It’s been a very pleasant three-day break. Did I rest, relax and do nothing? Of course I didn’t. On Thursday I began my fabric swap friendship cloth. Some of the fabrics that my new blog friends sent me were just too precious and beautiful to add to my collection and use up in other projects. I wanted to do something more special with them, and to find a way to honour and appreciate the fabric choices that these kind people made for me. Also, many of the fabrics were so like the people who sent them that it was like having a photograph of a friend. I can immediately look at one of these fabrics and think of the name of the person it came from.
I cut out 25 10-inch squares of light calico and collaged the swap fabrics onto these bases:
You're welcome to pick your way through threads and stitches, but I'd be really grateful if you could be kind enough to refrain from pinning.