I am participating in a swap with gals from all over the world, where we select a fabric that represents us, then send a fat eighth of it to each participant. They in turn select a 6" block to make that represents them.
You then make a block representing you using fabric representing them. It's a neat way to combine friendship in a quilt.
I chose the common blue fabric you see here. I love blue and want a blue and white quilt. I request that the others use any other blues with it, and white or white-on-white background if they chose.
So far five blocks have come back. The Dutch block is from a Dutch quilter, etc. I think they are playing nicely together so far.
There are 21 of us in the swap, so there will be many more blocks coming in over the next months.