My sub group did a Pass The Bag project last year, and I was too busy to participate. Every month I felt left out because I really liked what I saw developing.
This year, we decided on a star block. It only requires 2 contrasting fat quarters to get 2 large and 2 small blocks. The pattern was drawn onto freezer paper, then ironed onto the top piece of fabric, then cut apart...no seam allowances.
I decided that I was definitely going to participate this year. I chose batiks for my own project, and put a note in the bag asking that I get the left over fabric from the fat quarters. I always want a larger quilt, so not only will the leftovers help with increasing the size, they will provide a place of rest for the eye and/or a really great border.
It's only the first round so far, so yesterday I worked on the next blocks, blue and gold. I am also making more batik blocks for my own project so that I will get the larger quilt I want.
Here are the finished small blocks:
And here are the larger blocks, ready to sew:
We are not supposed to trim the blocks, so that the recipient can decide how to place them and what size to trim them down to.
I think it's going to be great fun to see what everyone comes up with. Now, how am I going to quilt this....??