Friday, 13 January 2017

Using up some block swap blocks and a quilting project block

I was looking through some odd boxes I have and came across these blocks I received in the 12" & 6"  block swaps. I asked for autumn colours and maple leaves.
These groups blogs are no longer operating as they are on Facebook. I am not so I don't see what is happening but I wanted to do something with the blocks.
  This is the centre block that I used. It was a quilt as you go, raw edged applique and machine quilting techniques taught by Helen Godden.... what was I to do with it.. I don't do wall hangings...
Machine quilting class with Helen Godden held at Heathcote Quilters

So this is what I have come up with so far....
A play with ideas

This is what I have decided on


  1. The blocks have made a grey quilt top...
    Love you Bonnie Hunter mystery in previous post...

  2. Love the centre of the quilt Jo, will look amazing once you have it all together.

  3. I have blocks from those groups as well...must use them.
    Your leaves look great...xox

  4. Love how you are putting th blocks together. Well done for tackling some swap blocks.

  5. Ooh, what a smashing centre, Jo.
    And the maple blocks... what a great idea to request those for a swap.

    Ooh, I love to see projects coming together. xo

  6. Great use of your blocks and class project...looking good...

  7. I just love the look of this Autumn quilt - clever clogs! :)

  8. Fabulous idea! I do a few wallhangings, but mostly I like queen sized quilts that will fit my beds.

  9. hi Jo .... your quilt is going to look fantastic ... and when you get it done i would be happy to post it on the swaps facebook page to show what a beautiful quilt you made from your swap blocks ..... I too have swap blocks to turn into tops ... and i am still getting more lol


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