Thursday, June 17, 2010

a fun swap

For the Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway day, I offered a hodgepodge of fabric from my stash.  One of the cuts was a Michael Miller crow print that I wasn't sure what to do with....  

After the giveaway, Linda contacted me about getting some of that fabric for a quilt she was working on.  We arranged a swap.  So here's what I sent her:  some crows, some sock monkeys and some teapots.  A rather strange collection, but some of my favorites.
And here's what I received back last week!  I'm so excited:
Well, I already had the beautiful baby.  But the rest!  A HUGE stack of squares in red and blue.  How did Linda know that I've been collecting fabric for a Quilt of Valor?  And having a stack of pre-cut squares is such a blessing to help me get started!  
And the other pile is a collection of 60's and 70's prints.  I have a friend that would really enjoy a small quilt out of these.  Stay tuned!

I am always so touched by the online quilting community.  You guys are some wonderful people!  
Thanks so much Linda!


  1. Glad they made it to you! I made a quilt of valor as my second quilt. There are pictures on my blog ( It was a mystery quilt that a quilt shop in Oklahoma provided the clues for. Lots of flying geese, (I'm still trying to overcome my overdose of triangles from that).
    I'm getting to the cutting stage on the additional squares for the Beatles quilt. It will be a five squares by five squares quilt. I've completed the 16 outer squares, so I have 8 inner ones to do, and the middle square will be a panel print of the Beatles as Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart club Band.
    Tomorrow is a great temptation day. A friend of mine is moving to a smaller house and is having a stash sale (evidently lots of batiks). I will try to restrain myself a bit.
    Thanks again.

  2. Wendy, in case you need inspiration for your
    QOV, this website from a quilt shop in Oklahoma regularly does mystery quilts for QOV. Here is the link, and there are 12 patterns. I don't know if any of them work with charms, but they are fun to look at.