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Saturday Swap

Last month the fat 8 swap group swapped Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons. These are so interesting. They are on the thin side, but they are so pretty and shiny!

 

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We still have a few spots left for this month’s swap which is a great one! Alison Glass Sunprints. Check it out!

 

 

What are you swapping?

 

Here are the link up rules:

1. Link up a post about a recent fabric, block or hand made item swap. You may share both what you sent and received. You may also post about an upcoming swap you are hosting.

2. In the post, link up back here to my blog.

3. Comment on a few other links!

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Saturday Swap

This month our f8 group swapped Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets. Any of the pearl bracelets were fair game. Surprisingly, we had quite a few duplicates. We try to avoid that in general, but for whatever reason it did happen this time. We still got a nice assortment, and just a bit extra of a few of them.

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What are you swapping?

Here are the link up rules:

1. Link up a post about a recent fabric, block or hand made item swap. You may share both what you sent and received. You may also post about an upcoming swap you are hosting.

2. In the post, link up back here to my blog.

3. Comment on a few other links!

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Saturday Swap

Our July fat 8 swap was “Holidays in July”. It was open to all holidays. We got an interesting assortment of fabrics. Christmas and Halloween were favorites, but there were several others in the mix.

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We have a couple spots left in this month’s swap, which is Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. Join us!

imageThere are also several spots open in my Starbucks Mug Swap.

What are you swapping this week?

Here are the link up rules:

1. Link up a post about a recent fabric, block or hand made item swap. You may share both what you sent and received. You may also post about an upcoming swap you are hosting.

2. In the post, link up back here to my blog.

3. Comment on a few other links!

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Saturday Swap #7

This month, my Flickr fat 8 swap swapped Joel Dewberry prints. We had enough interest for two groups. Each group was 24 different prints.

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This is one of the groups.

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This is the other group

I’ve been using a bit of Dewberry in my swap projects lately. I really love some of the prints/lines. I am on the lookout for a pattern to use these in along with the other prints I own.

Your Turn! What are you swapping this week?

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Saturday Swap #6

This doesn’t quite count as a swap, as it is a one-way swap, but I am showing them off this week.

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One of my friends signed up to do a donation for Dress a Girl Around the World. This is a charity that collects pillowcase dresses and distributes them to underprivileged girls around the world.

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Now, y’all know I don’t really do clothes, but these dresses were so easy I was knocking out two in a sitting. I bought pillowcases at Goodwill and the thrift shop down the street. I used premade bias tape from Walmart. I made my pockets using charms from the scrappy charm swap. I also cut some pillowcases for pockets that I got at Goodwill that turned out to be shams.

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In all I sent 8 dresses. She plans to do it again in the new year and I will be collecting pillowcases til then!

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Your turn! What did you swap this week?

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Saturday Swap #5

The second round of the mini quilt swap (but the first I participated in) just concluded. This swap consisted of 600 swappers! Can you imagine? I am pushing it when I have 16 in my swap.

The partner I was sending to gave a lot of information about her likes and dislikes. She mentioned both Joel Dewberry and Kate Spain (among many others). Unfortunately, my Joel Dewberry swap is still in progress, but I still had plenty to draw from my own stash. I found I had some prints from each designer that worked well together. My only concern was that the colors I was using were not really specifically mentioned in her likes. I just took a chance that designers are more important than colors. She also mentioned she liked Jaybird quilts, so I ordered the mini northern lights pattern and mini ruler.

Because I was so scared she wouldn’t like it, I also made my chicken pincushion and wallet. These are becoming my standard swap extras. I also included some fat quarters and washi tape and other goodies.

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My beautiful swap came from Jessica.  She was clearly concerned it was going to escape.

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She clearly picked up on the Tula Pink love, as well as my favorite colors. I don’t have a lot of foxfield, so I am very happy to have this sampling of the prints.

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She also spoiled me in extras. So much so that I feel like I didn’t send enough now! She made me a darling bag out of Waterfront Park, which I’ve been crushing on lately, and in the colors that didn’t come in my fat quarter pack. Check out the zipper pull!

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and lots of other goodies.

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I may have eaten some of the chocolate.

 

Your turn! What are you swapping this week?

Here are the link up rules:

1. Link up a post about a recent fabric, block or hand made item swap. You may share both what you sent and received. You may also post about an upcoming swap you are hosting.

2. In the post, link up back here to my blog.

3. (Assuming there are multiple linkups, we are still new) Comment on a few other links!

