Over the last couple of years I have participated in the Postage Stamp Quilt Charm Swap hosted by Mary over at The Curious Quilter.
My swap partners are from the US, Canada, Australia, Croatia, Sweden and a couple of private swaps from Germany and Malaysia.
In 2012 & 2013 I didn't have time to start working on these squares. At the end of last year, after the last 2013 swap, I decided I will work on them from the beginning of this year. So far I have kept my promise! :)
Well, it is not fully true that I didn't work on the squares last year; I did sort about 400 squares on colors. It's a tedious job, I got bored and put it all away. Christmas and New Year came and went and in the beginning of January I pulled out all the packages containing 100 squares of 2.5 inch each.
Here are some of them...
About 3000 2.5 inch charms sorted on colors
A couple of weeks ago I started sewing some of the charms together
7 blocks - 36 squares in each blocks - 252 squares - so far! :)
I hate plans (they always fail!), but I hope to do one block per day or 2-3 blocks per week. I still have yet to decide on size and how I want to assemble the blocks
I've had these beautiful layer cakes sitting on the shelf since 2009/2010 (if not mistaken)!!! The idea was to make Bunny Hill's 'A Tisket, A Tasket', but that never happened!
The layer cakes are
1) Aviary by 3 Sisters
2) Beach House by Blackbird Designs
My idea is to cut each 10 inch squares into four 5 inch squares, mix them all and make a twin quilt - 54 x 90 inches - but that may change! :) Whatever it turns out to be, I have to buy backing... in spite of being on SSD! (Strict Stash Diet!) :)
I have yet to take photos of several items I've finished this month; hope to do that during the weekend.