I forgot to tell you....Liz's link is now active!!! She is adding things all the time but go and check it out!!
I had to go to the LQS on Monday looking for border fabric for the Big Ten quilt and I found it! There on the left. The amazing blue one! Well, while I was there I thought I really needed (needed, mind you) to look and see what other Big Ten colors they had. We always struggle to get the right colors and I had the "kits" with me so I could actually match the colors to the focus fabrics. I got yellow for U of M and Iowa, red for Wisconsin and Red for OSU.
More red, for Indiana, orange for Illinois, green for MSU and gray for OSU.
I still need some colors but this was a nice start! I shopped at Threads and Treasures where the owner, Kay Atkins, is so nice and friendly and gives you a 25% discount if you buy 1/2yard cuts (or more). I can't find the website right now (not sure they have one) but if you are ever in Belleville Michigan stop in and tell her I sent you!
I am considering hosting a swap. I have to take a picture of the quilt top to show you before I post all about it though. It would involve you guys having partners to swap with and me sending you all a pattern that involves using 5 yards of different fabric to make. What do you think? Would anyone be up for a 1 yard focus fabric swap? The quilt is adorable and quick. If there is no interest I will drop it. My CL's will be doing this challenge after Christmas (they are too stressed out to do it before Christmas and the craft show).