Here's the Design Seed pallet that Suz and I are going to base our fabric choices on:Friendship x and + Swap Guidelines:!. Pick a friend to swap with: An invisible one (blogging friend that you have never met in real life) even!2. Pick a pallet for your blocks (we used Design Seeds to find ours). Or decide to just go scrappy.3. Check out Amy Badskirt's tutorial to learn how to make the block.4. Add the Friendship x and + button to your blog sidebar.5. Decide how many total blocks you want for your quilts. Suz and I are going with 64 blocks and will be dividing them out for 8 months, making 8 each month.6. Every month you will make a set of blocks for yourself and an identical set for your swap partner. She will do the same for you. In my case, then, I will make 4 different xand+ blocks and an identical set of 4 to mail to Suz. With the 4 she sends me that month, I will have 8 blocks for that month.7. Blog about your blocks on the LAST FRIDAY of each month. Also, feel free to use Instagram with the hashtag #friendshipxandplusswap to show off your block and color pallet.
I have even pulled a few fabrics that might work for my first set of blocks. We have also decided to used text or solid white for the background pieces.
Does this sound like fun? If so, and you are game to create identical quilts with a quilting buddy (invisible or not) please comment letting me know. Susan is posting about the swap also. (Be sure to visit her blog and say "hi".) Here's the button and html code, if you decide to join us and would like to add it to your blog. (The button was designed by Homemade Ginger.)