Monday, January 16, 2012

I have an idea...

it's a little bit of a crazy idea...but here goes.  I have big plans for a baby quilt for some close friends.  I'm picking a single color and I'd like to mix and match tons of prints and solids.  I've had the idea in my head for ages!  AGES I tell you!  (Think Elizabeth Hartman's billboard quilt.)

Anyway, the thing that's been holding me up is picking a color.  I was kinda leaning towards orange and once I feasted by eyes on this bundle of joy, it was official. 
I'm ordering one of these puppies as soon as I finish typing this post!  

Now this is where it gets a little crazy up in here.  I still won't have enough oranges in my stash to execute my plan.  So instead of sticking with my usual scheme (which is to buy 800x more fabric than I actually need for a given project), I am proposing a little fabric swaperoo.  Here's how it will work: 

You send me an orange piece of fabric (or two or three).  Each piece should be either 2.5", 5", 7.5", or 10" square (you know, something I can cut into 2.5" squares).  Prints and solids welcome.  In return, I'll send you a piece of equal size from my stash.  (Feel free to request a color or even a print that you've seen here...I can't promise that I'll be able to make your hopes and dreams come true, but I'll sure as hell try!)  All you have to do is leave a comment with a way for me to get in touch with you so we can work out the deets!  (It's possible that you're a "no-reply blogger", which means I won't be able to reply to your comment.  Don't feel bad.  I used to be a "no-reply blogger" and I didn't even know it.  This post will teach you how to become a "yes-reply blogger" in no time!  Or you can just include your email address in your comment.)

I feel like this has the potential to turn crazy, but we'll see how it goes!  Anybody game?


  1. Ooh, I'm in. I'll go through my stash tonight (or tomorrow...) and let you know what I've got. I'll just email/flickr mail you when I have time to look.

  2. I'm totally in! I have a couple of oranges in my stash. How do you feel about orange-ish (like coral?). And do you only want fully orange or would orange and a second colour also work? I'll take photos to swap. Yay!

  3. Shannon, I blogged about your request so maybe you'll get a few more takers:

  4. Oh! I have some orange half yards and fqs I recently bought for a bee block. I just haphazardly bought orange to make sure I had enough, and then didn't end up using a bunch. I'll take pictures of them when I get home. :)

  5. I don't have many oranges but the next time I see you, I can give you some.


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