Friday, October 10, 2008

Swap-o-Rama

I've started joining swaps on Flickr. It all started when I noticed what was going on at the Doll Quilt Swap. I had to get involved. But the sign up had already closed for DQS4 so I waited patiently for DQS5 and signed up right away.

In the mean time I joined two more groups. Swap Till You Drop and 6"-12" mini quilt trading swap. After planning my designs and jumping in with so much enthusiasm, I think I may be hooked.

Swap Till You Drop September theme: Hearts
This is the quilt I made for Swap Till You Drop for quiltinkimmie.

Swap Till You Drop - Sept Hearts

And this is the lovely I received! Very pretty. The flower blocks were fussy cut from the same fabric. And I love the striped binding.

Swap Till You Drop September Received

Then I got smart and realized how sad it is to send away little quilt babies, so for the 6"-12" mini quilt trading swap I decided to make twins. This way I could send away my quilt baby without being sad that I would never see it again.

6"-12" mini quilt trading swap September theme: Quilter's Choice
This is the quilt I made for sew-do-i

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And this is the rainbow wonder I received from her. I love flying geese blocks and colour. Couldn’t be more perfect.

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I’ve signed up for October in both of these groups. Theme is 'Halloween' for Swap Till You Drop and 'Out-of-the-box' for 6"-12" mini quilt trading swap. I have ideas for both of these but haven’t started cutting yet. I also need to make two of each so I can keep up this twin thing. I may regret this decision.

Oh and the best news is the swap partners are announced for DQS5, a bit of technical difficulties with my first match up, but the swap mama is getting it worked out.

Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians!

My next post will be about the many Christmas gifts I am making.
Take care, see you soon!

5 comments:

upstateLisa said...

love all your swap goodies! I started the Halloween mini but didn't like it so am working on plan B!!!! We have Columbus Day here! Have a happy T-giving!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. We are going to my parents today for round two of turkey dinner. Take your time with the Halloween quilt. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do. Happy Columbus day!

Karen said...

Love them all!

Sarah said...

Thanks Karen. This swap think is very addictive. I noticed you are doing dear jane. I just bought the book this week. I know that will become another addiction. :)

Needle and Thread said...

Beautiful swap goodies and a happy
Thanksgiving to you too.
From another needle and Thread,
Millie