Friday, October 05, 2012
56 Shades of Gray ... and more Goodies from the Post office
I participated in the Shades of Gray fabric charms swap–my first fabric swap in years.
It reminded how, when I first began to quilt, I joined many, MANY fabric swaps in online groups. It was a great way to build a scrappy stash and I still have a few of the many 4-inch wide-of-fabric (WOF) strips, 10-inch squares, fat eighths and fat quarters swapped so long ago.
I gave up my swap-a-holic ways long ago, but since I didn't have much variety in the gray fabrics in my stash, when I saw the shades-of-gray swap, I saw an opportunity to enrich my collection.
Here's the stack of 56 charm squares that I sent and the 56 shades of gray that were returned to me–I'm not sure they'll sit in my stash for long ... I keep thinking of things to do with them.
Also in my post box were the patterns below, won in a giveaway on Glen's blog, Quilts and Dogs.
I love Edyta Sitar's patterns and I love these tulips–I'm thinking wall-hanging to be ready to hang next Spring. The Hula Hoops pattern looks like a great pattern when a large quilt is needed quickly. Thank you Glen.