Tuesday, January 3, 2012

quilt ornament give-away

This year my homemade ornament/gift/favor was a quilt bag.
The pattern is called a liberated checkerboard block.

Just leave a comment if you would like a chance to win one of these.
One winner will be selected at random from all eligible comments.
Drawing will be on unlucky Friday the 13th.



the pattern
{vertical and horizontal lines are meant to be random}


front


back {and lining}


strap/hanger


sew one back piece and one lining piece
right sides together
with strap/hanger in the middle
{call this: piece a}


sew one front piece to one lining piece
{call this: piece b}


place piece a on top of piece b right sides facing
sew around leaving a 2" opening at bottom


turn right side out and stitch opening closed


tuck lining into bag


ta-da


I found a book called Visions of Sugarplums at an antique store
I tore out pages and rolled them up to put in each bag


I also added some greenery, a candle, a candy cane and berries


finished bag


the basket of favors ready to go


I found Liberated Checkerboard Block directions here.
I modified mine to be 3x3.

I do believe I will post this again next November
in case you want to make some for Christmas.
{or . . . you can just get a head start now}

7 comments:

Just a little something from Judy said...

You continually impress me with your sewing skills and generosity. What a special gift to give!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

How darling are these? I just love the colors. Very cute.

dee dee said...

Mary,
What a wonderful gift! I might have to make something like this for my neighbor give-a-ways for next Christmas! Please count me in for your great give-a-way!
Dee Dee

Kris said...

Those are just darling!!! I am seeing all sorts of ideas for these little favor bags. I love them. Pick me!!

Crickit said...

What a nice gift! They are really lovely! :)

Christine said...

First of all you are very generous.
Secondly, take it from me, you know how to sew!

I like the way the squares are uneven.
Plus the color combination is perfect.

Please put my name into the drawing!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

well, aren't those sweet. No need for wasted gift wraps either!

you should post this later in the year to remind us all! Really. 'cause I forget!

Pat