Friendship Blocks

Our Singapore quilt group has quite a revolving membership, most of us being expats on varying lengths of postings.

We try and make a block for those leaving – which can take many forms.  One of our group is leaving this week.  Being a typical quilter, she found a design she liked on the floor of a shopping centre in Singapore!

The idea is great.  The design looked good.


I printed out the pattern pieces;  began to look in my pile of blue & green batiks –



I tried to get it right – 4 times!!  Something was definitely screwy somewhere and going back to basics with the calculator and ruler still did not help.  This is 3rd attempt….


Although I love the colours in this one, something bizarre happened with the pinwheels in the centre and instead of being 12.5” it came out about 10.5”

Next effort….


By this time I was running out of the fabrics I really liked, so I ditched the pattern and worked it out myself.  Size is ok, all the points meet, but not sure about colour placements.


Oh well, sorry Tiiu.  At least you will have a block tomorrow.  But I’m not happy and will persist until I produce the stunner!


Bushfire Charity Quilts

We have spent the week feeling devastated at the losses of life and destruction of property and the beautiful landscapes of my home state of Victoria. Such tragedy, but inspiring to see how the community has rallied to help the survivors.

Wanting to help in some way, I have joined in a group making blocks for charity quilts. The blocks are all 12.5″ on light backgrounds with a ‘maverick’ or ‘wonky’ star. The button on my Blog takes you to the FlickR group, where everyone is posting pics of their completed blocks. I think they’ll look beautiful when finished.

Here’s the first ones I have done:

butterflyWonky purpleWonky orangewonky