Anyone up for a Liberty charm swap?

I have to admit, I have never been involved in a fabric swap. Heck I have only been involved in one quilt a long, and not when it was happening live, LOL! So when I came across someone thinking about putting together a Round 3, Liberty of London Charm Swap, I decided to be brave, pull up my big girl panties and get connected with other quilters. I have adored these fabrics forever, but could never make up my mind on which one I wanted to make a piece of clothing out of, so I never bought any. Actually over the winter I discovered that Brooks Brothers clothing store actually had quite a few pieces made from Liberty fabrics. I might have even drug my better half into a store, or two, to fondle them. So to say I am excited, about this, is an understatement!

The deadline for getting your 5″ charms turned in is July 13, so if you hurry you still have time! You need 16 charms in at least 3-4 prints, the seasonal ones were recommended, but you can read all about it over at Flickr. Click on Round 3 Discussion for more information.

I purchased my fabric from Purl Soho. Lots to choose from there!

And now I see that Pink Chalk Fabrics has new Liberty bundles, too.

So what am I up to this week? Besides catching up on housework, yard work, laundry….

Well, have  you poked around here recently? I’ve been busy trying to make my blog a little more presentable. I never realized how much goes into a good-looking blog! Not saying mine is good-looking, but I’m trying to at least get all my links to work, backtracking on tagging, which I didn’t realize how important they were to find specific posts, until recently, and on and on and on… Learning lots of new computer skills by Googling!  If you run across anything else that needs fixed, please do me a favor and point it out!

Several things are beginning to click. Hooking up with the Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop has answered a lot of questions and has been immensely helpful!

As for quilting…

Got this puppy quilted. I quilted 1/4″ inside and outside all the sashings and then again 1/4″ outside of those. So 4 rows of stitching on the diagonals using my even feed foot. They fall almost 4″ apart giving this quilt the most beautiful drape of any quilt, I’ve made, in recent years. I am shocked. I am usually an over the top, hand quilter, but this is nice! LOL! And fast! I have to tally up my time and I’ll get back with you when it’s finished. Next up, making the continuous bias binding, put it and and hand stitch it down. Hopefully while watching season 5 of The Sopranos! I’ll be glad to finally get this one washed up and all cuddly feeling.

Jane Austin quilt

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11 Responses to Anyone up for a Liberty charm swap?

  1. Angie Tobias says:

    Your site is looking great Lori! I always look forward to your posts 🙂 I need to send you an updated pic of Isaiah with his quilt!


    • sewfrench says:

      Thanks, Angie! If no one else reads my rambling I know you do!
      I’d love to see an updated pic of Isaiah with his quilt! He hasn’t outgrown it yet, had he?!!


  2. KurtzCrafts says:

    I’d like to get into the swap, but when I go over to flickr it says the page is private.


  3. Julie says:

    I’m doing my first ever swap too but it’s not that one. I’m also finishing up my first ever quilt-a-long but I am doing that one live. I love the peek at your quilt! It’s beautiful with all those pinks!


  4. Cindy @ In A Stitch says:

    Yummy looking fabrics. They certainly would be a joy to receive. Awesome quilt as well.


  5. Nita says:

    Cozy colours in that quilt. Very pretty!


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