Well, I think this swap was a big success, I really enjoyed this one (I think I say that about all of them!) The great thing about this swap was it was pretty open to interpretation and so I had no idea what kind of fabrics would be swapped, I got ridiculously excited as each package arrived. This first one was from Sabine in Belgium, she wrote a really detailed explanation about the history of linen and the linen she sent is so soft, I was really surprised. She picked the modern pattern because she felt it represents the contrast of the big cities and the countryside.
Zonnah sent this package, the traditional fabric pattern is taken from the Navajo rugs, I am thinking of making a little 'rug' with it to add to the continent box and the modern print is cute too, Ebi-kun says they are eggs, maybe an Easter project with this?
Dawn wrapped her fabric like Christmas presents, I had to include a picture of the spotty tissue paper because I have never seen it before! She sent traditional fabric printed with road signs, I have never been to the US but this is the image I have in my head! Her state has a big dairy industry, hence the cow fabric, which made me chuckle, I hadn't thought of selecting fabric like that, she also sent a bonus piece of green fabric from Bali.
This last one was from Lenka in the Czech Republic, I had an extra set of fabric so I asked her if she would like to do an extra swap. She sent Kanafas as the traditional fabric, it is colour woven not printed or dyed and some patchwork cotton because that is in vogue in Czech Republic just now. I am tempted to use a little from each piece of fabric and make something as a keepsake but for now, I think I will just look at it all!
So, a big thank you to all my swap partners, it has been great getting to know everyone too and thank you to everyone else who has taken part, if you blog about the swap please let me know, I would love to see what everyone else send/received.
And since we are on the subject of swaps, my regular swap partner Kristel sent this, guess what it is...