In return I received nothing. Yes I was a little disappointed but I was proud of what I made and delighted with the lovely and thoughtful response from Kirsty. Over 70 people took part in the swap and it was a big success. Maria the swap organiser offered an angel make but I didn't want to put someone to the effort of making on behalf of a swap partner who let us all down. I learned recently that there is a blacklist of bad swappers but you really need to not deliver and not communicate to get on that list. Shame it has to exist in the first place.
Taking part in swaps has a bigger advantage than just getting nice stuff in the post though. It makes you try something new. For rounds 1 to 3 I tried applique and free motion quilting, scrappy rainbows and confetti fabric bits with matchstick quilting.
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What the Bobbin was great fun. Send 12 fussy cut blocks and get 12 different ones back. Turned into a fun cushion my mum has "borrowed" for her sofa, so she has benefited from the swaps too!
Sign ups for the Schnitzel & Boo mini quilt swap round 4 close today so if you are looking for a really well organised swap don't wait. Sign ups form is on Kirsty's blog here if you are interested. I'll be missing this round as I have holidays in the middle of it and can't commit the time to do a good job. I'll be looking forward to finishing up a summer tote bag swap and our annual Christmas Modern Quilters Ireland swap though so still lots going on!
What do you think? Swaps - Love them or Leave them?