This is just a temporary discussion I posted so we can kick around some ideas for next year's Birthday Swap. (I will delete this discussion after we make the final decision of what we will do for our upcoming swap and you can sign up to participate in the new discussion when we make a decision!)
So, Ladies- when you are brainstorming.....anything goes! What are some suggestions for next year's swap??
In 2009 we kicked off our new Iowa Quilter's group with a "Friendship Swap" of 5" charms of three dark fabrics and three light fabrics!
Here are the BIRTHDAY SWAPS we've had thus far:
2010- Three 2 1/2" strips in Red/Black/White OR Brown/Teal/Cream OR Scrappy.
2011- One 12 1/2" block of your choice made using the Birthday Girl's three color choices (or theme of their choice: such as 30's reproduction, Civil War prints).
2012- One FQ of Birthday Girl's choice of fabrics (Orientals, Halloween, 30s, Jewel Tone batiks, Fall fabrics, etc).
2013- Two 2 1/2" strips in brights OR black/whites---along with a copy of a strip pattern.
2014- Two 10" squares in Birthday Girl's choice of colors.
2015- One 12 1/2" HOUSE block square in bright OR subdued OR realistic fabrics
2016- Hmmm...we must not have done a swap since I have no info for that year. I looked back in our IQ Discussion Groups for our 2016 Birthday Swap and found none!
2017- One "Saw Tooth Star" with different center done in Birthday Girl's color choices.
2018- five "Nine Patch" blocks done with five dark fabrics and four light fabrics...no color choices ("You get what you get!")
***Remember- do NOT sign up for next year's birthday swap here...just BRAINSTORM!***
This would involve the Birthday Girl picking two colors and the background color used for the thin strips of fabric (white, cream, black). Again- another easy block to construct!
I like this one too Lynne and yes I think it would make sense to make 2 putting the fabric in reverse order
I totally agree with making TWO of these blocks for the Birthday Girl- using the same fabrics but in a positive/negative format (in other words: reverse the colors of each block). I think it makes an 8 1/2" block. Since it is a smaller block, it would be beneficial to make two so the Birthday Girl wouldn't have to make so many extra blocks on her own in order to get a decent sized quilt.
If this block was chosen we wold need to pick a theme (30's, Jewel tones, Autumn fabrics, Orientals, Polka Dot fabrics) and a background color (white, black, etc).
Super easy block and we all have 2 1/2" strips hanging out in our stash!! LOL
This was one of the first blocks I think I saved on Pinterest!
I like this one too!
This block would be super easy since you would only be using two different fabrics (focus fabric & background) cut in 2 1/2" strips. Once again- you probably have some 2 1/2" strips already in your stash waiting to be sewn into a project!! :)
This one would be stress-free...strips and two colors...how easy is that?
I wouldn't hate this one