Quilt Swap, Quilting with Friends

Gifts for Quilters

We all like to receive gifts, especially from those who share the same interests that we do.  I am always on the lookout for gift exchange items for fellow quilters.   I like to make things that are useful, easy to make and of course it has to be something that I’d like to have myself.

Participating in the Angel Swap is giving me some quick and easy patterns that may also be used as exchange gifts. So far the pieces are embroidered so they make good take-along projects that can be picked up when we decide to make an impromptu road trip.

One of the things we did this ‘official last weekend of summer’, was to take a short drive south of Syracuse.  (My husband is always looking for an excuse to take some pictures.) The countryside is very lush this year, probably because weve had a lot of rain during the summer.  It was such a relaxing way to spend the afternoon and also gave me the opportunity to work on a few projects.

I brought along the second and third projects for the Angel Swap:  inserts for the journal covers and needle cases.  The embroidery is so simple that I thought I’d make more than one.    I’m thinking of putting together my own journals by covering loose leaf binders.

Embroidered Inserts

On Tuesday a group of us got together to a day of sewing at the local library.  I brought along these projects and so far have finished one and a half inserts for the needle cases and three inserts for the journal covers.

There is always time to quilt!
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