So, after my class in Crazy Quilting, I got the brilliant brainstorm to create CQ Altoid Tins for the “girls” in the family. That includes my Mom, Sister, and 5 Nieces (all of my sister’s girls). Which translates into 7 tins to get done before Christmas…along with all of the quilts. Been a busy bee! Anyways, without further ado, here they all were:
It really was a learning experience as I didn’t have a set of directions to follow. But I found the most difficult aspect was “decision paralysis”. Yep! Trying to decide which embroidery treatment to do. After deciding which fabric choices to make. Fortunately, I had be gathering lots of fabric and trims since September so I did have a variety to select from. Here are some close ups of each tin. Warning! I still have to learn how to take photos so some of the shots aren’t that great.
I already posted about the first tin I made. But here it is again:
All in all, I did have a lot of fun working with these. But trying to do a lot of them with a deadline made them wearying towards the end. So I’ll save my further exploits into Crazy Quilting without any fixed dates in mind. 🙂
So when Christmas present un-wrapping time came, I places all of the tins on the cocktail table and made a Yankee Swap out of the affair. All the girls drew numbers out of bag and then in the order they picked, they selected which tin they wanted. Good thing I didn’t choose for them. Because some of them were not the ones I had in mind for that person.
Can you guess which one I came home with?
No way did I expect this one to be mine. But I’m glad it is: