The Phat Quarter group is a rocking little joint.
We’re home of the Mr X Stitch community on flickr. We know how to throw a wildly successful and rewarding artists’ swaps. Jamie “Mr X” Chalmers himself refers to them as “legendary.” He will not get an argument from me.
The Phat Quarter Swaps are tied to the Fifth Friday Festivals of Fabulousnesses that occur each month containing five Fridays. In August 2013, the Mr X Stitch website celebrated five years as the coolest, most edge-pushing home of contemporary needlework. To recognize that awesome accomplishment, our Phat Quarter Swap theme was the number five.
And the Phat Quarter artists played with fives and bent that theme to their creative will. Check out the amazing work here.
Full Fathom Five, by Cherry and Cinnamon
Foxy Lady Playing Five Notes by Sister Twisty
Five Birds by Hugs are Fun
Five by Five by Disobedient Child
Honeycomb Five by CocoaEyes (yours truly)
Season Five by lizziebabe
Starfish by xsilverdaisyx
Five by katherosthepure
Pentagon Tiling by Jessica Kelly
Five Naughty Words by lockedinthepark
And last but CERTAINLY NOT least, Diva Plavalaguna by Sewphie T
Damn, we have some talented stitchers, don’t we?! Multiple mediums, quantity AND quality, irreverent humor, masterful needlework… we have it all in Phat Quarter Swaps!
Olisa Corcoran is a stitch artist and blogger living in Durham, NC. She speaks fluent Nuyorican and always keeps her dial turned to 11.