We had a really fun swap at VMQG - at the November meeting, those that wanted to participate brought in a little sandwich bag of scraps, with their name hidden inside. You then got to choose a bag and then make something for the person using their scraps. The idea was that it be something that didn't take you too long to make,. They would be brought back at the December meeting and given back to their owners. I, unfortunately, missed the December meeting, but I had a friend who acted as my delivery service. (Thanks Terry!) We met today for coffee, and she brought me my Secret Santa gift.
I was lucky enough to have Felicity, the very same Felicity of Felicity Quilts and Friday Felicities as my secret Santa. In fact, Felicity was the master mind behind the swap as well! She took my bag of scrappy bits and made me this gorgeous little pouch, putting all kinds of my bits and pieces to great use - in fact, I think all she needed to add was the zipper! Inside and out was all created from my scraps - I love it!
Beautiful Rainbow batiks - I used a single 6" square from each
I used up some scrappy pieces of blacks I had and some thrifted white sateen
Some ditch stitching and straight line quilting at odd angles and I was done. It finished at about 34" square - maybe a little bigger than the intent of the swap, but I had fun, and really enjoyed making it, and start to finish it only took about 6 hours, so I'm okay with that!