Sunday, December 3, 2017

A Scrapbaggers Christmas Quilt Swap🎄

My small quilt group, the Scrapbaggers, had our Christmas party recently at Laura's beautifully decorated home, featuring a sparkling 10-foot tall Christmas tree and many Christmas quilts, and a delicious potluck meal. My bad--the only photos I took, besides our quilt swap, were Patty's Christmas cookie tray--Patty and her cousins amazingly made 30 varieties of Christmas cookies over Thanksgiving weekend!

And this bundt cake, also made by Patty, which was as delicious as it was beautiful, with jelly filling inside.

The big event of the evening was our Christmas quilt exchange. At our October meeting we brought a charm square pack in a brown paper bag. We then drew a bag, not knowing who's charm pack we had, or who had our charm pack until the big reveal. The guidelines--make a small quilt or tablerunner for the original charm pack owner using at least 75% of the charm pack. Here are the results:

Patty made this super cute tablerunner for Marcia:

How cute is this wallhanging made by Deb for Patty:

Sue made this hand appliqued, hand quilted beauty for Annemarie:

Laura made this beautiful Edyta Sitar pattern with beautiful feather quilting for Ann:

Marcia made up her own design in this stunning original wallhanging for Deb:

Here's what I made for Sue. The pattern is from Teresa Silva's new book, Longarm Quilting Workbook:



And my gift came from Ann. It was wrapped in this beautiful decorative box:

My charm pack was "Bree". This photo of the fabric line is borrowed from the "Sew In Love With Fabric" blog, where you can read an interview with Nancy Halvorsen on her inspiration for designing this line.
Ann did such a great job!!! I love this mini churn dash quilt she made for me! It's from the Country Threads book, Sew Charming:

It is absolutely adorable, Ann!!! I can't wait to hang it where it will be admired and inspire joy and friendship daily! 💗 Thank you!!!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Busy Hands Quilts, Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework, Cooking Up Quilts

13 comments:

  1. You belong to the best small Quilt Group and your peeps certainly know how to throw a party and exchange gifts. Lovely gifts. And I totally understand your photo of the cookies.

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  2. Great start to the holiday season! Pretty quilts and yummy food. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  3. A fun exchange indeed! claire aka knitnkwilt

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  4. Wow, what an amazing quilt group you have. Such lovely quilt gifts, cookies, and cake.
    Quilter Bonnie

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  5. Wow you girls outdid yourselves with such quilt quilts and runners! What a fun idea to do that.

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  6. So many cute quilts! What a great idea for a gift exchange. The food looks yummy. I love the little mouse cookie!

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  7. The swap was a wonderful idea! All the quilts are adorable, and the party sounds like a lot of fun.

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  8. Hi Nancy,
    What a fun Christmas exchange. Lots of cute and creative ideas in that group. I love both your fabrics and what Ann did with it. How fun to have something made for you to hang and enjoy. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. What a fun event! I love the variety of little quilts finished by your friends. So merry!

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  10. What fun!! Once upon a time, many moons ago, I belonged to a group who gifted each other quilted items each year. Everyone in your group did an AWESOME job with the gifts!!

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  11. That is a great idea! Lovely little quilts! And all so different! Great job, ladies!

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  12. What a fun party that must have been! Can’t believe how adorable and different each quilt is. A very nice idea!

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