Monday, January 5, 2009

Quilt Block Swap Frenzy!!

I'm swapping like crazy!! Here are the Puss in the Corner swap blocks I did for QATW.

This is the color scheme that "Bookworm", the swap hostess asked us to use: earthy reds, warm browns, and golden creams and tans.
I haven't used this color scheme before. It's beautiful and I had all the colors in my stash already, so I guess they're colors I like. I just needed a little nudge to combine them. I love when I find a swap that teaches me something.

I'm also working on 2 more swaps. These swaps are on Blockswappers, a subgroup of the Stashbusters group that I've belonged to since 2002. The first is a mini nine patch swap. The blocks finish 3 inches. I don't know what I'm going to do with them but they're so cute I couldn't resist. Any suggestions?

I signed up for 4 sets of 10 and I have one set done and the other 3 sewn into strip sets. I'm hoping to get those finished today. If I do I think I'll sign up for a few more sets, like maybe 6......that would give me 100 swapped blocks and the 5 extra from each set that I make. I'm using up some of my fat quarters and if I cut 5 dark 1 1/2 inch strips and 4 light 1 1/2 inch strips I get 15 3 1/2 inch nine patches. Here's a picture of my progress so far:

I'v also signed up for 2 sets of 9 inch nine patch blocks. That will give me 20 swapped blocks and about 8 that I've made for myself. For some of the blocks I used the "leftovers" from the fat quarters I cut my mini 9 patches from so I have a lot of different blocks.

I found that 2 FQ'a will make six 9 inch 9 patches and 5 dark and 4 light 3 1/2 inch strips cut from the width of the fabric will make 12 blocks. Ten to swap and two to keep.

This swap isn't due until May but these blocks are so easy and I was in the mood for some simple piecing yesterday that both sets will be finished today. So far I'm the only one who's signed up for this swap. I hope as the due date gets closer more people will sign up. It would stink to have all my blocks made and have the swap canceled.

Any one else interested? in joining? Go to Blockswappers and sign up. Here's a picture of some of these blocks:

Now what other swaps can I join................


Gayle Page-Robak said...

I have really enjoyed seeing your quilt pieces...your work is beautiful. I know how much work there is to quilting and how time consuming it is as I have done a fair bit in the past mostly for home dec and gifts but I have never owned a quilting system, just did machine quilting with the roll up and bicycle clip routine ..the king sized quilt really did me in (rofl)...all that heat! I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future as I really appreciate what you do. p.s. I love what you did to reclaim your hardwood floors!! Hugs, Gayle.

AllyJo said...

I love the links you listed and seeing your blocks. Thanks for sharing it with us. Take care.

Laurie said...

I just popped over and signed up on the swap. Sounds just up my alley, I hope more have joined also!
Thanks for visiting and entering my give away!

Roslyn said...

Love the fabric combinations in those blocks.
I'm having a give away if you're interested!