Sunday, 25 July 2010

ALQS finished!

Earlier this week I received the name of the recipient for my little offering to the current"Another Little Quilt Swap". It is winging its way across oceans as we "speak" and I hope it will arrive safe and sound. To keep the suspense a bit longer, I won't reveal the destination quite yet.

With guests constantly coming and going I have only managed to make a couple of these little string bags. They are hand pieced and are actually a lot of fun to make. Hand piecing is not something I do often; to be honest, I don't think I'm very good at it. But I did enjoy making these as they can be finished in a couple of hours.

I better go and see what my guest wants to do today.



Jackie said...

Very cute! Can't wait to see who it is going to, enjoy your company!

Jessica said...

Isn't it exciting, waiting to see which quilt you get? I am going to post my quilt off this week and will keep checking my mail box every day - rubbing my hands together in anticipation!

Valentina said...

Vreni, these little bags are adorable!
and I am swooning over your friend's silk quilt! Can't wait to see yours!
... laughed so hard about you finding your friend's World cup T in the dust-bin, I was rooting for Holland, too!
and thanks for sharing your hexi-foil-paper trick. I do that for appliqueing circles. But thanks to you I had a brainwave, maybe it could work for the clams!
Have a lovely start to your week,

handmaiden said...

Hi Vreni,
bags are looking good........just wanted to say thankyou for the box instructions, now on my long list of to do' was very kind of you to send I hope will be able to tackle soon

Lynda said...

What adorable little bags. I don't do much of anything by hand except my bindings. My applique isn't good at all and just frustrates me. That is probably why my Ant Quilt from over a year ago is still just sitting in a basket waiting for me to try again.

SewSofie said...

Gorgeous little bags. I hope you get abit more time in the near future to get back into your gorgeous sewing room.

brigette said...

darling little bags!
a friend made me one for my birthday last january and i use it for keeping my knitting in when i'm making socks.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- they're handpieced? They're very cute Vreni! I hope you've had fun with your guest!