Last week at the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild we had a holiday swap.
And it was super fun as this is the first swap I have participated. Because of the unfortunate potholder incident.
The “rules” were that we could make anything for any holiday and we were going to do it in November because most guild members are going to be super busy in December with all sorts of handmade gifts.
I should be one of them. And I should have also been super busy in September and October as well with this task. But the procrastinator in me is going strong and I have not started one Christmas gift yet. So much for getting any sleep the week before Christmas again.
Anyway for the swap I used some left over Figgy Pudding jelly roll to make a fun Christmas accent pillow.
It came together super quick (even for me) and I just used four blocks of disappearing nine patch. It is a fun and easy pattern that a simple google search will lead you to many tutorials for. And this time I was not even ripping seams 5 minutes before I had to leave for the meeting. Stupid potholders.
But the most fun part of the swap by far….
My new Liberty of London scarf! Somehow even being the last to choose in my group, I scored the swap item that the president, Jacquie, made. It is gorgeous and so soft.
And backed with a great autumny orange shot cotton. Of course I wore it to work the very next day and got tons of compliments.
As if the scarf was not enough, I also received two fat quarters of Kate Spain’s 12 Days of Christmas. Which is perfect as I had just ordered fabric from that line for my very own Christmas quilt that I am going to get to as soon as all the drapes and Christmas gifts are complete.
Christmas is still months away….right?