Swap Projects Finished!

I took advantage of the three-day weekend to finish my swap projects that were coming due.  For the Friendship Bag Swap, I made this one for my partner using Rachel’s tutorial and some Hello Betty fabrics I had left over from projects for my shop.

friendship bag for my partner

I included a couple goodies for my partner’s sewing room too. I think it’s a fun bag for fall, so I hope she likes it.

I made this mini quilt for my partner in the Summertime Mini Quilt Swap. My partner listed her preferences as Americana and Civil War reproduction fabrics. I don’t have any of those types of fabrics in my stash or much experience with those themes, so I used some fabrics from the Zippity Do Da honey bun I won from Moda earlier this year.

summertime mini quilt for my partner

This was my first attempt at making a log cabin block! I know, can you believe that after making quilts for ten years, this is the first time I’ve ever made a log cabin block?!

backing on mini quilt

I am happy to report that I put a simple label on this one, which is a first for me. I do hope she likes what I came up with.

I tend to be a procrastinator so it’s a relief to have these finished and ready to ship. I’m not signed up for any other swaps (yet), so I’m going to work on projects for my shop and  for the holidays.

Friendship Bag Received

Thank you everyone for the shop love! I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful group of blogger friends. I am really excited about my new adventure, so I appreciate all your positive feedback.

Speaking of blessings, thank you to Sharon for the bag as part of the Friendship Bag Swap! I received this wonderful package in the mail this week.

friendship packageThe card was almost as exciting as the bag. Check out this cool patchwork card! It reminds me of those fabric postcards or trading cards people are making.

patchwork card from SharonWithout further delay, here is the fabulous friendship bag Sharon made for me. I love fall, and I love the fall fabrics she used, so I am going to start carrying this right away.

friendship bag from SharonNow check out these fabulous goodies she included in the package -a couple adorable ornaments, and a cute flower tee.

friendship goodiesShe even included a stack of great fabrics that I will definitely use, possibly for a handmade holiday project.

friendship fabricsThank you so much, Sharon! I love love love the bag AND the goodies.