Saw something that I thought would be fun...

I was watching "Simply Quilts" yesterday and they had a really neat story on. It sounded like a lot of fun. There was a group of 18 quilters on there they called the "rad swappers". What they do is they have a deadline to meet to make 18 identical blocks with a preset block size, block pattern and color palette. Other than that they are free to do as they wish with the blocks. Then when they have the blocks done each person gets one of the other's blocks, so that they have 18 different blocks. Then they have to assemble a quilt top out of all of the blocks. It was really neat to see how many different quilts could be made all from the same 18 blocks. I wish there were pictures to show you, but hgtv.com didn't have any on their site. I wish I knew enough people who like to quilt to try something like that! You'd have to have enough people, and the right number so that you could actually have enough blocks to make up a top. I'm afraid the 3 or 4 people that I know who like to quilt just wouldn't be enough! LOL There'd be like 5 blocks! LOL Sounded like fun, though!

Speaking of quilting, on to the yellow and blue quilt. I got 13 of the 35 nine patch blocks done. Strip piecing is pretty cool. The blocks turn out so much nicer than if I had just tried to patch the 9 patches together. Hopefully I can get the rest done by Saturday so that I can start putting the top together then. Can't wait! That will be fun!

2 comments:

amandajean said...

that does sound like fun....Now I am thinking on this as well...hmmm. Although I have to admit that making 18 of the same exact block would probably drive me out of my mind. I am that way with rubber stamping too, can't make too many of one design!

Roxanne said...

What a neat idea! I bet all those people don't really know each other anyway. I would offer to be #5 for you, but trust me you wouldn't want whatever I came up with!!!