Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Different Kind of Swap

Apparently, the Bee Sewcial members who were able to meet up at QuiltCon decided we should have a swap! Of course it couldn't be any routine kind of swap! When I heard what they had in mind, I think I had two simultaneous thoughts: 1) well that's different! and 2) oh, this will be fun! The inspiration was solids or prints: low volume background, with a pop of colour. The plan was to each make a single original design, then cut it up to share a piece with each of our bee-mates.

I started by doing different small improv blocks, which I really liked, but I just lost momentum.



So I chose one block I really loved, and made several larger ones (9" square).



I pieced six blocks together and then .... as directed, I cut it all up.


So I've got 5" squares cut from a single work, plenty to send one to each of my bee-mates plus keep a couple for myself. Once we all receive the snippets from the other participants, we'll make our own creations with little pieces from each other. I can't wait for that day.

Check out #beesewcialswap to see more....

18 comments:

  1. Oh, that sounds like a really fun idea and I look forward to seeing how it comes together!

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  2. Another brilliant idea from you, Debbie! I hope you show everyone's results here.

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  3. That is really neat! Love the idea!

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  4. oh I like that idea and can't wait to see more!

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  5. What a clever idea! So, you could cut your snippets to share any size? This really does sound like fun!

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  6. I thought this was a fun idea

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  7. this is a really neat idea

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  8. How fun! I can't wait to see how this turns out.

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  9. I really love the looks of this one!

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  10. What a fun idea ! I can't wait to see the result.

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  11. I love yours, can't wait to receive my little bit. :) Currently working on mine, will share photos soon!

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  12. So great! Love this concept.

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  13. Your sharing blocks are so cute! What a great idea. I love what you started with as well! Please, please, please share what you get from your Beemates!

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  14. I like this idea a lot. So looking forward to seeing how it ends up. Meanwhile, tucking this away in my mental bag of tricks for when something unique is needed.

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  15. I LOVE how they look cut up AND together! You can't go wrong!!

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  16. Can't wait to see how this works out. Very interesting.

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  17. Love this idea. I really like your choice of block and how it cuts up. Very cool.

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