Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Finish - Bee Swap

Today's Friday Finish is brought to you courtesy of a Bee swap.  The Do Bees is the first bee I joined, and currently there are five members.  At the end of May, we each bundled four fat quarters.  To keep the mystery, we each drew a number and put that number on our bundle.  The bundles were put into envelopes, and we each drew an envelope, not knowing whose fabric we had chosen.

We had until our September meeting to make something with the four fat quarters.  I made what I thought was a very educated guess on whose fabric I had.  So I went on faith and made something that I knew my Bee mate wanted.

I knew Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge wanted an iron caddy.  This is pattern from Sisters' Common Thread.  It's a combination carry case for your iron and an ironing pad.



Jenn has an Oliso iron, so I had to upsize the pattern.  Picture a text message to Jenn's husband asking him to measure her iron.  I knew he thought I'm crazy, and his response clearly showed it.  But he did get the measurements to me.  Thanks Himself!!

Kona:  Eggshell


The exterior is cotton, and the inside is heat resistant fabric that you use as an ironing pad.



In return, I received a great tote bag made by Ann.



There's ton of space inside to hold lots of goodies.



This was a fun challenge.

It's time to link up over at:

TGIFF hosted by Janet @ Simply Pieced

Finish it up Friday hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts



15 comments:

Mary Marcotte said...

Great ideas for gifts! I would have a difficult time choosing between the two--guess that means I need both. lol Love the rich colors in the tote, and who doesn't need a iron caddy? Oh, right, your friend Jenn with the sweet hubby!

Jo Ferguson said...

Kharma......giving a beautiful, thoughtful gift and receiving the same.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

You are very very clever! What a cool use for those fabrics.

KMTrott said...

I want one! Of each :) Great swap by giver and receiver.

the zen quilter said...

Those are both great. Love the colors and the ideas.

Sandra Walker said...

I really like both projects. The iron tote is totally new to me, so I'm going to check out the link...such great fabrics for both projects!

Sarah Goer said...

The iron caddy is brilliant. Love that stripe binding! The tote you received is beautiful. So bold and fun! Great projects!

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Love the iron caddy! I may have to make one of these for my Oliso iron :) Where did you find the heat resistant fabric? The tote bag is so sweet! Perfect for the farmers market :)

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Thank you so much for my iron caddy, Anja! It's perfection!

Valerie Levy said...

Great idea Anja! Good thing your guess was right and that you had Jens fabric...imagine someone else going "Huh? I love it, but, huh?"
Do you suppose the maker of that fabulous tote knew you by the orange?

Valerie Levy said...

Great idea Anja! Good thing your guess was right and that you had Jens fabric...imagine someone else going "Huh? I love it, but, huh?"
Do you suppose the maker of that fabulous tote knew you by the orange?

Lorna McMahon said...

The iron caddy is so perfect! I love it!

Cheryl said...

That iron caddie is awesome! I'm glad Jenn liked it.

KaHolly said...

Loving your swap projects!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What an awesome make for Jenn, I know she is very excited about it. And the bag you received looks great and is so you and beautifully orange! :)