Saturday, 5 March 2011

Scraps and Swaps

My first ever fabric swap.  Tahlia in the US sent me some amazing prints for my I Spy quilt.  I love them all but here's a few .................



Cherry sent me some beautiful pieces left over from the I Spy quilt she made for her grandson.  Am starting to sort all of them into colour groupings but I really must resist fiddling about with them too much as the edges will be so frayed before it's time to stitch them all together!



Ali of Very Berry Handmade organised a fabric scrap swap.  I love scraps and, as much so, the challenge of bringing them together for an actual item.  I had a beautiful package from Helen of Find a Happy Place.  As well as some pieces that are just perfect for the I Spy quilt there were a few squares that just had to stay together.  Very "Heritage" colours that I probably wouldn't buy myself ................



With a bit of jiggling, 4 x 5" squares were just enough for a "Heritage" elephant (maybe destined as a scissor keeper) with just a little bit of machine stitching in keeping with the Heritage theme and not detracting from the fabric too much ...................




Part of my personal challenge with the fabric scrap swap complete, I really must press on with the log cabin patchwork blind before it starts to become a chore more than fun .............


So a special thankyou to everybody who has swapped fabrics, it has been great fun receiving the surprise packages (all of which will be put to good use) and I hope everybody enjoys the fabrics sent in return.
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3 comments:

veryberryhandmade said...

Wow! I love the little elephant that you've made with some of your fabrics - how gorgeous. I'm going to blog about the swap soon, and will be sure to include it!

bois-fleurie said...

I love the pile of mainly green patchworks ,look forward to seeing them made up.

The fabric swap sounds a wonderful idea

belledebrum said...

Oh wow I love the elephant! You must be so dextruous (sp?) to manage that with those little squares. So glad you like the fabrics :-) Hx