Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Round Robin Wrap-up

Everyone has now received there Round Robin parcels so I suppose I should post some pictures showing what everyone done.

Now to refresh peoples memory, and for the non-participants. 12 lovely ladies all chose a 12" block each and some material and sent in 12 lots of the material to be made into each person choosen block.

The participants and there finished blocks

(note the instructions are for a 9" block)


Anna - Her Own design

This is one of my favourite blocks, especially since it was Louise's first ever swap and I now she was quite nervous at the start. Looking at these I can understand why she took 4hrs to do each block. Well done Louise.

I was asked why my points were so neat and the reason was due to the use of templates that allowed you to put a pencil dot where the point was, thus allowing you to only sew to that point.

I am still trying to work out how to post a link to a few of the instructions that I only have a pdf sheet for, if anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated

To see pictures of the blocks in each persons chosen material, please go to the individual blogs and they will be posted sometime after today.

Monday, December 14, 2009

EB Charm Square Fabric Swap - Sign Ups

EB Charm Square Fabric Swap 2010
What it is?
A swap of 40 charm squares and/or charm squares size cuts of fabrics from your stash. You need to put together 40 squares to be swapped and in return you will receive 40 different squares to the ones you sent.
**NOTE: If you would like to send less than 40 squares that is fine, whatever number you send through is the same number you will receive back.**
What to do?
Go through your fabric stash and find any charm squares (singles/packs) that you don't want/don't think you will use AND/OR cut out charm square size (5 inch x 5 inch) pieces of all sorts of different coloured/patterned fabrics (no plains) of cotton/quilters cotton. Once you have your 40 squares, send them together with a prepaid self-addressed (back to you!) 500gram bag (and registered post label which you can now pre-purchase from the post office for $2.80 if you would like your parcel sent back registered).
Then I will go through all the charm squares once received from everyone and post you back 40 charm squares of different fabrics that you didn't send me (as long as we don't all send in the same, lol!). So you will get a mix of 40 different squares (i'll do my best at co-ordinating sets of fabrics that go together if people like?).
Then when everyone has received maybe we could have a challenge of making something for ourselves with our new fabrics at some stage in the year?
Signups Open: NOW
Signups Close: Friday 15th January 2010
Fabrics to be posted to me by: Friday 5th February 2010.
This gives you 3 weeks from when signups officially close to get the fabrics back to me - but of course you can start thinking about this now and while completing project put aside those small pieces that you could use for this swap : )
Fabrics will be posted back to you: Monday 15th February 2010
(or earlier depending on how long it takes me to go through all the squares).
Once signup close I will email everyone my postal details for where to post your fabric. Signup on EB in the Newbie Quilters thread and I'll add your name to the list here : )
1. Anna
2. Kirsty
3. Shirley (Jotsmum) - Received
4. Becky
5. Belinda (BBJB)
6. Nic
7. Penny
8. Dani
9. Kayscha

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Round Robin Block Swap - The final mailout

One last sneak peak to be really mean :)

All sorted and photos taken will be sent out tomorrow

Esther -
Kayscha -
Rose -

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Secret Santa - SENT / RECEIVED

Thought I would start a SS sent received list

Car - sent / received

Anna - Sent / received

Kayscha - Sent / received

Kirsty - Sent / received

Nic - Sent / received

Ruth - Sent

Dani - Sent / Received

Esther - sent

Becky - Sent/Received

Beebeejaybee - Sent/Received