Thursday, January 16, 2014

Redbird Bee Secret Santa Swap...

I belong to a wonderful Bee within the St Louis Modern Quilt Guild. We're starting our third year with a fun traveling block project. But we decided to end 2013 and  begin 2014 with a Secret Santa swap. Thanks to Kelly who got us all registered at secretsanta.com. We were all able to create a wish list and the site did the name swapping for us. No one knew who had who. We gave ourselves a couple of months to make a handmade gift for out partner. It's a talented group! So we all ooohed and aaahed as each gift was revealed on Saturday!

I received this AMAZING bag from Hannah. Even my husband said "the colors are so you!" {didn't think he even noticed}


And look at all those zippers!! I've been trying to get all my handwork organized and this is perfect. So grateful for such a beautiful, thoughtful gift!


I had Linda's name and she asked for a wallhanging for her sewing room. I decided to use a block chosen by each of our Bee members over the last 2 years and incorporate it into a wall quilt. Here's what I came up with.


I made all the blocks first in a 6" size. Then it took quite a while to figure out an arrangement that I liked. The "Sew" is fused and and machine appliquéd and the needle and thread are embroidered.


Such a fun activity!!


10 comments:

  1. What a fun little quilt! Those are some really cute blocks you got to compile. I love how it was quilted :) It makes all the blocks really pop.

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  2. I can't decide which one I like the best!

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  3. you guys do such awesome work. both of the projects are beautiful. thanks for sharing

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  4. Very nice gifts. You really scored a win with that pouch!

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  5. You ladies had a GREAT swap! It was so fun to see all of the photos on FB and IG. Beautiful work all around.

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  6. Oh my goodness! that wall quilt is just beautiful!

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  7. That pouch is amazing! And what a happy and inspiring mini quilt!

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  8. What a fun group of ladies! The sewing pouch is so pretty and original. Who wouldn't want a sampler for their sewing room, it's just perfect! Lucky you :)

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  9. That Sew Together Bag is fab. I made one last year and they hold LOADS!

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