Friday 8 September 2017

Modern Quilters Ireland Swap

This summer the Modern Quilters Ireland Group closed but there are two activities still ongoing for the rest of the year.  Our summer swap and Modern Irish Bee are the last makes and we are going out with a bang!  The swap item chosen for 2017 was the Goody Binding Kit by Leila's Boutique.  This was a really fun thing to make and not that difficult. 
Yes there is a zip but there is a video and some very clear explanations in the tutorial to make this bit a breeze!  There is a pocket for a scissors another larger pocket for patterns or EPP templates, holder for thread and the zippy pocket for loose bits and pieces. 
 My swap partner likes bright and modern so I made a scrappy plus cover from 1.5" squares from the scrap pile and some ribbon from Fat Quarter Shop.  Found some Tula Pink and managed to get it in!

In return Sandra@sewofcourse made this gorgeous kit for me - love the fox!
 And Bassets!  I love the keyring and the centre Basset is appliqued and is a pocket for some scissors.  More Tula Pink fabric too!
Thanks to Sandra for such a lovely swap item and thanks to all who have taken part in the Modern Quilters Ireland activities over the last 4 years! 

If you want to make one of these for your self the tutorial can be found here.

Linking to the Friday finishes.  Happy weekend everybody!


  1. Both are wonderful. I love the added bassets to yours.

    1. I had to smile when I saw it Anja. Such a lovely personal touch and even though we were treated to a hint on IG I never twigged it was the top of a Basset's head!

  2. Everyone I'd the kits I have seen made for the swap have been lovely. The touch of the Basset hounds for you is sweet and well done!

    1. The swaps with MQI are small usually less than 20 people but a very nice bunch of people who always make the effort to add a personal touch. It was a fun and fast make so perfect for a swap item!

  3. What fun items to gift and receive Ruth, the group certainly is going out with a bang :)

  4. Only now coming across this post, Ruth. It was such a pleasure to make, though I am always a bit nervous for swaps, getting it right for someone else! So pleased you like it!!


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