Friday, July 02, 2010

Designer & Quilt label swap

June was a great month for swaps in the Craft Forum not only did I continue in the Hexy & placemat swap but I also Joined the Designer swap and a quilt label swap.

In the designer swap we had to vote for a designer we would like to make an item with and we chose Leanne Beasley and Bronwyn Hayes.

I was made this gorgeous bag,featuring a Bronwyn Hayes redwork design, by Diane - I believe the bag itself might be a Leanne pattern. It's such a great size, quite long in length and will carry all sorts of things. In fact I unwrapped it and immediately put my work bits in and took it to work with me.

I chose to use one of the Butterfly garden block patterns for the bag I made for Allison. I changed a few of the smaller blocks & added a Bronwyn Hayes blue humming bird to one of the blocks. Allison asked for something very girly. I think I might have got it. One things I can tell you - it was very hard to part with this bag as it is such a "gail" bag. I will definitely be making one of these for myself in the summer months, possible with mostly similar fabrics.

I didn't take a piccy of the inside but I put in a large pocket running the width of the bag and used the gorgeous bright striped fabric as the inside bottom. I also have pockets on the outside gusset of the bag - these are fabulous to hold a drink bottle (I stole this idea form a bag made for em many years ago by Kelly in the children's swap)

Judy and I were partnered for the label swap. This is the label Judy made for me.

Quilt label I made for Judy, this was the very first quilt label I have made and really had no clue as to what I was doing. I am happy with the results though.


barb's creations said...

What a stunning bag and your first attempt at a quilt label turned out beautifully :) Barb.

Jude said...

The bags look wonderful and I would love to own one of each. Its nice to see both of our labels on your blog as well, we might get to be parteners again soon gail.

Jilly said...

Hi Gail it's all so beautiful! Your labels are so cool what a great idea!!! You always inspire me my friend!!!!

clare's craftroom said...

I would have been happy too , great work and I love the bags !