This month we had a plan for the monthly ( or sometimes bi-monthly) block exchange that takes place between myself and Sandie who blogs at Sandra Kaye Designs. We try to exchange five basket blocks every month or so. We each make ten blocks, sending five and keeping five. The blocks are 4.5" unfinished and have way too many pieces for me to do it quickly, at least in my sewing corner! For some reason, even using "quick" methods, it takes me about an hour to make a pair of blocks from start to finish.
Sandie shared with me that she was going to focus on red baskets this month, so I borrowed her idea and also decided to go red, red, red! This is the batch of ten...
I have lots of reds in my stash so it was an easy goal. I mailed five baskets away and will be expecting Sandies' batch any day now.
I'm already starting to think of what to do with them. We're going to finish our exchange at 80 blocks...so what to do then? I'm thinking of maybe making some 12" basket blocks for the centre and using the smaller blocks around the outside. Time will tell...do you have any suggestions?
It's a great day for quilting!