I was pretty darn excited when I received the package of lovelies sent to me by Heather! Right off, I began taking pictures so I could showoff the pretties ASAP and let Heather know how much this meant to me. These were all in the package I received:
Mason Jar Cozies too :-)
And now for my handmade reveal!
For my assigned sister, I spent several weeks in stalking mode, learning about Kathy from Kwilty Pleasures. I was pleased to find that Kathy is a very active blogger, which made things easier:-) At first, I was torn between something for her Irish Bar or something fun for her Green Thumb. Both ideas soon lost out though when I realized she would receive her gift at the beginning of football season, an important time of year in Kathy's home...
The Buckeye's Fan Carryall commenced!
My idea for the bag was inspired by a picture/link from Kathy's awesome Pinterest Board:
|Lightening Zigzags Tutorial by Jenn of all Trades !|
For quicker piecing, I joined 1 3/8" strips with 2 1/2" background strips. (I later made note that a 27" strip unit made approx. 10 blocks). I made the first angle cut after lining the strip set up on the mat, and aligning my ruler 1" apart diagonally.
If that does not quite make sense, looky here at these studio-at-night-shots:
|Angle established with 1" incline|
|Units cut 2.5" apart, on parallel line|
|Cut to square off small patch first, a perpendicular cut starting 1/2" to the right of the top seam|
|2.5" squares, in stacks on the right. I think I was taking these to watch TV in the LR|
Added a few pockets and a simple cardboard bottom...
Then I made sure to test it's ability to tote a quilt!
Ty's Z Quilt fit easily, with room for another ;-)
I super-enjoyed this swap and plan to participate again next year!
Thank you Michele, you are the best!