Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Crafty Swapping (with a Little Bit of Stalking!)

Late last year I signed up for my first Instagram quilt swap, the Little Quilts Swap run by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger. I first saw it mentioned in a post by one of my friends and was so intrigued I tracked down the details and promptly signed up!! At the same time, I signed up for the FMS Gift Exchange run by Fat Mum Slim (Chantelle Ellem). This seems to have become my equivalent of late night online shopping, I sign up for swaps!!

I love to craft and quilting is my favourite but I'd have to say that I tend to start lots of projects and not finish them. Most quilters have a few UFOs (Unfinished Objects) floating around because there is so much fabric and there's always a new project to entice you! However, give me a deadline and I can suddenly find lots of time to sew and can finish things well ahead of the set time!!

My completed Gardens Paths Mini Quilt from Little Quilts by Sarah Fielke & Amy Lobsiger

The result was the above mini quilt and a few little extras which were duly sent off to my swap partner.

Honeycomb Mini Quilt and Extras

In return for my totally impressive productivity(!), I received the above goodies from the lovely Lisa! So I had lots of fun stalking my partner, making the quilt and finding the extras and then I got this absolutely gorgeous little quilt which now hangs on my sewing room wall. In fact, I had so much fun, I signed up for another two last week (eeeek!!). I always was a glutton for punishment!

At least my fabric stash should shrink, although, maybe I need to buy more fabric....hmmm, very tempting!!

Watch this space as I suddenly HAVE to finish projects and move in to top gear. Follow up pictures will be posted soon!

Do you take on projects on the spur of the moment? What's your online fix? I've told you mine, now it's time to spill the beans on yours! I won't tell if you don't!


  1. That is a very nice addiction to have I must say. :) Your mini quilt is gorgeous!

    1. Thanks, Karin! I wish I could say it was cheaper than online shopping but there's so much fabric and I'm always finding new stuff I "have" to have 😃