Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Kate Spain Christmas Charm Swap is done!

There is one other big thing that has happened here lately.
The Kate Spain Christmas Charm Swap has been completed.
Just look at all these gorgeous charms the participants received!
There were a number of packages that arrived late so sending these out got delayed a bit.  One package actually went MIA and never arrived at all.  The participants were willing to wait a little longer to see if it showed up (which it still hasn't to this day).  The person that sent them chose to purchase more fabrics and on my suggestion had them shipped directly to me.  Once I got them in my hands and cut them for her, all of the packages where quickly stuffed and sent on their way.
Even with the few problems there were getting this swap done, I'm so glad that I did it.  There is no other way I would have ever been able to get such a pretty variety of Kate's Christmas lines to turn into a holiday quilt for myself.
I thought I knew exactly what pattern I was going to use for my charms but I took it out recently and now am second guessing my decision.  I'm on the hunt for a new idea though I still might go back to my original plan. 

Thank you to all those who participated and thank you for your understanding during the delay.  I hope you love your charms and I can't wait to see what you create with them so please share when you do.

7 of you added your own colorful comments:

Grandma said...

So pretty it will be. Looking forward to seeing what you do.
What is happening withe the City Sampler QAL?

Brenna said...

I'm still trying to decide what to do with mine. I'm making Christmas table runners for gifts, so I imagine quite a few of them will end up there! Thanks again for coordinating!!

Katie said...

makes me regret not going this round -- even though I'm not a big holiday fabrics kind of person

Michele said...

Thanks and I actually haven't been able to make any myself yet. Friday is the plan.
I was so swamped last month that I even forgot about the linky party.
It is a good thing that it isn't a true QAL with deadlines and such.
Things are getting back on track here so I'm hoping to make some progress on it.

Carol said...

So pretty, I got my swapped charms but haven't had a chance to look at them yet. Thanks for the photo inspiration Michele. If you find the perfect project, let us know.

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

Thank YOU! I have my stack sitting next to my sewing machine awaiting some inspiration and time. I also have my other Kate Spain charms and coordinating yardage awaiting my attention ... since I finally decided what I want to do =)

Emily Kim said...

LOVE my collection of charms! (And kind of wish I'd done two spots in the swap...) Thank you SO MUCH for organizing this!! And I hope you're still planning on a regular Kate Spain swap soon!