Friday, May 15, 2009

Swap Time

I've signed up for my first online swap -- this one is with Twiddletails -- it's a swap of scrappy nine-patch blocks. These are the ones that I'm contributing.

I've never participated in an online swap before, but I have done it a few times in my guild. It's always fun to see the different blocks and fabrics that get passed around. However, most of the blocks wind up just sitting in my "to do" pile because I never really have any plans for them and I don't really need more quilts for myself right now.

What I've decided to do with the blocks I receive from this swap is to make a Project Linus quilt. I found a couple of nice fabrics in my guild's stash that would work nicely as another set of blocks for this swap, so I'll include those, too. Once I get everyone's swap blocks back in a couple of months, I'm sure I'll be able to find some sashing, border, binding, and backing fabric in the guild's stash as well that will finish up the job and make a very nice charity quilt. And my friend (the keeper of the guild's stash) will be happy that more of the donated fabric has found a new home.

3 comments:

Jackie said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Project Linus can always benefit from more lovely quilts.

Susan said...

I love this idea, Anya!

Barb said...

It is always good to have a plan with Swap Blocks...most times mine stay in the plastic tub much too long! Project Linus is a very good choice, and your blocks are sweet, not a surprise with this fact!