Thursday, March 19, 2009

Flickr Quilting

Having completed one of my sneak peek quilts and nearing completion of the other, I'm thinking ahead to a couple of new projects--also quilts.

In my virtual quilting bee group, April is my month to send out fabric packets for the others to use in making quilt blocks for me. I'm so excited--the members in this group are very creative and have sewn up some real beauties...also, the colors in the fabrics I chose make me smile! What better combination can there be? I mailed out everyone's packages this morning--fifteen of them--so all I do now is anticipate the goodness that will arrive in my mailbox next month:)

I'm also excited that Doll Quilt Swap 6 is now under way! I had so much fun with Doll Quilt Swaps 4 & 5.

The fabric I purchased for the doll quilt I'm making is a little more pastel than I would generally choose and I find that I really like it. From what I can tell, my partner, who I must keep secret for now, uses these colors in some of their work. That's part of the fun of this swap--we are given the link to our partner's flickr photostream and blog (if they have one)--so we can 'get to know' her/him and their likes/dislikes. It's a fun way to create something with them especially in mind.

This swap is a great opportunity to branch out and discover new patterns, or in this case, new colors! A creative pursuit is such a wonderful thing--always something fresh and new awaiting us!



3rdEyeMuse said...

how exciting, Marilyn! I can't wait to see what the virtual bee's create for you - you sure found some wonderful fabrics for it!

I'm really liking your choices for the doll quilt, too ... fun, fun, FUN!

connie said...

Such fun. I love the all of the fabrics especially the first ones. You will have a busy and fun month.

Tina said...

I love the fabric you're sending out. It's so yummy! I'll be watching carefully to see what everyone creates for you. Someday I'll have to participate in one of those virtual bees! They look so fun!

Lynn said...

I've really enjoyed looking at these virtual bees. Your'e right about the swaps - they are a good time to try new things.

cindy said...

Pretty colors on the fabric! Love the top one!


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