Thing One. Moda Grunge F8 Swap.
First up, it's a Moda Grunge fat eighth swap. Natalie suggested we each swap a warm color, a cool color, and one of the newest, Grunge Hits the Spot (any color). That way, we'll get a great variety of modern basics in our stash. There are more than a hundred different colors, so duplicates shouldn't be a problem.
Need to know how to cut a modern fat eighth? It's easy-peasy! This blog post will walk you through it.
Thing Two. One Hour Basket Swap.
|Photo courtesy of KelbySews.com|
This fun little basket is Kelly Bowser's 1 Hour Basket (original size) available on Cratsy for $1. She's updated the pattern with multiple sizes. (Fun Fact: Did you know Kelly was a founding member of ECMQG?? Yup! It's true.)
Here's the way this swap will work. Everyone who wants to play will make a basket and add a few favorite things valued at NO MORE THAN $10. Items such as candy, a piece of fabric, a sewing tool, a couple of lottery tickets, some homemade caramel corn, etc. You get the idea. It's your choice to make either the basic basket, or jazz it up any way you want. Search the web or Instagram for ideas - there are hundreds of these easy baskets out there!
So choose some pretty, modern fabric and get cracking on a One Hour Basket. Your quilty ECMQG friends will thank you.