Sunday, February 27, 2011
Another Little Quilt Swap
Kate has been hostessing Another Little Quilt Swap for a while now. The beauty of this swap is that you are only officially entered when you have actually made your little swap quilt. If you make the quilt, and decide you can't give it away, no biggie, keep it. If you haven't made it, and don't have the time, you don't have to rush through it just to honor your commitment. The quilts are posted on the blog and we make a list of the quilts we would like to receive. Kate does her magic (and lots of hard work) to decide who gets which quilt and lets us know where to mail our quilt. Then we sit back and wait for the ones we get. Which comes pretty fast, because you don't have to wait for them to make the quilt, just mail it off.
I entered the maximum of two quilts, and have received my swap quilts. Ooh, they are both so beautiful. And they go together so well. Each quilt is beaded and has so many intricate tiny details that I could look at all day. And maybe steal a few techniques from, as well.
There is applique and piecing and fabric choice and batiks and fusing and folding and beading (and layering of beads) and buttons (and layers of buttons) and rickrack and overlapping and shiny threads and shiny beads and machine and hand quilting and combinations of different quilting designs. So many beautiful techniques combined so beautifully to make two very different but gorgeous quilts.
And they are now MINE! Thank you so much Margaret and Lisa! And Kate!