Each month I have a couple of blocks to make for other quilters. For each of the two groups, my turn comes early in the calendar year, so I've already received my bounty for '09.
Kathy sent an oyster white batik with a magenta center square and asked for a couple of log cabins. I made these tonight and had a wonderful time doing them. So simple, so precise, so crisp, so much fun!
The second swap group has two blocks to be made this month. One participant wants autumn-colored friendship star blocks and sent a nice creamy background. Easy peasy. Will do those tomorrow afternoon.
The other participant, however, has asked for a very intricate block that involves techniques that are totally unfamiliar to me. I don't feel good about the possibility of ruining her fabric while trying to learn this complicated method. I feel a little uncomfortable that she has asked for such a difficult block. I thought about it and consulted with a friend and decided that the right thing to do would be to send her fabrics and pattern back with a note that her request is far beyond my level of skill. And enclose a couple of really pretty FQs as a consolation.
What would you have done?