Sunday, December 18, 2016

A (somewhat) Modern Take on a Block Exchange

 I belong to a wonderful group of 15 quilters who exchange blocks in June of each year then 'reveal' the quilt they've made at a fun, all-day party in December. We are called the Calendar Girls and we've been together for 15 years. 

For our block this year, we were supposed to make 10" blocks using a white background color with batik prints in "tropical fruit" colors. I've had this quilt finished for a couple of months but couldn't reveal it before our party which was last week. I wanted to try something modern and this is what I came up with. 

Look closely and you can see that I cut up several of the blocks which I hoped my quilting buddies' wouldn't mind! I incorporated the leftovers into the backing fabric and everyone was OK with that--LOL!

Here are a couple of the other quilts that were made with the same blocks. Kim and Diana's quilts are BEAUTIFUL and so very different from mine. Don't you all want to try a block exchange now? 

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