Thursday, July 21, 2011

Swap Material...

Well, I haven't done any quilting in quite some time now.  Other things have taken priority.  I always taught / teach my kids that they need to accomplish their "Have To's" before their "Want To's" so I need to be a good example.

Tonight is the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild meeting and I plan to take a long enough break from other "stuff" to attend tonight's meeting.  I will show off Jonathon's Quilt tonight and I will deliver fabric from the most recent Fabric Swap I am participating in (The Spoonflower Swap), as well as receive the fabric from the previous swap (Japanese Fabrics) I participated in.

Here is my Contribution to the Spoonflower Swap.  The theme is Eye Spy, so little prints were in order.  I found the perfect little print for a boy who likes robots.  "Lotsa Bots" by Diana Rich.  56 5" squares are submitted by each swapper, and then everyone receives 2 squares each of 28 different designs.

Aren't they just the cutest little robots!?

A little closer view... Some happy, some sad, some mean

Stack o' 56 squares
I enjoy swapping.  I get fabric that I might not otherwise purchase, and I get to give fabric that I might not have otherwise purchased.  What about you?  Do you like fabric swaps?

Until Next Time, (and hopefully that will include some actual sewing!!)


  1. The meeting is NEXT week Paul!! Hope you get's moved due to the Shop Hop madness going on at Quilt Trends today....

  2. I have never participated in a swap--don't belong to a guild or bee or anything. Not much of a joiner, but things like this make me reconsider the idea. : ) I do love the little robots in that fabric. Where has this been when I have been making quilts for my 3 grandsons?

  3. I love the idea of a fabric swap. Those robots will be so much fun!

  4. Years ago a friend asked me if I wanted to be in a cutting bee. I thought we would be getting together and cutting out, but no it was a fabric swap. We swapped fabric for just over six years. Each month we would buy 2 different fabrics that went with the theme and cut it into 6 inch strips. We didn't have to go to Bee each month, but our fabric had to be there!

    We still meet once a month, but we don't swap fabric anymore. Although I have been using it, there is still a lot on the shelf, giggle. I need to look into some more scrap quilts.

    Would I do it again? YES! I hope that I use some more of my fabric before I join another swap.

  5. That fabric is so cool! I see lots of tiny squares with single bots in. I have no idea what I'd do with them but I would certainly have fun trying to figure it out :)
    I've only just found your blog, but with such awesome taste in fabric, I'm going to read more. And it's nice to "meet" a male quilter, I've met male knitters but you're the first quilter. Isn't it fun?

  6. Love the fabric. When I went to PIQF last year, I stayed at the Avatar Hotel near the Santa Clara Convention Center, and the lobby has a glass wall of shelves full of tin robots. It was great!

    I don't belong to a guild, so I've never swapped.


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