Thursday, 16 June 2011

Needlecase swap

A little while ago I joined a Yahoo group organised by Kathleen Tracy. She is the owner of several lovely books dedicated to making small quilts. Just as I joined there was the starting up of a needlecase swap and of course I signed up. My partner was Donna ( no blog ) and this is what I received.





And here it is opened up showing all the lovely pockets.


Donna told me she was quite a new quilter and was a little nervous about doing this but as you can see she had no need to worry as it is just brilliant. It is in use already as I took it to a workshop last week with all my bits and bobs in it. Thanks Donna. She also included some little extras - scissors, needles and fabric but I don't have a photo for some reason.


Anyway here is what I sent to Donna.




She requested modern fabrics which stumped me a little as I don't really do trendy stuff but anyway this is what I came up with. I tried to do modern with traditional and so turned to paper pieced hexagons and then hand quilted it.

Here it is inside.





I also chucked in some extra pieces of the fabrics I'd used for Donna to do with what she liked.


This was a nice swap - no pressure and I've also made a new friend as Donna is a lovely lady and we are keeping in touch.


Thanks for all your encouraging comments on my last post. I just don't seem to be able to get time to reply and that makes me feel a bit guilty. My DD is quite poorly at the moment and I am a bit side-tracked I suppose. Hopefully she is on the mend now - fingers crossed xxx

20 comments:

loulee said...

Cute swaps. I've met some lovely people through swaps too.

Isabella said...

Love that hexie one you sure did a good job to.

Gail said...

Love both needle cases! I think I may try a swap someday. I am so sorry to hear about Jess, is this the same issue? I hope she is WELL soon. Blessed Be.

Teresa said...

I love needle cases. Its fun to have special ones to tuck in different projects. A nice touch to add the charm in the one your made.

sewkalico said...

Oooh both gorgeous! Of course I am more partial to yours being hexagons and all LOL, but it looks like a super swap!!!!
Get well soon Jess! xka

Paula said...

That blue yellow and purple needle case that you made is adorable....I just love it..

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh wow! I love that needle case you made Donna. It is beautiful! And what a fun one you got from her.

Ali Honey said...

Wow! 2 beauties! I love them both. I really like the way she has used buttons as her closure.
How nice to meet a new friend.

Floss said...

Very nice.
I had missed your last blog, I have thought about giving up blogging too as I just seem to have less time for it, but for now I will keep going. I do enjoy reading yours.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love your hexie needle case...lucky Donna to be a recipient of one of your lovely creations...and I like her idea of a needle case with lots of pockets inside...hope Jess is better soon...

Chris H said...

Both Needle Cases are just gorgeous! Your hexi one is to die for.
I hope our DD is all better now.

Bonnie said...

Lovely job on both needle cases. I scrolled back on the last few blog posts... love your work. I especially was taken with the cute little baby sweaters. You are a woman on many talents and thanks for sharing them! Bonnie from your small quilts chat group...

vtquilter said...

Love both of those! Glad you are feeling more yourself.

A Time for Stitching said...

I love your hexagon needle-case! This is a great way to make new blogging friends. I hope your daughter gets better soon.

Teresa x

Guðrún said...

I hope your DD is better, you don´t have to reply to my comment if you don´t have time...

Lynda said...

The needle cases are lovely - and so useful! Sorry to hear your daughter isn't well - hope all is soon good.

Meggie said...

Lovely swaps. Hope your DD is better XX

*karendianne. said...

What lovely swaps! Both are done with such sweet detail. Gosh this was a nice swapping experience, wasn't it?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Both very cute, I love holders!Lots of hexes there, and little...I'm impressed! Tracey

stash busting nurse said...

I love the hexie needlecase.