Monday, February 6, 2012

Some bloggers can't count......

Last month I offered a trade of some wool felt (preloved washed and shrunk blankets and woolen clothing) for a fat quarter to cover postage for a 500g bag in Australia...

I cut 10" squares from these fabrics and about 12 - 15 squares can be squeezed into a 500g satchel...
(some are thicker than others)


Traders were not expected to go and buy fabric..... it was more of an exchange of something we have in the cupboard but when asked I said my preference would be from ..... oriental fabrics, blues and beiges or background fabrics if they had ...

I was floored by the generosity of the ladies I exchanged with....everyone sent more than what I had asked for... thank you so much.. Tanya, Sharon, Maria, Jeanette and Susan .....


There is such a lot to choose from
and I am seriously grateful to you all
BIG HUGZ

I am collecting up some orientals and the beiges and blues to start working on blocks from this book....


I would like to do a couple of these each month... they are for 9" blocks.....

Anybody else use this book?

It will be fun... and a bit different I think....

Righto... gotta go... blocks to sew....

Strelizia

27 comments:

  1. whow Fiona what a lovely selection you have there.xx

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  2. LOL! Since they can't count, I hope they always measure twice and cut once when they're working with their own fabric. Wonderful friends.

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  3. How fabulous. I bet they were thrilled with their parcels too.

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  4. Sounds like a fair exchange to me , great fabric and an oriental quilt will be gorgeous. I have a friend who is doing an oriental quilt and that book look familiar. Hugs Sheila

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  5. Isn't that great...everyone is happy. So much lovely fabric for all to share.

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  6. That's why quilters are told to measure twice... they can't count!!!! LOL...
    A lovely selection of fabric for you to use on a quilt from that beautiful book! :)

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  7. It's probably because they only have their toes to count with as their fingers are busy typing or stitching. LOL! How wonderful. Can't wait to see the progress of this quilt.

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  8. I guess generosity is returned, and you are a generous blogger. That book looks wonderful, will be watching to see your blocks as you do them.
    Have a super week.
    Hugs xx

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  9. I like the looks of that book. Always happy to trade with you :o) it worked well for all of us. Enjoy and I look forward to seeing those blocks and the quilt taking shape

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  10. Looks like a case of what goes around comes around........ in a good way!

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  11. Wow! You have got some lovely fabrics - I'm sure everyone was very grateful for the lovely pieces you sent. Looking forward to seeing the blocks you sew from your new book. Cheers

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  12. Made use of 2 bits of the felt yesterday. I cut out another candle mat. Thanks for all the bits you sent & am glad you can make use of the fat 1/4's. Hugs,

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  13. Love that book. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

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  14. Love and sewing makes the world go around. Good luck with your new blocks.
    Happy Monday.
    Bev.xoxo

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  15. It looks to me like you have had a lot of fun with this swap. Lots of lovely goodies.
    I am not familiar with the book so will be interested to see the blocks you make.

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  16. Finally....finally...made it to the mail box this morning....keep an eye out for a squishy parcel in the next day or so...but I think it will disappoint after that lovely lot! Will be interesting to see how your blocks turn out...Have fun!!!...

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  17. generosity inspires generosity.
    Lovely design that you have planned. Like an oriental dear Jane?
    Enjoy all your lovely fabrics.

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  18. That's what I call a 'win-win' situation! These Japanese blocks will be great! I look forward to seeing what you create with your new stash!

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  19. Great swap. Quilters are such wonderful people.

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  20. and thanks for my nice woolen squares. XX

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  21. Wow great exchange rate....rethink the T-shirts...

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  22. I think your swap was a fabulous idea and you were just as generous, enjoy your FQs. Hugs

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  23. It is always fun to see what other have have a good week I had a wonderful day. Laura

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  24. Bloggers are just awesome - so generous!!! I think I'm in love with that book, Fiona, I'm going to look for it!

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  25. What a great swap....and the flower is so pretty.
    Mama Bear

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  26. I am so glad that the swap was a success!

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