For those of you that haven't taken part in a swap like this before. Each member buys a metre/yard of fabric and chops it up into 5" squares which they send off to the swap co-ordinator - in the case of this swap the lovely Sarah aka Ayatollah Hogamanay, who then sorts them into piles and sends them back. So each person gets a set of different charms. It's a great way of getting a range of fabrics. I think what is particularly fun with this swap is Japanese fabrics really lend themselves to a spot of fussy cutting and they tend to be more expensive than other quilting fabrics so it's a great way of getting a good Japanese assortment.
I chose this fabric from Celtic Fusion Fabrics - who kindly gave us swappers a discount to use for this swap. As always super fast delivery so despite ordering this on Sunday (it was a Bank Holiday on Monday) this plopped through my letter box today.
Here are my 56 charms ready to go.
I had a little panic with cutting but that's a whole other story
Also popping through my letter box was a bit of pre holiday shopping at Sew Fresh Fabrics.
A spot of Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner and of course some Momo
A colleague is expecting in about two weeks. I'm kind of hoping (selfishly I know) bub will hang around until I can get a new machine as this Oh deer! would be fab for a baby quilt and I'm not risking that with Marty McTempermental.
Also arriving recently was this bag of scraps from Nichol. She had a give away on her blog a while back for some scraps she couldn't bother to sort any further and I love other peoples scraps. I think it's a universal accepted thing, that other people's scraps are always more interesting. I'm going to have fun with these I'm sure!