Michael is usually the one out of the two of us to be the first at blazing a path, trying something new or to branch out on an idea. I joined Flickr first without actually knowing what is was or how to use and navigate it. And for a time I actually abandoned the notion of ever going back to it. Just recently however Flickr made a resurgence in the home when Michael brought it up to show me pictures of mini quilts from a group site.
The group is called LQSVS for Lil Quilt Sew, Vote, Swap. This site is for people who want to participate in making and swapping mini quilts. For people like me, this is a novel idea. As a mini quilt (subject to certain rules & size perimeters) you can start and finish a project in a short amount of time. There are really no rules as to artistic license and in the end you get to swap with someone else in the group. I won’t bore you with the details about how the swap is done but know the ladies in this group and so many others in groups like this one really have some talent and creative ideas.
If your like me; someone who longs for friendship or social interaction but doesn’t get out much, this is a perfect way to do what you love along with other people with the same interests as you. And being a member/participant has it’s advantages of sharing pics and clips of ideas from people around the world. My mini quilt ended up going to an anxiously awaiting participant in Germany. As an avid pen pal writer, I don’t have to tell you how exciting that is, to send something to someone new. The pictures attached to this post are all mini quilts Michael & I received thus far and along with one mini quilt the sender also included a very cute, little matching purse with scrap materials tucked inside.
The Peter Rabbit mini quilt was shipped to me by it’s creator Summerset Rose from England.This mini is so very precious from its soft palette color selection down to the softness of the fabric. What is so unique and fabulous about this mini is that it’s interactive. The triangles open up like shutters to reveal a different print block in each. Great for toddlers!