Wednesday, May 23, 2012

700 charms in the mailbox! PSQ QAL

Yesterday was like Christmas, birthday and I don't know what else! As the headline says; 700 charms in the mailbox! Yes, at one day! I was busy cutting more squares when DH returned from town / post office with all those treasures! They all are from my swap partners in the US. Last week I received 300 charms, from the US and Australia.
Yes, cutting more squares for the July swap! These are all fabric swatches from that box I was gifted last year. They are too small to be used for other things, so they are all cut into 2.5 inch and a few 2 inch charms. 

2300 charms flew out of Mauritius to the US, Canada and Australia earlier this month. It's so true, so true what one swapper said; 'Excitement all over the world'! :)
It's not too late to join the fun! Mary over at The Curious Quilter is hosting the PSQ Charm Swap and Challenge. You can read more about it here.

NNC is hosting a PSQ QAL (Postage Stamp Quilt - Quilt Along) this year.
Some of those participating are cutting charms, while others are doing it the easy way; jelly rolls. When the QAL was decided, I already had one jelly roll; 'Evening Mist'. I needed one more jelly roll and ended up with Moda Solids 'Natural'.

So far I have sewn the strips together and they are now ready to be cut.

Days are cooler and 'winter' is approaching. Our first hike of the season took place last Saturday, and you can read more about that here.



Karen said...

Good to see someone is keeping the postal service running! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is so much fun. I eagerly await the mail carrier everyday now. I'm lookin forward to the next swap as I've been going through my stash, which I thought wasn't really that big, and have found fabric that I don't even remember.

Happy quilting!

Sonja from Canada

Doyle Chick Quilts said...

Have you received my pieces from Canada yet?