Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Do you want to partake in a quilt squares swap? Lets make blog hug quilts.

If you want to see my grow your blog party post hop in quick as I will be drawing my giveaway this weekend on the 15th!

During the grow your blog party I came across Annett who lives in Germany and made this wonderful quilt from fabrics she collected from her fellow postcrossing participants.  She agreed that I could post a photo of the quilt.

Below every square she had the name and the country of who had sent her the piece, and I just thought this would be  a wonderful thing to do to represent my blogger friends from all around the world.  A blog hug quilt!  Would anyone like to participate in this?
 I like the idea of strip quilts, and could put the name of the blogger or friend represented underneath each strip.  I purchased a bunch of flat fats in an assortment of florals in anticpation.
 I think a quilt with three rows of strips finished 10" or 25cm square would make a nice little lap quilt.  The names could either be added in the middle of the square or underneath it. Also it needs to be cotton so that the squares all sew together easily.   I am not a proficient quilter, so need to make it as easy as possible!

I would love to have a quilt showcasing how far and wide the readers of my blog are.  Let me know how you would like your name on the quilt (name of blog or your name, and country)
If you would like to make one as well I will send a piece from Australia!  Let me know the size you would like.  is another idea, for either idea I would like 11" or 30cm squares.

 I will update the list at the bottom of this quilt and have a link on my side bar so that you can check the progress..  Annett already has a piece whizzing her way to me, as she wants to start another quilt!

1.   Annett       Germany       sending  - yes       receiving - yes

are you next?


  1. Hello Gillian! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm glad you did, I've already found lots here to enjoy and that I can relate to. I'll have a look at your GYB post and then I'm hitting the 'follow' button.

    Oh and forgot to say.....I'll send you some fabric for your blog hug quilt. I'd love to swap fabrics with you, but will have to think a bit before I decide on size. Actually, you could probably just send scraps, I can do a lot with them. lol

    1. I have a friend who says she has some aboriginal designs and will get them to me the middle of March as she is away. I might hang on to send you those!

  2. It must be the thing right now. I just posted some fabric off to the Netherlands after a fellow postcrosser saw Annett's quilt and wanted to make one herself.
    I'll pop some fabric in the mail for you. I don't mind how you put my name on the quilt, whatever suits you best.

    1. Tracy,
      and here I thought I had an original idea! thank you Tracy!

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    1. I think it will be fun Dixie - do you wnat to join in?

  4. Hello Gillian... Good luck for your project!!!! My fabrics are on their way to you and I hope they are big enough ... I was joking with a postcrossing friend I exchanged fabrics with for my new quilt (she is starting a project at the moment too: ... perhaps the one Tracy send fabric to... that if there are more worldwide quilts perhaps one day a kind of "postcrossing-quilt-exhibition" could happen... who knows! There is another Australian blogger, Kate, doing a worldwide project:a hexie "Worldwide Friend Quilt" ... a wonderful project ( !
    So lets keep postmen worldwide busy!!! Kind regards, Annett

    1. that is awesome Annett, the more the merrier!

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  6. Hey Gillian, do you have a colour preference or are you happy with "whatever"? Making a post office trip today, so if I get organised I can send your fabric too.......I don't think I have your address yet, could you email it to me at belleg9atgmaildotcom...thanks


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