Friday, April 07, 2006

More 9 patches?

Ok, I admit it, I'm a slow sewer. I'm impressed with people who do a quilt top every few days. By the time I get home from work and make myself some dinner (I've been trying to stay away from fast food) it's time to do housework or laundry, then suddenly it's bedtime, and no quilting done.

However, I have been working on MORE 9-patch blocks for my guild swap. I feel obligated to do one every month, since I do the website for the guild, I pretty much HAVE to do at least one block to use for graphics for the instructions. :) Besides, I'm the Block of the Month person, if I don't do it, how can I expect any one else to? This month I've made a bunch, I'll keep one set of each color, and take the rest in to swap for more colors, so I'll end up with a whole pile of scrappy blocks for my border.

Here's the problem I'm hoping some of you with more guild experience can help with:

We're going to do a 9-patch swap for the BOM for April. What's the best and most fair and FUN way to get a large group of people to swap blocks? I don't want to just lay them out on a table and have a 'run for the blocks' kinda thing. Everyone can bring as many blocks as they want, they're supposed to go home with as many blocks as they came with. When I took a show of hands as to who might be interested in a 9-patch swap, there were around 50 people. Not sure that many people will actually follow thru and make blocks, but even if it's 30 of us with 10 blocks each....

Any suggestions?

3 comments:

Rosanne said...

I've found that swaps go a lot better when everybody does the same number of blocks... too much thinking involved, otherwise!

cher said...

our guild does quarterly winnings of blocks made ...for each block you make, you get a chance to win-the more blocks..the more winners...not much help huh?

Joanne said...

I don't have any suggestions, but I wanted to tell you I love your web pages! Your cats look like they are a barrel of fun!
(I like 9 patch blocks, too -- you can never have too many 9 patch quilts!).

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