Thursday, November 6, 2014

scrap basket swap

I wanted to share something fun we did at our McKinney Modern Quilt guild meeting. Last month, members brought a gallon sized ziploc bag filled with their favorite scraps from their stash. As you can imagine, my bag was stuffed full of red & aqua with some gray tossed in for good measure. We swapped our bags, and the recipient of the bag had a month to create a fabric basket and fill it with goodies. Then, this past Tuesday, we presented the baskets back to their original owners. You should have seen all of the beautiful baskets! Everyone had a great time with this.

Here's the basket I made for Allyson from her scraps:
I filled it up with some chocolate, boxes of tea, fat quarters from The City Quilter in NYC and a little scrabble tile sign I made for her quilting space....
 She seemed to really like it! I received this beauty from Leigh Ann:

I had been hoarding that cute chair fabric forever & had no idea what to do with it! Isn't it perfect in this basket? Leigh Ann filled my basket with treats, a cute stiletto ribbon and lotion. Thank you Leigh Ann! It's wonderful.

It's also not lost on me that I gave to Allyson (which is my youngest daughter's name! Even spelled the same) and received from Leigh Ann (my oldest daughter's name!). So cool!

Has your guild done any neat swaps that I need to know about? We're always looking for new ideas!


Maria said...

You made a fabulous basket for Allyson and the basket you received is gorgeous too.

Melissa said...

What a FUN swap! That chair fabric is perfect on your new bag!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I don't belong to a guild but a great swap. Love that scrabble tile sign. Very clever