233: Swap meet….
So I have been doing the Doll Quilt Swap for about 5 rounds now….this could be my last as the rules have strictly said if you are late on this one…You’re out on the next one….
and yes, I think they made that rule because of me…..I don’t think I was on time sending on any of them…I did great quilts, and my swap buddies TOLD me they loved them…but I was a bad swapper in regards to timeliness….I have til the first of September to get this baby done….I think I can do it…
The above picture are some fabric who have come to interview for the position in the quilt….the books are for inspiration….I get inspired by these two books a LOT….
Here is my sketch and some more fabrics…. The butterfly fabric is from Australia….and I do love it…my swap buddy loves purple and autumn and modern quilts….so I think somewhere in this we will find a good one, yes??
I also just sent out a bunch of these for the Siggy Swap set up by the fabulous Julie Herman!!
Here are mine in the process.
Here they are waiting for their white middles…. I had to go specially buy it…I don’t just have plain white hanging around here..
and here with their mid-drifts…
I did this swap just cause I thought it would be fun to have all these signatures from all these folks across the globe, in really modern fabrics, and just to have a simple quilt that is just for me to throw over when it gets chilly…..kinda like its been here in the NW this summer….seriously….my neighbor has a fire going tonight…on the first of July!!
so that’s it for today….
then the upcoming news….
I have some quilts coming out in magazines again…about 4 this late summer and fall I think…as they get published I will let you know… I also have some more free patterns to post here, I just have to get my butt in gear and do it..I’ll let you know….
and this fall?? I hope to be getting some patterns available for sale at your local quilt shop or on some online shops….ok, it may be next spring…we’ll just see how that goes, okay? One day at a time, right??
And if you ever want to have me come share my quilts and stories at your local guild, just let me know…I love to talk about this stuff ….just ask my wife and kids!! I am a pretty cheap deal for the moment….until I hit it big-time…
And yes….. I did just put that last link in there…. I love the 80’s……you’re welcome….
I love your enthusiasm. Makes me want to get creating and sewing.