Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Quilting Angels Swap

Last night we had our 2nd Annual Quilting Angels Holiday Swap at the PMQG meeting. This is the one swap we do in our guild where you pick your partner and get ideas from them. Thanks to it's a totally secret swap (totally recommend the site, it's really smart!).

I pulled the hilarious and sweet Pat Deck. She had an iPad case on her wish list so I found a pattern on Etsy and went to work! Here's the front with the case closed. The dark band is actually a navy blue elastic. I had a hard time with the colors on these photos.

 I will admit, I struggled with this pattern a bit. Some of the grammar and descriptions were a bit difficult but I think the functionality will be worth it. (and sorry, i don't have an iPad to show you how fabulous it looks in the case). It can stand upright like this:

Clever huh?

It also sits semi upright like this:

Here's the inside lying flat with my label in it. And if you can believe it, Pat told me after receiving it that she actually had picked out the same fabrics in a different colorway to make her own iPad case! So glad I got her taste right!

Then she also wished for a smock for her grand-daughter. I already had this Smock Monster pattern that I got at a quilt show. I was all excited about it and my daughter poo poo'd the monsters so I decided to make it plain for Pat.  First I did a smaller size mock up for my son Evan to test the pattern with an adorable fabric I already had.

He was gracious enough to model it for me (I was too lazy to take off his bulky sweatshirt).

I love the way it covers the shoulders.

Pat asked for a "not too itsy sweet" version for her granddaughter. Having a girl who's not so girly myself, I tried to find a fabric that I would have used for her.

And I found these cute little buttons that matched so perfectly.

Then finally, I had some extra fabric from the iPad case so I made a little pouch for the goodies I included.

I hope you like everything Pat! Once I get a chance to take some photos, I'll show you all the goodies that I received!


Denise in PA said...

4:50 am? Seriously? You are such an over achiever - our seats aren't even cold from last night - LOLOL! At least you are productive when you can't sleep! Evan is a fabulous model - maybe a career in the making! o:)

felicity said...

Whoa - Pat is one lucky gal! What a great swap package you put together!!

Katy Cameron said...

Fabulous package, and love that iPad case!

Ellie-Mae said...

That ipad case is amazeballs. Love it so much.

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are great! I love that iPad case and the smock is wonderful.

Unknown said...

I like the ipad case very much It will be very good if you will describe the step by step procedure for making this here. Thank you for the post.
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