Well in my efforts to both organize my stash and to get my fabric fix (sounds like an addict to me!), I’ve been a swapping maniac lately. No sooner than I started putting together pics for an ISO (In Search Of) list of fabrics that I would like, I was inundated with offers to swap! I couldn’t keep up with them all. So then of course I needed to start pulling together swappable fabrics from my stash. I have a fair amount that I’m willing to swap and it’s been very interesting to find out what different people are drawn to. I’m always amazed when a fabric that I can hardly stand or just doesn’t do anything for me is exactly what someone else has been searching for! It’s great! It’s not always super cheap to swap because shipping charges can add up, but I like knowing that two people are now happier with the personal fabric in their collection.
Here is the pile of mail that I took to the post office yesterday. Only two small envelopes were for bees and not swaps! And I have more going…but I’m only going to make that trip to the post office with the girlie every so often. No daily trips for me!
And this doesn’t even show the swaps that I sent out last week!
I received a lovely swap package from Sylvia, but I don’t think I took a photo of all the yumminess. But that’s okay because it would just make you all drool. lol. But I did receive a fabulous little swap all the way from Germany today. Oh, these fabrics make me happy!
In addition to making it to the post office yesterday, I also took my first trip my local comic book store to buy more boards for fabric organizing…yes, 200 was not nearly enough. You’d be surprised at how quickly you go through those! Anyway, I was lucky enough to pop in there the very morning that the product I was looking to buy was available in two slightly damaged packages (like many 10 sheets that are not perfect between the 200!) and the guy had just been given permission to sell the two for the price of one! Score! I jumped on that deal. What do I care if I’m missing a few boards?
I also got some more sewing time in last night (although I once again ignored the clock until I was finished with what I wanted to accomplish…and I have an uncanny ability to finish at 2:00 am!). I’m happy to say that I sewed together all of the blocks for the Pink Quilt!
I still need to add a border around the whole top, but everything you see there is totally sewn together! Woohoo!
Lots of work, and thankfully some help from the members of the Pretty in Pink Bee who made the quarter log cabin blocks for me.
Every single fabric used in this quilt is one that I have had in my stash for quite a while. And I’m determined to keep it that way. So I’ll be searching through my stash for the border print and piecing together the back…and the binding is going to be made from leftover strips send back from my bee members. There is a vision!
But I need help coming up with a name for this pinky pink quilt. Any suggestions? My brain is a little fried from the late-night sewing. lol. Help!