Thursday, 11 December 2014

November block from Julianne

This is the lovely Paper Piecing block that Julianne stitched for me. Thank you.

Monday, 1 December 2014

November block for Wendy

I had a double swap this month - Wendy requested Carol Doak's 9 patch star block - I loved stitching these blocks in her chosen colours.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

November PP swap blocks for Julie

Julie was my November PP swap partner. OMG - I am so so so bad .Lesson learnt BIG time for me
Lesson- always check the pattern prints at "actual size" NOT "shrink to fit page". I have sent both blocks as maybe Julie can use the "wrong" one as a cushion cover or on the quilt back.

September PP block from Spain

Encarna was my September PP partner - her block has arrived via the "slow boat to China" . Thank you Encarna

Saturday, 20 September 2014

September PP blocks for Encarna

These are the traditional paper pieced blocks I stitched for my QBSA September PP swap partner - Encarna in Spain - in her requested colours of cream, purple & blue. Unfinished size is 8 1/2", but I trimmed 2 x blocks larger just in case Encarna has any "undersized" blocks. In the mail tomorrow & flying to Spain.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Well ahead of time for Anna

Here is my Paper Pieced swap for Anna. When this swap started we were partners for the first month. I am still getting the same block " Hunters Star. " but Anna has changed and now is wanting a 12" Atlantic Seas block..

I think I still need a lot of work on paper piecing. My points are not matching. I hope Anna likes this block. It took me ages to do. These are shades of black and grey with a background of white.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

July PP blocks received from Jenell

These are the spectacular paper pieced blocks I received from Jenell. They are called Indian Summer.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hunter's Star for Jo

July's Paper Piecing swap block I stitched for Jo -  it's called Hunter's Star - looking forward to seeing Jo's collection of green & white Hunter's Stars.

Monday, 14 July 2014

blog winding down

Hi ladies, the time has come for me to end the QBSA blogs, which is where it all began. 

Since the introduction of the face book group I find many more members ( including myself) tend to chat and share photos on this form of social media than the blogs and it seems to have a far wider reach. 

I myself find it hard to keep up with three group blogs, my own blog, the facebook page, my own face book page and the face book group, so have decided to wind down all three of the blogs.

So what does this mean for you?

If you are already an author on the blogs you are welcome to still post pictures and comments on there, but i will be encouraging all members to use the facebook page instead. 
No new invites to post on any of the blogs will be issued to existing or new members so over time activity will die down. 

if you dont have a link to the face book group PM me or email me and i will send you one as it is a closed group ( but not a secret group). All active swapping members of QBSA will receive the link and details of the changes in their next swap allocation email. 
Quilted hugs

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

May block from Chris O

This is the gorgeous block I received from Chris O - love the sparkling fabric she has used. Thank you.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

My block for Kerry

I had fun choosing and making this block for Kerry. I did have trouble with the colours so I hope it will be okay.....
WILD ZINNIAS BLOCK from quilters cache.  Quilt blocks galore

Saturday, 5 July 2014

May block for Chris O

Chris is new to the new PP swap group - this is the block I stitched for her in her requested colours.

Friday, 27 June 2014

May blocks from Wendy W.

These are the lovely blocks that Wendy sent me - love the colours. Thank you.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Sunday, 25 May 2014

May blocks for Wendy

The  May Paper Pieced blocks I stitched for Wendy have arrived in Tasmania - these were delightful blocks to make.

And one for you Julianne in USA

Here is my block for Julianne. I initially wasn't looking forward to doing this block but I got into it and it worked. I think it is my best yet. It lays flat and the seams meet.
It is on it's way to you....

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Block for Jo in Australia

Jo requested this beautiful 
Hunters Star from Quilters Cache 
in Green and White...

I REALLY like this block! Might just choose it for my 
next quilt!  I hope you like it Jo, its going to fly across the 
ocean to you very soon!!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Swapping with Michell .................

blocks for Michell, and from Michell -

and my lovely collection of cats -

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Block Update

Here is an update on my blocks

Back in January I received these blocks from Julie

The for the latest March swap these are what I received from Jan

and what I am sending her

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Up to date

My current partner is Nolene.
She sent me this great block.

And here are the 6" blocks I gave put in the mail.
Pinwheel block from Forest Quilting

I feel relieved that I have caught up with my swaps. 
Thanks Nolene

Saturday, 5 April 2014

March blocks from Dagmar

These are the Paper Piecing bocks that Dagmar in Germany has lovingly stitched for me in my requested colours of  greys and teals in "maker's own choice" of block. I am making a quilt called "Fifty Shades of Grey and Teal".

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Blocks for Dagmar

Here are the paper piecing blocks I stitched for Dagmar in Germany - she requested a flower &/or an animal block. The frog reminds me of the local tree frogs (or cane toads!!) here in sunny Queensland.

Friday, 28 March 2014

My blocks from Jenell

Oh boy oh boy am I super duper lucky or what! 

I received TWO blocks from Jenell this month, check these
out, are they GORGEOUS or what!?

Thank you Jenelle!

Heres the block I sent to Jenell in Australia..
I hope she loves it too!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

For Michell .................

My March partner was Michell, and these are the Shoemaker blocks I stitched.

Happy stitching Michell, Jan

Friday, 21 February 2014

Lonestar Block For Julie

Here is my block for Julie

I loved the finished result and had just enough blue to finish. I was panicking I did not have enough and could not find anymore in any quiltshop or online, but lucky just managed to have enough....just.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Kerry (my choice)

For Kerry!!! 
Thanks so much for your patience!!! 

a modified classic Red Cross Block. 

Classic Mayflower Block

Hi I'm kelly and I am doing a Block a long for the vintage revival quilts books blogged about here I am now 30% along yah.... So I have used these blocks as inspiration as Kerry has requested makers choice grey with shades of jade, teals, turquoise, mint even bottle green. 

I completely stuffed the top one but as it is makers choice I choose not to worry about the pattern and silly old right and wrong. lol oops which is why I tried again. I really liked the mayflower block but I'm sure that what we all like, the sharpness of the lines and simplicity.  hope you like them Kerry.

This will actually be my last Swap and I would like to thank all who I have had swaps with and of course Sue who must spend so much time organising this whole thing. Great Job Sue. 

I would like to alert all that I have a small contemporary online AU fabric shop at and a Facebook group kelliottmagicFQS with specials on pre ordering new fabric lines mostly designer. These being reason I can't continue swapping. but I have to pay for my fabric obsession somehow!!

Thanks again ladies.. Signing off for now

They are in the mail Kerry, & please don't stop alerting me with those emails. you would not believe how much I spent today... 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

From Anna ................

These are the beautiful Tesselcats that Anna sent me - so generous to make four! The colours and patterns are perfect.

Thank you so much Anna, I love them. Jan

Thursday, 30 January 2014

My Hunters Star block

Here is my block from De. You can see some others here at Jo's blog

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Cup cakes......Yummy

I had a go at making a cup cake block for De.
I still have trouble getting the outside the right size and getting seams to match. I need a lot more practice.
I hope this block was suitable De.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

Flying Geese for Anna ................

This is my scrappy Circle of Flying Geese. Anna asked for subdued/muted/soft colours - hope I have achieved. By the time I was sewing the 4th panel the whole exercise of paper piecing was finally flowing.

Happy stitching Anna. Jan

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Thanks Janet

Here is my block from Janet.
I think it looks great.

Monday, 6 January 2014

January block for Kelly from Kerry

These blocks are for a quilt Kelly is planning for her son - Cheers, Kerry