Remember the massive quilt block swap I held last February, running through May? I received over 1,758 plus blocks, mixing and redistributing them among 77 quilters!
It was a huge job that I spaced out over a month or longer. I stacked them on my dining room table by color, and filled special requests first (all pink blocks or patriotic colors).
I've finally finished quilting and binding the blocks I received in the swap, and I couldn't be happier... it couldn't be scrappier.
It's really meaningful to me to have a quilt that includes blocks sewn by my community... my people! You can see some of their finishes with the hashtag #lowvolumeplusswap.
Confession: It's really hard for me to choose a good binding. I sometimes sew on an entire binding, then rip it off and try again.
The binding fabric I chose is from the Folk Melody collection from Blend Fabrics. Here it is with some other prints from the same line! I love this fabric, and I'm really happy with it for the binding. I think it would make a cute baby quilt for a music lover.
My friend Veronica helped me with the photoshoot at a local playground. When I picked up my son later that day, he saw the pictures and yelled out "play-gwound!" I think he was in disbelief that mommy went to play without him.
To remedy that, I spread out the quilt on mommy and daddy's queen bed...
And let him jump on it! Here's the little dude rolling around with his puppy, not a care in the world.