Last weekend when we were on our quilt retreat, somehow the conversation turned to making blocks with appliqued mittens. And swapping the blocks. It sounded delightful.
In my alleged spare time, I run a small quilt block-or-fabric swap list, and I posted this proposed swap there soon after coming home. There haven't been a lot of takers so I thought it might be interesting to cast a wider net.
In general, we are talking about 6 blocks to a set, 9 inch finished, cream background, and mittens in your favorite mitteny colors. Applique techniques would include regular applique, needleturn applique, machine buttonhole stitch, hand buttonhole stitch, whichever is your preference.
If this is something that even vaguely interests you, leave me a comment and make sure I can email you back, and I'll send you the complete set of guidelines. If you don't give me your email address, we can't go further with this!
Meanwhile, keep those hands warm!