Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Novelty Charm Swap

This fabric swap is going to be based on novelty prints. There are no allocations for colour / theme, the only "rule" on how you pick your fabric is that it is BRIGHT. Please upload your image to the facebook group so we can all see and not repurchase. You then need to prepare it for the swap and send it to me, I'll split up all the charms and then forward them back to you (2 charms from each swap, 56 charms in total).

Please read below and then comment if you'd like to take part.

Fabric requirements:

  1.  For swapping 5" charm squares, each person will purchase 1 yard of fabric and cut it  into 5" charm squares. 1 yard = 56 charms.  (I recommend buying 1.25 yards- never hurts to have a little extra in case you make a cutting mistake.) 1 yard equals 92cms
  2. Choose a fabric that has a small print suitable for an 5" charms. Scale of the print is very important as smaller works better in this case. 
  3. Fabric should be 100% cotton, quilt shop quality fabric. 
  4. Fabric must be new and unwashed and must come from a smoke free environment.
  5. Before mailing, cut your fabric into 5" x 5" charm squares.  Press your fabric before cutting. 1 yard = 56 charm squares (5" x 5".)  Here's a great tutorial on how to cut fabric into charms by Elizabeth Hartman.
  6.  Put your fabric in a ziplock bag and include an index card with your name and email address. 
  7. Upload pictures of your fabric to the facebook swap group and include the name of the fabric, designer, etc if possible. This ensures that there are no duplicate fabrics chosen and allows everyone to find out more about the fabrics in case they would like to order more once they have received their charms. 

: Please have your fabric in the post to me no later than the 31st July 2012. 

Participants must include a prepaid self-addressed, stamped envelope along with their charms when mailing them to me. A very easy way to handle this is to include a pre paid Australian Post satchel with your charms. Smaller package envelopes are fine too but participants should keep in mind: bubble or plastic envelopes work best - no risk of tearing in the mail.  

Monday, May 28, 2012

Black & White Fat Quarters

I'm slowly receiving lots of gorgeous black and white fat quarters for our swap... if you haven't already pop by this post and check it out.

I've been uploading images to the flickr group as I've received them or after they've been sent to me via email... how exciting... 

Have you sent in yours yet? Two weeks to go <3

Monday, May 7, 2012

All Packed Up...

... and ready to go!!!

Rainbow charms will be in the post tomorrow so make sure you pop back and let me know what your going to create :-)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Castle Stairs ~ Top Finished

Well the other day when I was on my roll in getting things done I finished this quilt top, then went to do the back and I was short a few inches in fabric so I now need to put my thinking cap on and decide how I want to finish the back... it's a tough choice

I thought of doing it like a pie with six triangles, might even be able to use the one piece I have here, or a large hexagon in the middle about the size of four or five rows from the front. I'd love to see this one finished so I better decide quick :-)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spoilt for Choice ~ Pink

Our lovely pink blocks have also arrived today... YAY!!!

We are spoilt for choice here with six options, thankfully I've received all your answers to which ones you prefer {where options were give} so I'll be dividing these up and adding them to the piles too.

Top Left ~
Top Middle ~ Sew Catty by Dan Morris
Top Right ~ 
Bottom Left ~
Bottom Middle ~ Terrain by Kate Spain for Moda #27099
Bottom Right ~ 

Just waiting on one yellow charm package to arrive then these little goodies will be off to all those who have joined me on this venture :-)

Such a productive day...

I've had such a productive day today. I finished the quilt top for the quilt I started yesterday and now I'm straight line quilting my lots of bugs quilt. I was so nervous to do it and I still am... but I've decided not to judge till its finished. I've re basted it twice today as the last time I picked up this quilt the back didn't look so good. Well fingers crossed!

Blue & Purple :-)

It's so exciting, another two colours have been completed on our journey to create the rainbow.

I've received all of the purple charms

Top Left ~
Top Right ~ Aubusson, Oval Blenders, Purple
Bottom Left ~
Bottom Right ~

and the blue charms

Top Left ~
Top Right ~
Bottom Left ~ Golden Books
Bottom Right ~ Unknown from Spotlight

Lets hope the post man also brings me a couple of "letters" this afternoon so we can get these rainbows to their new homes