So this year the local guild that belong to decided to do a monthly blind swap of 12 -3.5 inch squares. Every month, we get a random bag of 12 squares from someone else and by the end of the year, we will have a finished quilt. These are the charms I received in December:
Did I mention that this exchange was with my traditional guild? No pearl bracelets here:). (Of course, I didn’t give out any mirror ball dots or AMH squares either. I chose a traditional looking charm pack from my stash and cut 12 blocks down to 3.5 inches). I’m hoping this exercise helps me grow. Some of the quilts that I find most beautiful have some odd fabric pairings. I decided to pair the red and blue squares with a scrappy selection of tan/cream and white fabrics and make HSTs for now:
That lower right fabric is Osnaburg (a linen looking cotton). I have seen some beautiful quilts made by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen using Osnaburg so I have been stalking JoAnn’s for months and finally found some. Have you ever tried it in your quilts?