Just a quick post today to let you know about the Scrap Vomit swap just in case you want to sign up. If you’ve seen Katy’s scrap vomit quilt then you will know that the main block is made up from a grid of 7×7 2.5″ squares (2″ finished size). Angie at Gnome Angel has organised a Swapbot swap for 49 squares- i.e. a block’s worth- that’s open internationally, but she does have an Australia only one too. The last day for sign ups is in 9 days time, 22nd September.
I’ve joined the international one as I’m a Swapbot user anyway and it means that come payday the one treat I will allow myself this month (Austerity measures!) is the 2.5″ quilting die from Sizzix for my Big Shot that I’ve had for a couple of years now. It will be my first quilting die as opposed to the standard paper/felt cutting ones so I’m looking forward to giving it a go and taming the scrap drawer! I think I’m going to make mine a postage stamp quilt with blocks alternated with solids though. Looking forward to a bit of simple piecing!