This is how it works.
You team up with a virtual blogger friend, or even a real life one.
You pick a colour palette.
Each month you pick a colour combination from the palette and you both make a set of four x and + blocks and a twin set for your partner, you then swap your twin blocks so you'll both end up with eight identical blocks each month. The block instructions are from a tutorial by Amybadskirt., she explains the origins of the block within the tutorial.
I didn't have a friend to swap with! I know its very sad, but Susan came to the rescue and played match maker and I now have a new friend, Jane from Jane's fabrics and quilts to swap with.
We both went to the design seeds web site and with the instant beauty of email we communicated across the Atlantic and soon came up with a palette which we both liked.
We've since adapted the palette and have chosen:
For our first month we chose red, light blue and light green. These are the blocks I'll be sending to Jane.
|Unintentionally, they look rather Christmassy|
For December Jane chose yellow, navy and blue.
My family will tell you that I have don't have a mathematical brain and I was wondering if we would have enough colour combinations for the eight months. Most of you will probably realise straight away how wrong I was. With the help from my husband we worked out that there are 20 combinations (correct me if we're wrong) so we won't be short.
Its not too late to join the swap if anyone fancies it. Its good fun.