Sunday, July 8, 2007

Fair and Square Exchange Blocks

I joined a great exchange called Fair and Square. With each rotation we are partnered with a different person and we exchange 3" designs stitched on a 7 x 7 piece of 32 ct linen. In addition we send a "signature" square. What each person does with these squares is up to them. Some may make a "Friendship Quilt" while others may use the blocks and make individual treasures: Pinkeeps, Tin Toppers, Pin Cushions, etc. I know of one participant who is going to showcase her squares by constructing a Friendship Book, much like the Sampler Book designed by Erica Michaels.

Rotation #1 is now coming to a close and it will not be long before we begin the 2nd Rotation. You are not required to commit to each and every rotation but I am almost certain that I will. I have signed on for Rotation #2 and am anxious to learn who my next partner will be.

Fair and Square Exchange
Rotation #1
Stitched by: Vonna

I was so excited to be partnered with Vonna for Rotation 1 (she and Annemarie were instrumental in getting this exciting exchange up and running). As many know she is a very kind, helpful, and thoughtful individual who, through blogging, has become a person that I can call friend! I only wish that she lived closer so that I could meet her in person. Well, we exchanged Friendship Blocks and I must say that I absolutely adore the square that Vonna stitched. I love the fact that the design includes the word "Friendship" ~ when I think of Vonna I really do think of friendship. Thank you so very much Vonna for the wonderful block.

I forgot to take a picture of the block that I sent to Vonna but she has it on her blog. I used a section from Victoria's Quaker by A Mon Ami Pierre.

You may want to check out Fair and Square Friendship Exchange to see more of what we are doing.

Sale, Sale, Sale: I happened onto Elegant Stitch Too where there are 4 pages of patterns on sale for 50% off.

I hope that the week ahead is filled with hours of peaceful stitching.

Until next time...


Anita said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and left me great compliment. I am very flattered by them. You have lots of great pieces here and the exchanges are wonderful.

Barbara said...

I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying the Fair And Square exchange! :D

Vonna said...

Marie, you are a sweetheart and I so wish we lived much closer too!
Then we'd have a big time! LOL!

DaisyGirl said...

I can't wait till the next round starts! I' have two designs in mind, I'm gonna wait this time to make sure the design fits the partner!

lena-lou said...

This is such a nice quilt square from Vonna to you and sounds so very appropriate, she is a lovely person for sure as you are yourself :-) If I'd had more time I would have joined in on this to.
Have a great week Marie!

tkdchick said...

you received a lovely block from Vonna

Julie said...

This is a beautiful block stitched by Vonna as was the one you stitched her. F&S is a great exchange and I'm looking forward to stitching a block for the next round.

Lavender Rose said...

Marie!! What a lucky girl to get Vonna as your partner!! And, thanks for sending me the get well wish...