I recently discovered another quilting blog… Ellison Lane Quilts. As I was reading older posts, I discovered that she was hosting a Charm Swap. Having never participated in a swap, I was interested and excited to find out more, but it was already closed. (Insert sad face here.)
I subscribed to Jennifer’s blog, and within a couple of days, she posted about another swap hosted by another blogger – Lorelei at Midnight Maker. I hightailed it over to Midnight Maker, took a look around, liked what I saw, joined her blog and signed up for her swap. Then I thought to myself, it would be nice to be able to do a few different things with these charms I’m going to be getting….maybe I’ll sign up to take 2 spots. As soon as Lorelei opened her 2nd swap group, I took a spot in that one also!
I found the Fox Trails fabric while searching for new project fabrics last week, and thought I’d really like to make a quilt with these fun fabrics for our camper. After looking at patterns and trying to draw something up myself, I decided that although I really like the fabric, I don’t think I’m going to make myself something with it this time around. But I wanted to have at least a little piece of it, so I decided to use it for the swap.
The Funky Monkey fabric is a no-brainer if you’re a reader of my blog. I love me some Funky Monkeys!
I ordered my fabric last night and I’m excited for them to come in. But I’ll be honest – I’m not looking forward to cutting 56 charm squares from each of the fabrics!
I’ve been checking out the Flickr groups and I must say that I’m a wee bit excited about the swap and receiving my fabrics!
I’d like to think that I’ll get started on something right away, but I know myself, and I know that I should REALLY finish clipping seams on The Blue One’s flannel monkey rag quilt, then I should REALLY sew the binding onto the Sock Monkey Quilt, then I should REALLY sew the binding onto the first ever quilt top I made (over 8 years ago – gasp!). I’m a project starter, not always a project finisher – can you tell?
I guess I’d better get to it…