[sorry for the dark photo--I'll get a better one when it's finished & not night & not overcast]
This was a fun fabric swap that my quilt friends and I did a couple of years back. The pattern is "Long Road Home" by Red Crinoline Quilts. My friends and I swapped the neutral alternating blocks and strips of shirtings and dark/mediums for the pieced blocks. I think this was the fourth fabric swap we did and I also think I'm the last one to finish up this quilt. Instead of a red solid for the setting triangles, I'm using a yummy purple tone-on-tone floral. This is a warm and cozy looking quilt--perfect for cold winter nights.
Have you done a fabric swap with friends? It's a great way to make quilts that call for lots of different fabrics. It's also a great way to use fabrics that are a bit outside of your box. It's also helpful to have a math wizard in your swap. We had Kristie, who figured out the math and created charts with participants, how many strips of fabric to cut, etc.
More tomorrow. I need to get busy on my Christmas cards before Christmas is over LOL.