I chose fabric for each block based on a fabric designer the each person was interested in. Each block was to be sent in a greeting card of some kind. I decided to make my own cards, as well as my own stitched envelopes. For the cards, I tore a circle out of the front using a template and taped the block to the inside so that part of it showed through the hole. Each one was then individually decorated, so each card is unique. I love the way they turned out. Here is a sampling of the blocks and cards I sent out.
My group was so varied in the type of blocks they sent. Some people went with modern prints, others chose simple designs, and others chose a motif that looked like something you would take a picture of. The variety is one of the special things about this swap. I received my final polaroid block a few days ago, and I'm glad I can show all of them here. Take a look at what I got from the others in my group (a couple people sent two blocks each, so I actually have more than nineteen). There are so many creative cards. You can tell they had fun deciding how to design them as much as the blocks.