This week I got fabric cut for 3 Farmer's Wife blocks, but since that's as far as they've gotten I'm sharing my summer quilting project today. I've been a huge fan of Lee Heinrich who blogs over at Freshly Pieced and is one of the authors of Vintage Quilt Revival. A few weeks ago she shared that Stephanie from Late Night Quilter and Sandra from One Million Stitches where hosting a friendship block swap for Lee's Supernova Quilt. (The first swap isn't until June 15th so there's still time to sign up if you want to join in the fun!) I really like the fact that everyone can either sign up with a partner or get assigned a partner and the two of you stay together for the whole event. Every month you make two blocks. You keep one and send the other to your partner (who does the same thing.)
This is Lee's Supernova.
*I want to say a special word of thanks to her for letting me use this image.
My partner is Cheryl from Sweet Dreams Quilting. When Stephanie e-mailed us to let us know we'd been partnered up she said she felt like she was setting up a blind date. All she knew about either of us was that we liked cool colors and a grey background. I suggested to Cheryl that we use a fat quarter bundle of Bohemian Anesonia and she liked it. Since the bundle only has 14 fat quarters we're also adding in some solids. Each block calls for 5-7 fabrics. I think I'm going to add a 6th fabric to each block (maybe use the same one for all of the centers) but this is my starting line-up.
You might notice that I have 6 bundles of fabric. Lee's Supernova pattern is made of 9 blocks. I really like the quilts that other people have made using 12 blocks. When I talked with Cheryl about it she agreed that a rectangle quilt would be more useful for her too so we're going to exchange an extra block one of the months. I can't wait for my background fabric to show up so that I can start sewing up some of these blocks.