These days I don't do a lot of swaps or groups, but one I do love to be part of is
The Fat Quarter Birthday Club. Last year each of us were assigned to make a 'special gift' for one other lady on her birthday, & my gift was made for Sisbabe, whose birthday is in December.
This is my teaser pic from back in November...
Somehow or other, I forgot to take pics of what I sent to Sisbabe, but I do have a form of back-up...
You see, I love the fabric so much that I made two very similar bags - so I could keep one for myself!
And everyone knows that sometimes when cutting lots of pieces, it's not hard to cut a few more while you're at it, huh?! (Don't tell me you've never done that!)
For Sisbabe, I made her a Lynn Briggs design 'Glad Bag', with a co-ordinating skinny pincushion & needlebook. I didn't make my bag identical to Sisbabe's, but they are very similar.
A drawcord goes through the white channels near the top of the bag.
The front & back outer pockets are secured with magnetic snaps.
(I don't mind bragging that I'm very good at doing those snaps!)
A light-coloured lining makes it easy to find things... plus there's two inner pockets for small items.
Sisbabe hasn't blogged about her gifts yet, so I hope she doesn't mind me sharing these pics of what I made for myself after I made hers!