DayStitchers’ Boxes

This week completed our sixth and final month of exchanging our quilt boxes.

How it works: Back in June, seven of us each put together a plastic tote of fabrics and either patterns or a theme.  Each month you took home a different box to make a block for that person’s quilt.

As an example:  Earlier this year, I had a wonderful collection of turquoises and greens given to me by my friend Carol.  (Earlier this year, I also gave away an identical set of FQs on this blog.)  For my pattern, I chose the sampler blocks in the book Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes.  Here are the first six blocks that I received back after six months of exchanging:

I was going to run this box for another six months next year, but I think I will complete the remaining blocks myself — just so I can plan the placement of the blocks and get a balance of colors in the end result.  Thank you, Carol F., Pam B., Arlis, Kate, Jan, and Candice!  I love my blocks.

To see the other six participants’ blocks, click here:  DayStitchers Blocks (or you can go to the “Box Quilts” tab at the top of my blog).

–Sue

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