In June I was partnered with the lovely Sue B, the esteemed organiser of our Block Swap. Sue asked for any block in grey, yellow, black and white. Now grey is not a colour I've used much of and I wasn't too hopeful when I dug into my stash until I found some fabric I bought way back when I first started quilting as it was on sale and I just loved it.
Its quite a dark grey though so I hope its okay! I have to say I love the way it looks when mixed with the yellow, black and white. My nephew loves yellow and black so I think this may end up being made up into a quilt for him at some stage now!
Anyway then came picking the block. I came across this one on Quilter's Cache. Its called Blackford's Beauty. As I hadn't made it before I decided to make a block for my own swap quilt in black, red and white and practice it before making Sue's block. Here is my block:
And here's the one I made for Sue B!
I'm always amazed at how much of a difference the choice of fabrics makes to the finished result!
Sue has emailed me since I started this post and let me know she does like it, phew!
Today in the mail I received Sue's block. And not only a block which is lovely but also some handy swatches of fabric and a cute little bookmark made using selvedges. What a lovely surprise!
A closeup of the bookmark. It has the black and red fabric on the back.
I love reading so it will be put to good use! Thanks so much Sue!
Another Block Swap done and dusted, bring on the next one!
Thanks for reading my blog today,