Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Swaps

Linking up to the fun of Drowning in Fabric, Saturday Swaps

Swaps that are still open:
The 8² European Fabric Swap (hosted by me) - more details can be found here on my blog, or hop on over to Flickr.

The Summer Vacation Swap - pretty colors.

The Fabric Scrap Swap - deadline to join is July 18th.

The Secret Tote Bag Swap - this round is making a Noodlehead 241 pattern, deadline to join July 19th.

Super Swaps-August Swap - swapping pouches or fabric baskets, deadline to sign up is July 30th.

I received this lovely swap package on Friday from Capi. for the English Paper Patchwork Supplies Swap.
the extra's a mini "Winter Wonderland" charm pack, handmade ribbon, 3/4" hexies

A whole stack of fabric scraps

Love these cute little postage stamp sized pieces.

Lots of lovely Christmas fabrics

She sent the tape measure to match my new bag, I love it, now I will be shopping in style.
 This tape measure is really, really nice, it has inches on one side and cm on the other, when you pull it out, it stays out, to pull it back in, you push the button down and it rolls in on itself.  I go to the haberdashery shop all the time with my big ol' tape measure that it all over the place and since my patterns are in inches I am always figuring out what size of zipper I need, this will come in so handy and be so pretty too, hope my daughter doesn't find it :)
She sells these tape measures in her shop, it is awesome!
 She was spot on, I asked for some Christmas fabric and she sent me a whole bunch.  I can't wait to do some redwork embroidery with the Winter Wonderland mini charm pack.
My partner also got her little stack of scraps.

I am now working on my Big Stitch Swap present, my partner has really different taste than from me, so it is a fun challenge in making this, I love it.  I don't want to show much, because her taste are very specific.
The embroidery here is supposed to depict air, what do you think?  to much, should I rip it out?  or add more?

I also just got my partner for the Strawberry swap, and I thought I would pick up something super sweet for her, I am in the process of buying some Liberty Tana Lawn fabric, yippee!!  I am ordering from Ali of Very Berry Handmade (sounds like a good shop to pick up some Strawberry fabric).  She has a shop on Etsy and also on Folksy.
Speaking of Liberty if you want large amounts of it, Massdrop is having a Liberty Tana Lawn drop and you can get some extras with your purchase, like 3 spools of Aurifil.

I also posted a poll for buying BOLTS of fabric, for like the background of your quilts when you need large amounts of the stuff, especially with Modern quilts, you can check out the poll here.


  1. Dear Mara, I am so glad you liked your swap package. You said you wanted to work on a Christmas quilt, so I decided to raid my Christmas stash. Hope they will work. Glad you like the tape measure, too.

  2. Hi Mara,that is a lovely purse you received! Love the little tape measure too. Thanks so much for posting the links to the swap sign-ups. I have signed up for the zip pouch one and the 241 tote swap as well!

  3. Actually, Mara made the purse. Don't give me too much credit.

    1. LOL Capi, I actually already set CeLynn straight, hehe, she missed the post with the pictures of the bag, so she replied, "oopps my bad, swaps are fun."