Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Need to Share My Love of Roosters

Sometimes I see a pattern that makes me think of others; I see a "Team Effort" waiting to happen. That's what happened to me when I saw this quilt pattern. I thought, "that would make a great Block Swap" quilt. But man, I gotta tell you, sometimes you swap blocks and half of them are "WHAT?" Don't even pretend you don't know what I am talking about. You so do. If you have ever been in a block swap, ever, I KNOW you know what I am talking about! Don't even play it... I have yet to meet a swapper who hasn't been burned, at least once. OK, so here is what I propose. I am going to make this quilt and invite fifteen other quilters to join me, but because I have been burned in the past, I am only going to swap my little treasures with fifteen appliqué lovers who have experience (turn under or blanket stitch only, no zigzag stitches), and can commit to sharing only their best work. Best Work only!!!
If that's YOU, email me for details.
This quilt is gorgeous. patterns can be preordered here: Creve Coer . You can order the pattern even of you're not in the swap. We won't be using the fabrics pictured.


Barb said...

I love this quilt but will pass on the swap...been burned a few times myself.

Wonky Girl said...

The quilt will be wonderfull when finished. I have swapped a bunch and yes, some people do sloppy work and send crappy fabrics. Hand applique is not my cup of tea but it will be fun to see your swapped blocks.

Jenny said...

I'll just gloss over the whole swap idea...people would have to burn my squares!

I wanted to take a second, though, this morning to wish you a Hoppy Easter filled with joy and jelly beans.

It might be hard to find the joy today, but look's in there somewhere!

Erin said...

Love this quilt...very nice..