Text Me Fat Quarter Swap Update

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We now have 35 people signed up to swap and more are joining every day! If you want to join us we’d love to have you – fabric needs to be sent out by the 15th of February so there’s plenty of time.Here are some of the photos from the Flickr pool – we’re going to have some gorgeous fabrics coming our way!

Announcing: Text Me – {A Text Fat Quarter Swap}

First, a quick word to thank everyone for their comments on my last post.  I know I haven’t responded to most of you, and that’s prety rude and all, but I will.  When I feel up to it.  I’m starting to heal.  I’m also trying to keep quite busy, which probably explains this post entirely.

The other day, I had what can only be described as an impulse to organize a fabric swap.  A text fabric swap, to be more specific.  There are so many amazing text prints available right now:

Fabric with words or text

And there are so many people doing amazing, incredible things with them:
farmer's wife sampler, block 18

Thank you @thebluechair for saving Christmas! I'll get a new pillow after all thanks to your go! :)

Not much progress on this quilt in two weeks.

I just really felt like I had to have an assortment of text fabric of my own.  And since I need more stuff to keep me busy, I figured I’d organize a Text Fat Quarter Swap, so that other people could get in on the texty action.

The Flickr group for the swap is here, but here is the basic idea of how the swap will work.  More details are on Flickr.

1.  This is a centralized swap, meaning everyone will send their fabric to me, and I’ll sort, distribute, and mail back to the swappers.

2.  Swappers have until February 15th to mail their packages to me

3.  Mailing will be done by Flat Rate Envelope or Box only, and I’m requesting PayPal funds to make the shipping easier (international swappers are welcome, check out the group for details on how we can handle that).

4.  You can send in as many FQ’s as you like.  You’ll get the same number back that you sent in!

I hope you’ll stop by and consider participating.  I think this swap is going to be lots of fun!  I’ve already been scouring the internet for the best text prints!

A Bookcase Block and a Scrap Vomit Swap

The thing about being a blogger is that you’re always chasing the light.  With the hours I keep at my day job, I typically leave the house around 7 am and don’t get home until 6 pm or later, which means I don’t have a lot of daylight to work with.  Except on the weekends.

It basically means that for swaps and bee blocks and such, if I don’t get them done early so I can photograph them over the weekend before I mail them, I don’t get pictures.  That or I get really crappy pictures that I don’t wish to share.  I guess the moral of the story is don’t procrastinate.  Except in the summer.  You get longer days in the summer so then I guess you can get away with it.


I’ve got a couple of things to share which I actually got some halfway decent photos of.  The first is my bee block for Anna, the first month’s host of the Anything Goes Quilt Bee.  Anna requested these blocks and sent us fabulous Tula Pink fabric to work with.  She asked that we each make a bookcase block and include one book from our own stash as our little signature. In going with the Tula Pink theme, I used a bit of leftover Nest for my book:

When all the blocks are lined up, she’ll have rows and rows of books making a gorgeous bookcase.  I was thinking this block design would make an awesome quilt from outgrown clothing or scraps from previous projects.  Kind of a “story of your life” thing.  If you want to make your own bookcase blocks, Anna has shared the tutorial here.

The other thing I’ve accomplished lately were these Scrap Vomit squares for a Scrap Vomit Swap hosted by Gnome Angel.  If you haven’t seen the original Scrap Vomit Quilts designed by Katy Jones of I’m A Ginger Monkey, you need to check them out.  They are amazing.

The only reason I even share this photo is because Whitney is hosting a copycat swap for US participants only to keep the postage costs down, and signups are ongoing.  Want to get in on the fun?  Sign up here!

I’ve actually got lots of other exciting stuff to share in the near future, but I’ll save it for when I can get some decent photos.  I hope everyone has been having a great week!





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