Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Crazy Quilted Christmas Ornaments

 I belong to an on-line group of Australian Crazy Quilters called the Southern Cross Crazies. This year they decided to have a Christmas ornament swap.

I made my three ornaments and sent them off to 3 different people. I had never made anything like that before and so I made mine double sided, but apparently, they didn't have to be!

My ornaments arrived in the last couple of weeks but we couldn't open them.

This morning we all got together via Zoom and opened them one at a time. It was lovely to meet the other members. Most of them had met before at retreats but I had never met them before.

I received 3 beautiful Christmas ornaments.

The first one was from Alison; she made a Christmas Pear and added a stumpwork leaf.

Ornament from Alison

The middle ornament was from Florence, she did some lovely ribbon work flowers and added a gorgeous lace swag at the bottom

Ornament from Florence

The third ornament was from Patti, in beautiful rich colours of purple, green and gold.

Ornament from Patti

All of them are absolutely beautiful and I feel very lucky to have received them.

I don't do very much crazy quilting these days but because of everything being closed and I was between projects, I decided to participate.

Bye for now,



Magpie's Mumblings said...

Looks like a wonderful swap, not only what you gave but also what you received. And what fun to be all together via Zoom to open them and so you could actually feel as though you'd met your partners. I'd say a win/win all around!

Linda Steele said...

It was a win/win Magpie Mumblings, it felt good to participate and meet them at last instead of just being in the Facebook group.

Robbie said...

They are lovely and I can see why you would each be excited to receive them. What a fun group challenge to participate in!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, I was glad that I participated and it was good to put faces to names. Technology is wonderful.

jude's page said...

Sounds as though it was a wonderful exchange and great that you could "meet" each other to unwrap your gifts.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, It was great to be able to put faces to the people that I have only spoken to on-line. It even seems more friendly in the Facebook group now because we have actually spoken to each other.