Friday, May 25, 2012

TMQG Bee Blocks

The Triangle Modern Quilt Guild was having a swap and I decided, after much trepidation, to try my hand at one. I have never participated in a swap as I do not think anyone would like to receive anything I made. Two blocks in and I am really loving this block swap stuff. It is like a mini creative quilting puzzle. The fabrics and parameters were given and you have to come up with a block.

The first one I did had some super chartreuse, black and white. I was asked to make something with curves and a linear feel. This was a challenge as it was my first (actually my second attempt. I did a test block with my own fabric)at paper piecing. This NYB Block 0 is courtesy of The New York Beauty Quilt Along found on My Go-Go Life

My next swap partner has a love of the flying geese. When I saw this block from Fat Quarterly's own Tacha Bruecher, I knew it was the one. The Meeting Point block can be found in the new book Shape Workshop for Quilters by the Fat Quarterly crew. This book is a fantastic resource for all levels of quilters. It reminds me of a cookbook for quilters. Check it out!

What do you think? Will my swap partners be happy or mortified?

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