Friday 11 March 2011

The First Block Swap

The first block swap I was involved in was in 2007. It had ten members and we all made the same block, (although due to fabric placement they all looked very different).  We decided on a very bright multi-coloured fabric for our inspiration.  After the blocks were swapped, how the quilt was put together was up to the individual.

Below are two quilts made from the same blocks, but put together in very different ways.

This one is Bronwyn’s quilt.  I love the way she creatively arranged the blocks.

I quilted it for her, and had a lot of fun doing so.

This one is mine, and I pieced it with alternative blocks and used lots of bright fabrics.

I quilted it with an allover freehand curl pattern as the quilt was so busy it didn’t need anything too fancy.


  1. I love the way one block can look so different.

  2. That is one of the things I love most about quilting!