Friday, 9 October 2015

Japanese Tinner's Exchange Blocks Completed

Our guild had a challenge called the Tinner's Exchange where everyone brought a tin and $10 and in return, received a tin with a fabric & a theme or a block pattern. Every month, the tins changes hands and when everyone had completed all the tins, we drew for who got the tins.

These were the blocks I received last year here. I picked up a border fabric and put it away for a while, packed it up to sew on at a retreat last January and sent it off to my friend & fellow quilter Marie from Blueberry Hill Quilts for quilting.
Tinner's Exchange Quilt
The back is a burgundy flannel - it looks a little too red for the front, but it is the background colour in the border fabric.
Tinner's Exchange Quilt
 I gifted this quilt to my mom this August for her birthday - it fits just perfectly in her house and I know she appreciates the workmanship of the many quilters who made the blocks.
Tinner's Exchange Quilt
Have you made a group challenge project? A special quilt for a special person in your life? Tell me about it - I'd love to hear your stories!
--Ann