Sunday was the holiday meeting of the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild. It was fun party time. Those of us who wanted to participate brought a small hand made gift. I made the hexagon coasters I saw on Yvonne's blog Quilting Jetgirl using the 5 minute hexie coasters tutorial posted by Sharla at Thistle Thicket Studio. I made four. They took more than 5 minutes, but that's because I didn't used pre cut hexagons. I had a hexagon template which I traced around and then used a ruler and cutter to cut the traced lines. Each coaster is slightly different from the others. I had a lot of fun making them. The multi coloured square fabric is one of the oldest fabrics from my stash. I've always been attracted to bright colours.
We played a couple of games including quilters bingo . Here are the two bingo cards/quilt blocks I made for this . Buttons were used as the markers. Under the blue, dots, Under the red, flowers. This was lots of fun and the blocks will be sewn together into a quilt for charity.
There were lots of opportunities to win prizes at this event. I had the good fortune of winning this charm square package of Barcelona by Zen Chic from Moda.
Continuing with the theme of small is beautiful. Look what turned up in my mailbox this week.
This lovely fish mini,mini came all the way from Nova Scotia . Isn't she wonderful. I love the free motion quilting.
I exchanged mini, minis with Anja of Anja Quilts. Anja used my favourite colour blue to make this for me. Here's the mini mini I made in Anja's favourite colour of Orange. Some of my oranges look a bit yellow in this photo.
I hope she loves this as much as I love mine. It took me three tries to get the binding on this 4 1/2" quilt, but I'm happy with how it turned out in the end. Don't you love that each of us snuck our own favourite colour into the other's mini.
I enjoyed working on all these little projects. It was really fun to send my mini to Anja and to receive hers in the mail. I have a few more mini, mini's partially made and I'm planning on exchanging some more in January so if you are interested keep tuned. I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.