I'm in a local group called "The Little Group" we meet a couple of times a month and always have a blast! A few months ago Colleen, one of our very well organized and creative members decided we should do a "Cooperation" project. Each of us was to cut 120 2.5" squares, keep 60 for ourselves and bring the rest to a meeting where we would put them in the pot, and take turns pulling some out, until we were each back at 120 squares in total.
We were then to put all the squares into a bag and then pull them out and stitch them together in the order that we pulled them. The original idea was to piece them all together into one big unit that you could then border as you wanted and end up with a small quilt. Most of us decided to do some type of variation on that. Oh we ended up with some amazing quilts - but of course, I didn't get any pictures of the others. I will see if I can get some from the ladies who were snapping them and show you! We ended up with 9 patches and snowballs and applique and yoyos - some dimensional HSTs, wonderful settings and borders, and even a bag! It was great fun!
Mine has become a baby quilt that will be going to a work colleague expecting her second child
Oh, and the second challenge? Well one of the members of our group is the owner of my LQS The Needle & I quilt Shop and Sewing Centre, and she thought it sounded like a great idea, so she's doing a similar challenge through the store - more 2 1/2" squares in my future!