I belong to a lovely online group of quilters (Hi Lally girls!) They are more like a circle of friends from all over the world than hard-core quilters, and that's a good thing. I realize that some would laugh at the term "hard-core quilter", but trust me, there are some out there. ;-) *shiver*
We are currently having a calendar BOM exchange. There are 12 of us participating. Each month, we make a 12" block representative of that month and mail it to our assigned person for that month. Every month we send a block to a different person, one month we keep our own block. It's fun to get something every month for somebody new!
Here are the blocks I've made so far for this exchange:
Simple, but fun.
What I really like about this exchange is the opportunity to make something fresh and new in a small amount of time. No big commitment, just make it and mail it. I've completed most blocks in under an hour. And that usually includes deciding what to do! It's a fun little pick-me-up.
At the end, I'll have enough blocks for a lap quilt. Some of the girls are making their individual blocks into wall hangings to display monthly.
A nice idea when you only want to be a little creative for a little while.