Welcome to my blog. Besides my normal everyday life, I quilt, work in a quilt shop,and love to read quilt blogs. I embroider, do counted cross stitching, tat, crochet, knit and want to learn anything that requires the use of needles and thread. Come back often to see what new project I am working on or to read a tip or two.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Postage Stamp Charm Swap

Yesterday through July 22 you can sign up to swap postage stamp charms. What are postage stamp charms, you ask? They are tiny squares of quilting fabric that can be 1 1/2" to 2 1/2". A postage stamp quilt is made using these charms. Ideally, no two fabrics are repeated in the whole quilt. So a charm swap is great because there are so many fabrics in the world that I don't have. In this swap, we trade 100-charm packs. This will be my second swap. I did one in April and so far I have sewn six 13" blocks.

You can make quilting friends all over the world. Google postage stamp quilts to see more. You can sign up for the current swap at thecuriousquilter.wordpress.com

This is a small sample of what my quilt will look like from the Stash Bee. I was queen bee in June and I think I still need to receive a few blocks before I can get it all put together. Another fun online group to join and all you have to do is make one block a month to send to someone somewhere in the world.

The last online group I participate in is Doll Quilters Monthly. This is the quilt I sent to my June partner in Tennessee. Doll quilts are so fun to make because they are fast. One a month is not too much to keep up with.

What a hot summer we are having. It is going by so fast. Life is so busy, but don't we love it. Keep quilting and stay happy.

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