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.

Gifts for Friends

I am so bad at keeping my own secrets! Seriously. I want to jump up and down and yell out to the world. Don’t worry, I wouldn’t steal your thunder and reveal your secrets.

friendship bags for gifts

I made these two friendship bags for two sewing friends of mine who I felt compelled to send handmade gifts to. I am going to fill them with sewing notions. I used Rachel’s tutorial, which I highly recommend. It was a very easy pattern to follow, so these projects came together in less than two hours.

I won’t elaborate too much more yet about the recipients of these friendship bags because they read this blog, and I want them to be surprised when the package arrives in their mail. Let’s just say I am thankful for their friendship, and they deserved a little something sweet.