 

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Saturday Swap #4

So I’ve had a lot of swap deadlines I have been working against this month. One of those is my scrappy trip block swap that I kind of joined on a whim. I made a Trip quilt for my aunt last year. It was a huge undertaking and consumed my life for several months. I figured I’d make another one sometime, but didn’t think I’d jump on the bandwagon so soon. Oh well, this way I am really making the blocks for other people. LOL. Keeps it interesting and also helps me USE MY STASH! Which is seriously multiplying in the night and slowly taking over.

Here are the blocks I made for my bee mates:

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Ok. This one is mine. I told you I’ve had this color scheme on the brain lately. I actually picked this before I made my improv top, and now I wish I had gone with something else. LOL. It’s ok. I am liking it.

 

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This one asked for blacks, whites, and brights.

 

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This one said Anything Goes but no black! I was really nervous about this one, but got an email from her today that she loves it.

 

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This one asked for Orange, yellow, green, lilac, red, no blue.

 

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This one asked for V and Co., Violet Craft and Bonnie and Camille.

 

I have one more that I made a cutting error so I need to redo it.  I’ve gotten two of mine, I will wait til they all come and show them off then!

 

OK, your turn! What are you swapping this week?

 

Here are the link up rules:

1. Link up a post about a recent fabric, block or hand made item swap. You may share both what you sent and received. You may also post about an upcoming swap you are hosting.

2. In the post, link up back here to my blog.

3. (Assuming there are multiple linkups, we are still new) Comment on a few other links!

 

 

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Saturday Swap #2

Welcome to another Saturday swap!

This week I got back my scrappy charm swap. This swap was run on flickr by Amateur Quilter Mike. We are instagram friends, and that is how I found out about the swap.

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This was a standard charm swap: 56 spots, two yards per spot. I had two spots. Scrappy swaps are always iffy…. There’s always the chance you get someone else’s ugly fabric, or poor quality fabric. And, to be honest, that happened. But there was some cool stuff too. And even some of the not-so-nice quality stuff was still cool.

These were some of my favorites.

Some cool geometrics

Top row: Stuff in my stash

Bottom row: what I sent

Confession time. There is a part of me that really loves dainty calicos. I try to keep that at bay. They can be sooo drab and old fashioned when used, but when they are just fabric, I love to look at them.

Mike was a great and very enthusiastic host. He is signing up for round two, and don’t you know I’ve got two more spots?

Seriously, how cute are these extras he sent?!?

Seriously, how cute are these extras he sent?!?

So, seriously people – What do you do with charms?!? Especially scrappy ones where you don’t necessarily love them all?

And now let me know what you have been swapping!

Here are the link up rules:

1. Link up a post about a recent fabric, block or hand made item swap. You may share both what you sent and received. You may also post about an upcoming swap you are hosting.

2. In the post, link up back here to my blog. Let others know about our new linkup!

3. (Assuming there are multiple linkups, as this is the second one) Comment on a few other links!

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Announcing: Saturday Swap #1!

So, I’ve apparently gotten a bit of a reputation for myself. I’ve never met a swap I didn’t like. (Well, actually I have… but that’s a different story.) I’m a bit of a joiner. At Stash Bash they were calling me “The Swap Queen”. I love to swap. It is fun to take one print and turn it into many. I’ve also met many wonderful people and made friends through swapping.

While I participate in many swaps, I also host my own monthly swap on flickr. We pick a theme/designer/line each month and swap fat 8ths. This month is Joel Dewberry, and I still have a couple spots open. Please join us if you are interested!  I just sent off our May swap, which was I spy fabrics. We got a nice selection and I’ve already cut squares out of most of mine for my econoblock quilt.

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I’ve been thinking about hosting a linkup to show off your swaps for a while. I finally am making it happen! If you would like to join in the linkup, please write a post about a recent swap you participated in. This can be a fabric swap, a block/bee/round robin swap, a mini quilt swap, you get the idea – any fabric or hand made item which has been swapped. You can tell about the item(s) you sent and received. You may also link up an advertisement for a swap you are hosting. (No! Please don’t! Because then I would have to join! LOL)

So, write your post, grab a button, and join the linky!

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Here are the link up rules:

1. Link up a post about a recent fabric, block or hand made item swap. You may share both what you sent and received. You may also post about an upcoming swap you are hosting.

2. In the post, link up back here to my blog. Let others know about our new linkup!

3. (Assuming there are multiple linkups, as this is the first one) Comment on a few other links!

 

This is my first linkup, so hopefully things will go off without a hitch, but if there are technical difficulties, please be patient and try again next time! Thanks for joining me in my swap obsession!

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