Kensington -- Your blocks look great and I love the colors.
No need to send other fabrics...everyone sends the fat 1/8th and it's up to the receiver to use their fabric to make the rest of the block with. That way everyone has the same amount to work with and everyone sends out the same amount.
I LOVED when I got a note attached that indicated --
What color scheme they were heading for (some only wanted "whites / creams or certain colors used in their blocks -- I asked to use just the colors in the fabric-- nothing clashing) or if it was a truly an "up to you".
Top to be used for (Male, Female, Child, Teen, Charity, etc)...helped to decide on block to make -- Didn't want to send a "kitty" for a tough guy :)
The notes that includes their full name, board name and mailing address were even better in case the envelope got separated.
You'll love the spreadsheet that April sends with your names -- it has everything you need to track your progress! I also took pictures of the fabrics and put them in the list too as an easy reference for me (but I'm weird) along with pictures of the blocks I made for them and the blocks I received from them.
I thought I had posted on here. But, I can't find it. I am in for a small group. I just got out of the hospital with stomach inflamation and a urinary tract infection. I am glad to be home.
I love your practice blocks Kensington, they are very nice! I made a lap quilt with my practice blocks, but I always have a few blocks waiting to be made into a quilt top.
I really like the letters with the F8, it helps tell you a little about who you are swapping with and what they would like. And adding a address label to your finished block really helps too.
very nice blocks. you will enjoy this swap. I go thru my books as I open an envelope and find what I feel matches the fabric they sent and then find the fabric to coordinate with theirs(the best that I can). I love getting notes from people, even tho I don't tend to do that. I don't usually make the same block twice unless I am getting behind and want to push a few out. I love this swap and can't wait to start again.
Beautiful practice blocks! I am working through more PMs now :)
April, was thinking of you today while listening to an old Kenny Loggins song Isabella's Eyes. I almost named my little girl Isabella. It came down to that or Genavieve and her dad went for the traditional more I guess. I think they are both beautiful names :) and from the pic, both are beautiful girls too. Only mine is a tad larger by a whole bunch of years. She turns 21 in just over a week. College, Army, Culinary school.. look what you have to look forward too. Start selling those quilts NOW kids are expensive!
Kensington, your quilt blocks are very beautiful. Soothing colors. Love it!
oh yeah and April, thanks for doing all this I imagine matching partners is a bit harder too. Do you randomly pick groups or do you do it by skill levels? curiosity makes me ask. A crazy job maintaining all that without going nuts.