Tuesday, January 20, 2009

5 X 5 swap

Inspired by a post I saw on another blog, Sara and I decided to commit to a year-long, monthly swap of 5 -5 X 5 squares of fabulous fabric. Every month we'll trim up 5 lovely 5 X 5 squares, pop them in the mail, and await our arrival from a few provinces over. Sara participated in quite a few swaps last year and made (and received) some beautiful packages and I thought that this small swap would be a great (and inexpensive) way to keep the mail love going. 'Cause who doesn't love mail? I'm a BIG fan of etsy and ebay and check my porch daily for mail in hopes that something I've ordered has arrived. This 5 X 5 swap will only run the cost of a stamp, so here's to a low cost surprise.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my squares - use them up as they come, or save them up for a year long project? I saw a quilt online somewhere ( can't find the link) made up of 2.5" squares of every fabric collected over a number of years - it was beautiful and A LOT of work, but it's tempting to save a little square in a collection.

Here's what I sent to Sara - five squares purchased as part of a kit from a great etsy shop, ImagineFabric.

They are Amy Butler prints: Honeycomb Sand, Star Paisley Sand, Tree Peony Sky, Star Paisley Apricot and Full Moon Polka Dot Cherry. I bought two kits of 30 squares with the intention of trying a quilt.

Sara shipped me these fabulous prints, purchased, she tells me, at the recent Fabricville sale. I love the retroey feel of the brown floral.
What would you do with fabric squares?
- Donna

1 comment:

Sara said...

Love the fabric you sent to me, Donna! I'll have a hard time using it since it's so pretty.
Guess it's almost time to get the February one out the door!