email swap partners for July sometime today and catch up on my emails.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It worked this time

Here is the block I received from Donna.  Isn't it gorgeous.

Block swap completed

Hi all,

I sent this block to Donna

And have received a lovely block from her, which I can't seem to show you.

Thanks so much Donna.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Block from Anna

Look at this awesome block that I got from Anna today!!
Thank you!!

I love it!!!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Partners and update

Hi swappers

I'm in the process of sending you your partner details for June.

It's taken a few days longer than I expected since we've had issues with a couple of members and I've needed to re-arrange partners.

Please let me know if you don't receive an email in the next 24 hours.

I've been a bit MIA again of late for which I apologize but I got secondary pneumonia because of my whooping cough.

I'm going into hospital on Tues (7th June) to get my nose and sinuses fixed which should improve my health enormously in the long run.  I'll (hopefully) have computer access and will post updates on my personal blog.

Please contact your partners once you get their details and confirm the addresses and block preferences are all up-to-date.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Austin blocks

Alex THANK YOU for the beautiful blocks that you have made after the Toad in the Puddle has been lost in the mail.
This is the block that Alex sent me.  I asked for hearts or baskets.  I love
it Alex Thanks So Much.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

May block sent

I have posted Natalie's block, it's a little late in the month, as we were away.  I forgot to take a photo, so I hope Natalie will post one.

Loving the swap as I am getting to try new patterns.



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

For Anna

Here is pic of the block I sent Anna

Hope you like it!!

Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Amish Star

I made this Star for Sally.I hope jou like this Amish Star.
I posted to day your Star

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Block from Lynette

block from Lynette
This the block that Lynette sent me, I actually had to go check the original email to Alex to remind myself what I had asked for, Stars or Pinwheels in Autumn tones. I love that it has both elements and the red and green are the colours of the trees around my place at the moment.
Thanks Lynette

Friday, May 20, 2011

12 inch block

I posted  this Log Cabin 15 days ago to Kym,I hope you likes the block.I made the block with Ryan Mckenna fabrics.

Monday, May 16, 2011

not a very good picture "sorry " but an intresting block

Thursday, May 12, 2011

From Beth

I forgot got to publish it!!

Thanks to Beth for my block last month sorry I forgot to put this up!!!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:Richardson St,Melbourne,Australia

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Block for Lynette

Solomons Star for Lynette
This my Block for Lynette in Queensland. It was finished and posted on Friday, I let Lynette know that was finished but life got in the way until now to post a picture and blog about it. If you want to know what I've been up to come over here and have a read. Oh and by the way I will post a full picture of the block.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Here is a sneek peek ant Kym's block she wanted a log cabin with a orange centre and purple with yellow. So here it is I hope you like it, I must say it was a unusual colour combination to make but very effective, cant wait to see the finished quilt. *hugs* sue

Friday, May 6, 2011

Blocks from Alex and Pat

Huge thank yous to both my swap partners they are lovely !!!!!
Thanks for being my partners xxx

Alex's block

 Pats block

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Partners Have Been Sent

Hi ladies!

Firstly thank you so much for your patience and well wishes.  I'm slowly starting to feel better but might still have this stupid cough for months!!

I've emailed you your partners for May.  This is the first month we haven't had any new members!

Please let me know if you don't get the email.  Also please let me know if I haven't added your blog to the sidebar and you'd like it added and it you don't have access to post on the blog.

I've found sometimes the emails (which are send from blogger not me) don't always get through or end up in the spam folders!

Please enjoy your swaps and contact me with any problems.  I'll be checking my email and lurk around here more often now that I seem to be on the mend.

My blocks for April are going out in the mail tomorrow morning and I hope you like them.

A block for Alex

This is the block I sent Alex at the beginning of the month. (April)  Hope she gets it ok and likes the lavender I choose.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Checking in...

Hi everyone

I know I've been a little absent and hard to reach. I apologise.  I've been sick for over 2 weeks and just found out it's whooping cough turning into pneumonia!

Please bear with me!  April blocks will be sent out in the next day or so (will let you know) and partners sent out before the end of the month.

I apologise once again but I really haven't been myself. :-(