It's Christmas morning so I thought I would share the items I sent to my partner in the Santa Sack Swap. She doesn't have a blog or website so it's up to me to post the items. Let me tell you some of her likes first. Her favorite color is red, she likes quilted houses, Raggedy Anne, and Gingerbreadmen. So here is what I came up with for her 6 gifts. This is everything but the home made jams that I sent.
Now for the individual pictures. I'll start with the tote. We had to make a tote or Christmas stocking, my partner asked for a tote non Christmas. She loves quilted houses so I designed this tote just for her.
This picture is deceiving. It's much smaller then it appears. It is like 6" x 8" and made with the only gingham I own. My partner loves gingham. I took step by step pictures on how to make this pouch so I will make a tutorial for some time in January.
My partner also received the same ornaments that I gave my family for Christmas. There were 3 snowmen, 1 red, 1 green and this blue one. Of course I made myself a set of these ornaments and they are hanging on my tree.
Last but not least I made a small wallhanging just for my partner. I designed the Gingerbread men and the corner peppermints. The Candy cane is a free pattern on the internet but I adapted it to be longer than the original. The wrapped candy is also from the same source as the candy cane. The zigzag is double flying geese pattern done in three different fabrics. The finished size of this quilt is 30"x30".
I also bound this quilt differently than I normally do. I found a tutorial on how to add piping along with the binding and it's all machine sewn. It worked like a charm, soo soo easy and great added interest.
Well, that's the lot. I know my partner was supposed to open these gifts last night. I hope she will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. I just love the challenge of making something for someone I don't know.
See you next year so have a Happy New Year!