Sunday, July 8, 2012

Picture Perfect Polaroid Swap


I saw this swap yesterday, and I knew I had to join up!  When I painted my sewing room and reorganized my stash a few months ago, I realized I basically had a collection of novelty fat quarters.  Hardly any solids, no blenders, and a few polka dots.  Since then, I’ve made some major fabric purchases to round out my stash.

When I saw this swap, I knew it would be a great way to use some of those fun novelty fabrics I have a preference for.


I just love those turtles.  I used them to make a zipper pencil case as part of a birthday gift for a friend’s daughter, along with this great book called The Girls’ Doodle Book.  I highly recommend this book for any girl ages 8-11 who likes to draw.  Now I only have scraps of the turtles left.  Perfect for this polaroid block.


I have relatively few “boy” fabrics in my stash, but the cowboys were just a perfect fit for the 2 1/2 inch center.


And you can’t go wrong with ladybugs and garden gnomes!


I wonder who will end up getting these guys???  Also, I’ve been thinking, how cute would a polaroid quilt be with Aneela Hoey fabrics?  I guess I’m going to have to pull out some of my Sherbet Pips and Little Apples scraps and make a few more…so far I have 50 done!!!

Bea and I finished her quilt for Ronnie and will be taking photos today!  Stay cool!!!


  1. Jamie sounds like you found a fun swap. You really have some cute fabrics. I wonder who the lucky person will be?

  2. I love your polaroids!!! What a fun swap!! I'm a sucker for novelty prints too, there's just so many fun prints out there. You'll have fun looking through blogs to see who gets your blocks.

  3. I recognise some of those fabrics from one of the blocks you sent me :)
    Looks like a fun swap.


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