Joining the Kate Spain Charm Swap

I’m really excited to be joining my first swap!  Michele at Quilts From My Crayon Box is hosting a Kate Spain Charm Swap over on her blog.  The swap includes all of Kate Spain’s lines (except for the Christmas/holiday fabrics).

Basically, we’re all picking two Kate Spain fabrics, cutting them in to charm squares, and sending them to Michele.  She’ll divide them all up and them send everyone back 112 different charm squares from all the prints the participants have chosen.  I’ve actually signed up for 2 spots so I’ll be cutting charms from 4 fabrics and ultimately getting 224 charms back (two of each print).

These are the 4 prints I’ve chosen for my contributions to the swap:

Fabrics for SwapI’ll be honest, as a new quilter, I don’t know a whole lot about all the different fabric designers that are out there.  I don’t have a favorite designer or fabric line (although I have seen some that I am really drawn too).  There are just so many different options out there and I simply haven’t had enough time or experience to develop strong preferences yet.

But I do like Kate Spain’s newest line, Sunnyside and I think it would be fun to make a quilt that features just her fabrics.  The different lines seem like they will coordinate together really well.  It probably doesn’t hurt that Kate Spain also makes me think of some of my favorite purses (Kate Spade).  You wouldn’t even imagine how many times I accidentally typed “Spade” instead of “Spain” when writing this post!  Maybe developing some true favorites will come with time.

Kate Spain – Sunnyside

While it will be nice to get a large variety of different coordinating charms for a Kate Spain quilt, I’m also really excited to have to opportunity to hopefully get to know some of the other bloggers who are participating in the swap a little better.  I think it will be nice to connect with some other like minded quilters as none of my friends locally quilt.

Have you ever participated in a swap with other bloggers?  What kind of swap was it and did you enjoy the experience?

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