Monday, April 5, 2010

A New Month ... New Scrappy String Swap Blocks

A new month means it is time to sew and send April's swap blocks. Here are the Scrappy String Blocks I made to send to Betty on Block Central. Betty chose "deep dark gold" for the center strips for her blocks. Swap requirements stipulate that it must be a solid or "read as a solid" fabric. I looked through my stash and did not find anything that I thought fit the color and other criteria so I bought a 1/4 yard strip of a beautiful dark gold Fusion from a nearby quilt shop. These blocks are a great way to use of those long thin strip scraps left from other projects. I had a lot of fun making these and hope Betty likes them, too. May she make a lovely quilt with all the "squishies" that will find their way to her mailbox this month. I now have a pile of envelopes to mail and need to get to the post office very soon!

... back to my sewing machine ... :-) Pat


  1. i love all the colors, what a great combo and fun project!

  2. Oh Pat, your blocks are so pretty. I have mine ready to go for Betty too. Can't wait until it's my turn.

  3. Ooo, I like Betty's choice. It seems to go with all the colors, no matter what they are. That's going to be very nice when it's done.

  4. Thanks. my quilty pals. I liked this choice for center strips a lot, too. Betty is such an experienced quilter she just knows what will be a good thing. I did pull a lot of my oriental scraps from the pile and those with metallic gold as I know she loves these fabrics.

    My month is next!!! I picked "medium country green" for my center strips. I love green!! I am looking foward to seeing what everyone does with this color choice ... and to getting the squishies in the mail!!

    :-) Pat

  5. Great stuff pat, just catching up here, fun to see what you've been up to.


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