Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ideas rattling around

 Another way to use 15 minutes... These are Japanese silks I picked up in Houston. 
I stuck them up just to look at them ...  They don' t stick as nicely to my wall,
so that alone took 15 minutes!

 I started by pulling out my dupioni's to add to them, then started making various pinwheels...
Japanese, Kitchen sink, ragamuffin quilt emerging...
not sure where exactly it's leading me, but I will keep

playing to find out!

What 15 minutes projects are you working on?

They had a nice exhibit in Houston, showing three quilts by three different people
from BLOCK EXCHANGES...  They all started with the same blocks and they all finished them off in a their own unique way.

I was trying to think of a way we could do that as a larger group, 
to get more of you involved that are not in the Bee.

Or we could add a second round of the bee for 12 others, if your interested.

Tell me your thoughts, and whose game.

PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES... 
I'm sorry I can't contact some of you...

2nd BEE is FULL.
no more spots are available at this time.
You are welcome to still join the site and post along with us, making your 15 minute blocks...
stay tuned for some weekly challenges.

15 comments:

Melinda said...

I would love to join a bee if you decide to have another one.

Jorie said...

I would love to join in!

QuiltSwissy said...

I love the idea. If there is a space on that one I would love to be there as well!

glen: I think multiple groups of 12s on the same project are possible too.

QuiltSwissy said...

PS. One of my guilds did something similar. Each month someone presented a block patter to the group. And all year we made blocks. Then you were on your own as to how to put them together in a quilt. Very creative!

We also did a batik fabric trade and made quilts from the similar fabrics.

Then we did a 5 1/2 inch square exchange and everyone made quilts from 141 of the same fabrics in 5 1/2 inch squares! We had 16 quilts show up at the end. Amazingly there were two nearly identical quilts using the same pattern!

But it was totally amazing to see how different the quilts were.

I have also done a swap where you made a thousand blocks and swapped the blocks with everyone. Not really that many but it seemed like a huge amount.

Nifty Quilts said...

I am loving this exchange stuff so much. I'd be up for a second bee, but if there are 12 others who aren't in the current one, they should get first dibs.

Cindy said...

I'd love to join in too!

Laura said...

I would love to be in a bee. The red blocks everyone made for Nifty are wonderful! Fun, fun, fun. I would love a round robin type, too, where you start it and send it along and each person adds to the quilt.

Sara said...

I would enjoy joining either type of group, but would prefer an exchange between 12 rather than round robin.

Jessica said...

Count me in for a 2nd bee~
I'd also love to play along for other types of exchanges...

Mary-Frances said...

A block exchange or 2nd bee sounds like great fun, I'm in.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Really cool silks! I've been too timid to wander away from cotton fabrics, but seeing yours makes it really tempting.

23rdspiral said...

as i'm preparing to move house i dont think i've the time for people to depend on me untill the new year. sorry!

Alexis said...

I would love to join a swap or bee too!

LOVE those silks V- what a find!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

the 2nd BEE filled very quickly. there are no spots left at this time. but stay tuned for more weekly challenges to play along, you may still join the site to post along and play!

Sujata said...

How about that? I think we are just having too much fun!