To bring you something else. It's been quite a while since I participated in a swap. I found that in many instances some of the other swappers didn't put much effort into the swap, and many times, didn't even follow the swap guidelines. But, recently I came upon a swap that really intrigued me. It's a Brown Bag Swap. You swap 2 yards of fabric with someone, and by using 90% of those fabrics, combined with your stash and one new fabric, you make a quilt (size is your choice) to keep. You must post a photo by March 1. It sounded like a lot of fun, so I joined.
I got my fabrics in the mail while I was on vacation, along with a note from my swap-mate. They are from a collection by Connecting Threads, and surprisingly enough, I had some of these fabrics in my stash. These are the fabrics I received. I looked them over, and was having a hard time deciding what to do. So, I went over to Connecting Threads and there I found a book of Rose of Sharon blocks. I wanted to do something I could hand sew (since I'm tired of the grandmother's garden blocks) and decided to order the book and do a Rose of Sharon quilt. I think these fabrics will make beautiful Rose of Sharon blocks. You know I'll share as I get these finished.