One of the quilting group's I participate in have an annual Birthday Block Swap in which members can participate in. Its really a fun swap where each participant selects a block and personalizes it with her choice of fabrics and/or colors. Then when their birthday comes around, each participant send her a block they made just for her. Who doesn't enjoy receiving squishies in the mail?
My selection for this year is called Queen Charlotte's Crown and I've chosen Batiks in shades of purple, yellow/orange, and fuschia.
One of the swap's requirements is each participant has to make a sample of the block. The purpose of this is to ensure the block's instructions are accurate and it also allows the recipient to show the other participants what they want. Above is my sample. I just love how well the colors go together.
I drew the block in Electic Quilt so I could play around with the colors and quilt layouts. Above is what my end quilt will look like after I've assembled all of my blocks.
What do you think?