I belong to a Yahoo Group called the Fiber Pirates. We are a cyber ship of quilt and fiber artists from around the globe. We are also a talented group of men and women who seem to collect interesting bits and bobs for making art with. I blogged earlier about the Baggo quilt I just finished for MrsK that is made with dupioni silk, fake rose petals and ribbon yarn (15 April 2009 for a picture)...
We, the Fiber Pirates, annually (somewhat) do a project called the Bag o' sCraps (aka BaggoCrap) or Baggo for short. The basic idea is that each participant collects a gallon bag of fabric and other stuff and sends it off to the Baggo Swap Mum. She, in turn, send that bag back out to someone else. That person then makes a quilt from whatever of the contents of the Baggo they want to use or feel they can use. Sometimes that is the biggest challenge of all. As in, "How in the World am I Going to Do Anything With This Lot?"
These are the contents of the bag I sent for the 2009 Baggo.
We can add stuff from their own stashes if necessary. For instance, for the one done last year, I did knitted jelly fish from a metallic yarn for it. I have blogged a picture of that quilt in an earlier post (also pictured on the 15 April 2009 post).
This is a picture of what I am getting back. This picture is pretty craptastic as there is a metallic fleck in the green fabric. It appears that most point and shoot cameras REALLY, REALLY don't like metallics from what I have been experiencing. I can tell though, that it has an amazing amount of quilting. I just cannot wait for it to come home so I see it for real. I will also have to find its place of honour on one of my walls.
It looks so amazing! I didn't even recognize it as belonging to me as it is WAY BETTER than the contents of my Baggo would have suggested. Earlier, I had thought that one of the other quilts posted was mine as it does have fabrics in it that are in my own stash as well.