Wednesday, November 13, 2019

New Block Swap

I'm so excited to participate in another of Barb's quilt block swaps! I thought it might be fun to take a look back at some of the previous swap projects.
Bow Tie Block Swap quilt

This is my Repro Bow Tie quilt, which is one of my favourite quilts. It was made from the blocks I received in Barb's 2015 swap. I added some half size blocks for the top and bottom borders and finished the quilt in 2016. I enjoyed every single moment of hand quilting this beauty!

Red Repro Broken Dishes block swap
Then in 2016 the block for the swap was Red Repro Broken Dishes! I finished this quilt in 2018 and used a pattern by Hyacinth Quilt Design. This one was machine quilted and is also one of my favourite quilts!

The swap in 2018 was the Churn Dash block and I received so many fantabulous blocks

Churn Dash block swap
I combined the churn dashes  with 9 patch blocks to make this wonderful quilt top. It's still at the flimsy stage because I can't decide about a border. Even looking at it today I am undecided! I love it as is, but also have so many border ideas. Maybe I should just go ahead and finish it, since one year later I still haven't decided?!

Which brings me to the 2019 swap. You have to be quick to get yourself on the swap list, and this year I was too slow signing up to get in the repro group, so I am in the "modern" group. The block this year is sawtooth stars and here are my fabric purchases - I bought yardage, not the bolts! If the Honeysuckle becomes too much for me, I bought some Ultra Marine to calm down!

I don't think I am a "modern" quilter at all, but I do love a challenge, and I love colour... so let's do this thing!
Here's my first test block. Do you think the Honeysuckle is bright enough?!? LOL
Okay... 30 more to sew!


Barb said...

What fun to see all your swap quilts! they are all wonderful.
Your modern block is terrific and I hope working with modern fabrics will be fun this time.
May I post your block swaps on my FB page to inspire others?

Chris said...

I love the secondary design the Churn Dash and Nine Patch created.

Amy said...

I love Barb's swaps, and am in the modern this year too! Looking forward to January! Love that you've finished yours. I need to quilt my broken dishes, and then use the bowties and the churn dashes. (I am using the 9 patches in a Pat Speth quilt, but there are a lot left.)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love using the old retro patterns and yours are great

Nann said...

I'm in the modern stars group for this year! I had to go out and buy solid white. (Such a hardship, going fabric shopping.) I've used the churn dashes in several projects and have more in the box.

Nann said...

P.S. I really, really like the nine-patch and churn dash quilt!

kupton52 said...

Rats! Missed it again...both swaps filled! Sigh! Yes...your block is bright enough! It is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your blocks as you make them and your finished quilt.

Julierose said...

Just lovely swap quilts--all of them--and I really like your color choices for the Modern group this time... the ultra marine may add just the right touch..;))) hugs, Julierose

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those are great quilts! Enjoy this year's Swap.

Chantal said...

Wonderful quilts, Kathy. Yes, you do need to finish this gorgeous Churn Dash/9 Patch quilt. It's too awesome to stay hidden. I haven't done anything yet with my Churn Dash swap. Enjoy the newest swap. ;^)

Janet O. said...

Such great quilts from your swap blocks. I am especially loving the churn dash top. It will look good whether you border it or not.
I think your first modern block turned out very well--maybe you are a modern quilter after all.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great tops, but I really like the churn dash/9 patch blocks. It's fine without borders.