Whew! It has been a busy week. I was working on finishing up some blocks for a couple of groups - SewConnected and 8two8. SewConnected is a block swap group started by John from Quilt Dad. It is such a popular group that there are three (or four?) of them. Each member of the group is assigned a month. When the member's month comes, he or she sends out some fabric with instructions on what kind of block is wanted. Next month is mine. Any guesses as to what block they will be making and what fabrics I will select for them? *waggling eyebrows*
Here is the block I made for Amy this month.
The other block group in which I am participating is 8two8. This is a group started by LauraJay and I. There are eight of us. Again a person is assigned to each month, and she lets the rest of us know what kind of block she wants or what colors to use. We don't mail fabric in this swap. We use our own. The blocks of this group are 15.5" and we make two for each person. That makes it a quicker swap. Less people, more blocks, less months. Eight friends, two blocks each month, for eight months. With a potential to make a 60" square quilt when you have all your blocks.
Here is what I made for Beth this month.
I also made a placemat yesterday. I made it to get everyone excited about the placemat quilt swap I am hosting! (Does it make you excited?)
16.5" x 11.5"
machine pieced, quilted and bound
Signups are being held now until Saturday, June 6th. You all are welcome to sign up over there on flickr in the placemat quilt swap group (don't sign up here). But so you know, it will be a flickr thing more than a blog thing. So you need to have a flickr account. You can get one for free. All the other particulars are posted in the flickr group.
Gee, I should have titled this "Big ol' honkin' post". Have a great weekend. I think I'm going to make another placemat quilt.