Friday, November 29, 2013

November Friendship X and + Swap

Oh, it's so much fun swapping X and + blocks with Susan every month! Our Friendship Quilt is growing!! If you missed the guidelines for the swap and would like to join us, you can read all about it in this post. It's not too late; you can begin anytime! 
To refresh your memory, here's the Design Seed photo that we are using as our color inspiration for the blocks. Suz and I are taking turns choosing 3 colors to feature in the blocks each month.
For November, Susan chose fall colors of orange, brown and aqua. (Even though in Melbourne, where she lives, it is springtime!) We each make four different blocks plus  an identical twin set to send to the other. Here are my November twinsies...
Susan sent me these gorgeous blocks to mix in with mine!  I just love those orange ducks geese swans birds! (Whatever they are!)
Don't you think that our blocks play well together? Susan thinks my fabrics are more wild than hers...hmmm...I just am not seeing that!
We are up to 16 blocks now, with two months behind us. Our goal is to make 64 blocks for a lap sized quilt. 
Come back the last Friday in December to see what 3 colors I'm choosing for our next set of twinsies. But first, check out Susan's photos and post!If you are participating in the swap, please leave a comment letting me know how it's going as well as a link to your blog post. Here's the Flickr link if you'd like to see more pretty X and + blocks.

Lolly Quiltz
More swapping going on here:


  1. Good morning Carla. This is such a fun swap! Your blocks all look great together. I am enjoying the swap immensely, but you already knew that : )

  2. I just love how your blocks are coming along Carla. The dark brown/black is such a nice contrast thrown in with all those great colors. Sort of wish I had played along now.

  3. This is a can't-go-wrong swap. Love the colors and the great variety of prints. It's really fun to see how each of yours works with the other's.

  4. I think you girls are having a ton of fun! I love the touch of brown you are using, really adds a pop to the blocks. Can't wait to see more.

  5. Hi. I'm loving the swap.
    Your blocks are looking wonderful.
    just did a post about it.

  6. I really, really like these blocks. What fun you must be having.

  7. Hi Carla,
    this swap is so much fun - thank you for the idea! I love the x and + block, it is easy to sew but looks so interesting. I bet we all will have wonderful quilts in the end!!!

  8. I'm just now getting around to seeing all the swappers, and I love the set that you and Susan are building. it's fun and lively and makes me want to keep sewing up these twinsets. Thanks for the inspiration!