06 February 2009

Its a swap! And, of course, some tangential rambling...

Darci over at Stitches and Scissors is hosting a fat quarter swap, so go on over and check it out!

I love fat quarters. You can get lots of different fabrics for a little money with fat quarters. I've found that they are a really great stash builder and I love to just look at them. They are usually under $3.00 each and I just feel like I get tons of variety from them. And the size is easy to mange, which I like in my limited and not-so-organized space. The first quilt I made was made with fat quarters. It was a pattern from this book , made with all batiks and I love it. I'm sitting with it on my lap right now.



One of the things I love about this quilt is the batting. I used a very thin batting that is a silk and cotton blend. So the quilt is super lightweight but SUPER warm. The lightness of the quilt is deceiving. And it is one of the few quilts in my living room that hasn't been taken over by the dogs, although they've tried. But I am a total fanatic about making sure they don't get it. I yell at others in my house if they leave it laying on the couch for the dogs to lay on. My husband thinks I'm crazy...

Don't forget to check out the swap and have a lovely day...

2 comments:

Barb said...

I'm just fascinated by your blog and your quilts. I've never tried quilting but I have a friend who is a true fanatic. Unfortunately, I learned of her obsession after we moved from Austin so I've never seen her quilts...but you should see her face when she talks quilting!

Anyway (rambling pre-coffee) that quilt is BEAUTIFUL--it looks like what would happen if you made a quilt out of a rainbow.

Darci said...

Thanks for posting about the swap. Can you email me with your mailing address and if you want to ship internationally? Thanks so much.

darcisews@gmail.com