Sunday, January 23, 2011

block exchange by ruth

So tomorrow starts Ruth's Block Exchange and of course, I'm still getting my act together. This little number was my block last year. It actually makes two blocks per set. I asked my fellow Block Exchangers to put this block together, then return the other pieces to me.

I mixed up the rest of the pieces, then put them together. Since I have 20 blocks of each, and would really like 45, so the layout is 5X9 blocks, I'm doing this block again for Ruth's Block Exchange ... I know, I live on the edge.

I had some plans to do another block but I made one, and the next thing I knew, I had five done ... oops.

BE meets once a month, at yep, Ruth's house, January through September. Tomorrow's meeting will involve me complaining that someone has too many pieces in their block (not Linda though, she says her's is easy peasy). I think this is the tenth year that I've been involved in this exchange, and it's been going on longer than that.

I'm continually challenged to create something that hasn't been done before, use fabrics or a technique I haven't used in the past in this group. I'm sure this year will be no different.

The Block Exchangers is a great group of women to be around ... I always have tons of fun!

Next up: Tutorial for this block.


Ruth said...

Yay - I'm psyched about seeing everyone's blocks tonite. I love the first night of block exchange! :)

Anonymous said...

Mine's easy too. Only 9 pieces, all squares and rectangles.

Carol Sc said...

Mine's easy, too --- you can empty your scraps (Ha! by making many, many blocks!) --- it does have quite a few pieces --- all squares and rectangles. I love the quilts you've made with last year's exchange --- so colorful and cheerful! See you tonight.

Cyndee said...

Mine is the easiest. Only squares and I cut all the fabrics for you. I timed myself and they can be done in 15 minutes or less.

Terry said...

Mine will be as easy or as hard as you want to make it...and that's all I"m saying until tonight!