Back in the fall, those of us who went to the Sewing Summit had the opportunity to participate in a fun little post-Summit swap. I believe our deadline was November 8.
I got my fabulous IRL friend Becky in the swap — we both live here in the greater Sacramento area. As the deadline approached, I told her I might be a little late. And it’s January 12, if you’re not paying attention. But I’m finally finished!
It’s perfect for a cup of coffee, or enjoying a nice glass of ice water. On the patio. In January.
I used the same quilt-as-you-go method I used for the Newtown Auction Pillow (thanks for the love, y’all for the pillow, by the way — I’m overwhelmed!). I’ve had a lot of questions on how to do it, so I’m now writing up a tutorial. Hoping to have it on the blog by the end of the week!
I used pretty much all the red I have. Red is not a color I use often (actually, I can’t think of anything I’ve made that has red, other than Christmas stuff!), so my red stash is the smallest of the entire rainbow. But I think I had enough variation to make it interesting, and give it a lot of depth. It’s even making me like red more!
Going to deliver this to Becky soon! She already told me she loves it, which makes me super happy.
In the swap, I received this great little zippered pouch from Petra at Sew, Paint, Create. I LOVE it. The piecing and quilting are so cute. It’s now my go-to bag for small little sewing projects I can take with me — paper piecing, sewing on buttons. I use it all the time. She also included a little journal, which was super sweet.