Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Circles and Curves

I find inspiration for quilting in many different places, but one of my favourites over the past couple of years has been the Flickr photo sharing site online. I started just browsing through photos and doing searches for particular colours or styles, but then I noticed the word swap in descriptions and tags. The more I investigated, the more intrigued I was with this modern version of exchanging with like-minded people, much like the chain letters of past days, but with a more tangible (and positive) outcome.

One of the swaps that I've joined is the Mini QT Swap. It's been a real challenge for me to take a theme and then translate that into fabric and ultimately, a finished quilt. There are 2 months to complete the challenge and send your quilt to your swap partner. The first theme that I made a swap quilt for was "Take Flight". My swap partner, Dena, sent me this package:

 And this is what I sent to her:

The next theme was 3-D and I decided not to participate, but the next theme was circles and curves and this is what I received from my swap partner, Liz at Living My Sweet Life.
And mine should be in her mailbox soon and here's a sneak peek:
Hope you're enjoying my adventures so far. Happy Quilting!

--Ann