Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Needle Book--swap!

I have never done a swap before!  Yes, that's right...never.  Amy, from Amy Made That by eamylove invited all who were interested, to join her needle book swap.  I jumped at the chance, but explained to her that she'd have to walk me through it all.  She has been more then patient and kind in doing just that.  Thank you Amy!

 First thing one has to do is choose the fabric.  I don't know the maker of this line, but I love the colors.  Whitney had said that she liked pink, so I felt safe with this choice.
 Next I free handed Whitney's name and pieced the front, back and cut out the 'spine'.
 I then quilted the front and back with FMQ, and attached them to the spine.
 Front.
 Back.
 I put a pocket that goes from front to back.  Everyone needs a place for their snips!

 How did these get in here?....isn't she cute?  She is now 9 mo old and weighs in at 16lb 9oz!
 Beings Whitney does EPP, I figured that she'd need a place to put her projects in progress, so, I decided to make a large pouch for her also.  I again free handed her name for the front and fussy cut these fun center squares.
 I then quilted on each side of the stitch line in the patchwork, and outline quilted around each center fussy cut picture.
 The inside has one invisible zipper pocket and one slit pocket.
 Back.
 I decided to include the left over fabric...just in case there is something else she wants to make.
Fro
 

I sure hope you like this little set Whitney!  It has been a blast being part of this swap, and hope that I can do another someday.

I just heard from Whitney, and she likes it....she really likes it! 

Linking to: Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts!!  Needle & Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation!

19 comments:

Vera said...

What a great set! Really neat!

Kim said...

Of course Whitney likes it Miss Vicki. They are all quite simply, spiffy. Love those fabrics. Oh your wee Charlotte is adorable....and quite right, sneaking a few happy snaps in there so that we can have a bo peep. Amazing isn't it how she has grown..I can't believe that your sweet Charlotte will soon be 1 year old!! Incredible!!

Cynthia Woodham said...

What a brilliant set you have made. Great job.

Dawn said...

Oooooh I might have to do a swap too. It seems like you had a great time, maybe I should take a leap of faith. Well done

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Ok, I hope I get to to a swap with YOU sometime! As my sons would say, you hit it out of the park with this set! Beautiful and perfectly personal!

Amy at love made my home said...

It is beautiful, and I am sure that Whitney will be delighted with it, especially the fact that you sent more than just the needlebook - which is divine by the way!! xx

Lorna McMahon said...

Both the needle book and pouch are very pretty. Of course, Whitney likes them! Thanks for slipping in a couple pictures of your sweet grand daughter, Charlotte. What a nice surprise!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Looks like a perfect swap gift! I am visiting from Let's Bee Social. Check out my blog as I am hosting a giveaway http://tanyaquiltsinco.blogspot.com/2014/06/1-year-blog-anniversary-celebration.html

Amy DeCesare said...

Wow, Vicki - No one would guess you are new to swaps, because you have been so successful in creating another spoiled brat. Whitney will just adore having this wonderful set from you! I enjoyed those sneaky peeks of little Charlotte, too - a post filled with cuteness!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Stopping by from Bee Social. What a great needle book and pouch to match. Whitney is lucky and so sweet to embroidery her name on them so no one can accidentally grab them as theirs!

September Violets said...

What a wonderful swap package! The needle case is so sweet, and the zippered bag is gorgeous. Great idea to add the leftover fabrics ... enough for a teeny zippered pouch! Enjoy your week, Wendy x

Janarama said...

The needle book and pouch are beautiful. I love the fabric! Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable.

Deborah said...

Charlotte is so adorable!! Your needle and pouch are beautiful!!

Gina said...

I'm so glad the pics of Charlotte found their way into the post. She's adorable.
Love the makes for your swap partner, given me some ideas for a swap I'm involved in xx

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Love the needle books. I just made one for my grand daughter age 8. She loves to sew and loved the little "book". Teach them young, I say!\From Needle Thursday linky

Whitney said...

Thank You so much!! "Whitney" loves the needle book and pouch! I can't believe how lucky I was to get you as partner. Your little girl is beautiful!

Whitney said...

Thank You so much!! "Whitney" loves the needle book and pouch! I can't believe how lucky I was to get you as partner. Your little girl is beautiful!

made by ChrissieD said...

Well I'm loving what you've made for Whitney but Charlotte has taken my breath away, she's absolutely darling and looking like there was never a worry about her when she was born! What a happy Gran you must be :D

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Very cute project.

I like Whitney's gifts, too !~!

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