Monday, March 4, 2013

Block Head

I have two block exchange groups coming up and I can't decide which block to have them do. Last year I happened to have scheduled the same moth for each group. It was completely an accident but turned out really fun. I had each group do the same block so I was able to get so many more done.
 
 This time around I scheduled the months close together again (another accident). One groupe meets next week. The other group will get my blocks next month. The problem is- I can't decide which blocks to have them make! 
 
I thought it might be fun to add a poll to the blog and see which block you pick.
 
 
 
My first choice is 'Swoon' by Thimbleblossoms. I love this pattern and I think I'm the only one on the planet that hasn't made this quilt yet. The only con to choosing this block is that it requires everyone to purchase the pattern. Not really a con if you ask me since this pattern is FABULOUS!
 

from Bee In My Bonnet
 
My second option is the Granny Square. Lots of these going around as of late and I think they're so fun. I like this particular version because it has 3 rows of blocks and a center (as opossed to the 2 rows that I most often see)


from Bijou Lovely
 
My third choice is X-Plus. This is a really fun quilt and great for a scrappy look. I like the idea of grabbing from my scrap bin and saying "Go for it!"

from Made by Bec
 
My fourth option is a rainbow block. I'm not sure if I would do this exact block (log cabin) or layout- but I do love me a rainbow!
 
So what do you think?
I added a poll on the right side of the blog so you can choose which block you think I should do.

13 comments:

Heather B said...

I love Swoon, but the X-Plus is the next quilt I want to make so bad!

Gill said...

There are 2 of us who haven't made a Swoon!! but I want to make a plus quilt first then granny squares!

FlourishingPalms said...

Each of us are going to have a favorite, of course! I haven't made Swoon either, but I have done the Great-Granny Along with Bee in My Bonnet. Love that quilt!

Suzanne said...

I am crazy about there's granny block-but I could go for x plus too...I just want to make a granny more than anything!!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

X-Plus!!! I love that one! :)

Cecilia said...

I love the granny square block.

VickiT said...

I'd choose the Rainbow because it's so fun and almost everyone could participate based on the colors they have on hand. I also love Swoon, but for some it might be a hardship to have to purchse the pattern, thus leaving them out totally.

Another option: Maybe you could write and ask if it's possible to get a discount for your bee to purchase Swoon? It can't hurt to ask, right?

Jo said...

X plus and granny squares with your leftovers!

smileynann said...

Granny squares all the way! But I already have the swoon block and LOVE that one too. :)

The Peacock family said...

I love the swoon quilt but my mother-in-law made me a king size one for my bed for christmas. Its perfect. Adds a softness to my room. The best gift I ever recieved.

Kira said...

I pick swoon, but I really like the rainbow look. It is so cheerful.

I am Just One Mom said...

Swoon or X-Plus. Very different results. Swoon is the polished show stopper and X-Plus is an easy stash buster with a multifaceted appeal.
Go for it!

Marian Howard Gallian said...

I like the X plus from a design perspective and the bonus of using the stash