Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Solid Swap

Yesterday, after a loooong wait, my For The Love of Solids swap package arrived. The international shipping deadline was September 8th but my fellow Canadian swappers know that as soon as a foreign parcel sets foot on Canadian soil, it enters the Canada Post Twilight Zone and delivery ranges from 1 day to 1 month. In this case, I have to say: totally worth the wait.

My solids mini from Megan!!!

Megan, who blogs here, was one of the swap organizers. She made this stunning mini quilt and also sent along a coordinating pouch and a Kona solids charm pack (awesome, because I am so not done with this pattern yet and will undoubtedly create something else with the charms soon).

FTLOS swap extras

This will be my last major swap for a good long while. I like to go out on a high note and Megan really delivered with two beautifully constructed gifts! I literally have no more wall space for mini quilts, and I freely admit to feeling extremely liberated -- in a creative sense -- knowing that I do not have any sewing commitments or deadlines for other people in my future. I must say though, this solids swap was a great challenge and I was very inspired by the wide range of projects and the original use of solid fabrics that appeared in the flickr pool.

I just have two hoops to finish up and then I will get busy sewing stuff I want, for me (well, and everyone that I am making Christmas gifts for).

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you needs a new project girlfriend. King sized bed quilt with fern patterns in deep greens for someone down the street?

Ha ha. Love your SIL.

badlandsquilts said...

Gorgeous items you have there!

This past year I haven't done any big swaps, just a few guild challenges and it has been nice to have few deadlines. Enjoy your time!

Amy said...

Inspired by Ingrid right? It's a lovely mini. Enjoy your liberation. Let's see if you can stick to it this time, lol.

Katie B. said...

Whew! Congratulations! Definitely worth the wait.

Dianne said...

Oooohh can hardly wait for Friday so I can (hopefully) see this live and in living colour!

chris said...

What fun. I love the graphic quality using solids gives. Enjoy getting some just for you sewing. :)

Rachel said...

Oh that Canada Post again! I mailed a parcel to a friend in New Hampshire on August 29 and she STILL hasn't received it. I think for my $12.41 (it was only fabric, for heaven's sake) I should get better service. No doubt that package is floating somewhere in that Twilight Zone you mentioned.

In any case, you lucked out! The little quilt is gorgeous and look at all the other goodies!

Heather D. said...

Ah yes, the Canada Post Twilight Zone. I experienced that recently too!! I'm pretty sure I saw this on Megan's blog and loved it.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Hurray - so happy you received a good-un - so well deserved

Kerry said...

I especially liked the pouch, using the block element that made up the mini, works so well

randi said...

wow! i love that little quilt. what a great swap!

Flying Blind... said...

A great package - well worth the wait! Swap-stress is definitely not good this time of year x

pinksuedeshoe said...

Ok, are you going to post a pic of your wall all filled up with mini's Because I would LOVE to see them all together!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful quilt and pouch, and little extras. Postal twilight zone--I think it has hit the States too. I ordered some labels from Minnesota, she shipped them like two weeks ago and they have not arrived yet.