Friday, May 30, 2014

FINAL FRIDAY FRIENDSHIP SWAP

Sewing the last few seams of these blocks was bittersweet this week. For months and months Cindy and I have been swapping these X and + blocks. We had decided that 64 blocks was what we would make.
These are the last four that I will send her.


I have a lovely assortment of scrappy blocks


When this fabric came into Katja's , I knew it would be perfect for a backing. A reminder of trading blocks every month  : )

I believe we are going to try to have our quilts done by September to show you. There are several of us that were trading blocks so it will be a bit of a quilt show!

Even though we were working from our stashes, a little fabric was purchased here and there (like every month)  What to do with this pile of scraps I've accumulated?


Well start a new quilt of course!  I love this colour combination so decided on half square triangles with grey/cream on one side and all the other colours we used on the other  : )


I'm liking it so far.  Speaking of these colours, someone dropped off some fabrics at Katja's for me when I wasn't there. The shop was crazy busy and Katja just can't remember who it was. Some days are like that!  Thanks so much whoever you are.  I love them  (maybe you could e-mail me so I can thank you properly?)

Have a great week end


26 comments:

Debbie said...

These are really lovely - what a fun swap!

Lisa said...

I have enjoyed seeing the progress of the blocks. I love the colors and can't wait to see the finished quilts and also your new quilt. The options for design are endless doing the HST in the color/low volume combo!

quiltmania said...

You and Cindy are both going to have fabulous quilts when you are finished!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

I just love the colors in your swap! These are going to be gorgeous quilts!

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

A beautiful assortment!

cockney blonde said...

Fabulous blocks, x

Kim said...

Why of course you make another quilt out of all those pretty scraps...I would expect nothing less from you, Carla. Those blocks are gorgeous....again!! I hope that we get to have a bo peep at the finished quilts in your virtual quilt show!!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Delicious! I can't wait to see the finished quilt.........and, what you do with the HSTs!

Sarah said...

I agree - all those colors are grand together. The backing is absolutely PERFECT!

Gina said...

what a perfect backing for the quilt!! that is one of my favorite color combos. the monthly swapping is done but the quilt will be a sweet reminder!!

Patchwork and Play said...

It has been a fun swap, hasn't it?! I am looking forward to playing with my blocks to get my quilt into a top!

Karen McIsaac said...

Beautiful...as always...loving the grey cream and green's.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Whoever came up with this swap idea - it was brilliant! Can't wait to see all of the blocks together.

Kate said...

Look forward to seeing the final quilts. Also, loving the wip

Nat at Made in Home said...

These blocks are so lovely! Cannot wait to see them all the quilts finished!

Anne said...

I really can't wait to see your finished quilts. Still my favorite color scheme. I might just borrow it when it's my turn at the MidCentury bee.

Jodi said...

I love these blocks, Carla, and your beach house quilts, and your arrow blocks and your bee blocks, etc., etc.! I love your way of combining fabrics altogether! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too - we love visitors, don't we? It's so much fun!

Cath said...

I am with you on those colours....just up my alley! They turned into lovely blocks. I will be keeping an eye out for the "quilt Show".

Needled Mom said...

They have all been wonderful. I can't wait to see the finished quilts.

Teresa in Music City said...

Your blocks are simply beautiful!! I really love your color combination and the second "scrap" quilt will be perfect!

Sandra said...

Isn't it unbelievable, that it's almost over??? It is such a great feeling when the postman arrives with the swap-blocks... I love the colors of your blocks and it is a wonderful idea to use the scraps for another quilt!

Annabella said...

All good things come to an end I guess and your blocks are beautiful!

Live a Colorful Life said...

The blocks are beautiful. So...I'm going to order the exact same fabric for my backing! (How much did you get?) And I can hardly wait to see what you do with the HSTs. I'm sure it will be stunning!

Gramma Quilter said...

Cant wait to see those quilts!

Christine said...

I'm so disappointed that you are done with these blocks! I looked forward to seeing each set. Now I will just have to anticipate seeing the big quilt reveal... which I'm sure will put me over the edge and I'll actually have to figure out how to do my own! :) They are gorgeous.

OPQuilt said...

Count on you to make "silk out of a sow's ear," or rather, a "quilt out of a basket of scraps." Can't wait to see how it all fits together. And it's fun to see your final swap; I can hardly wait until the September reveal!

Elizabeth