During these Secret Partner Swaps you try very hard not to giveaway who you are to your partner. On Flickr you build a Mosaic of your favorite items and try to capture the colors you like the most and the item you hope to recieve. The Partners I've had in the past have been perfect and have made me wonderful items to cherish. This time in the Modernista Homemade swap the item you are making is for your partners sewing room. SEW..... I made a couple items for her. I made a Sewing Machine Cover, I am a little concerned about it fitting...and I have my fingers and toes crossed that it does. Originally I was going to make it with closed ends. But the pattern I was using and her size machine weren't working out in my head...causing me to panicked and make it with open ends. I just didn't want to ruin it... Sew....That would be why I am a bit worried.
I loved working on this project. I have to give a Thank You Shout Out to Lori for the tips on how she made hers... I found the orange and blue fabrics at an Etsy Shop and cut the fat eights length wise each strip is 1.25 inch. I cut Five strips then Added large Gray print to each side. Once I had two pieces the same size I put the wrong sides together and then cut both pieces at the same time on the bias... that made it easy to line up my pieces for the zig zag. After that..I pieced together I added a fusible fleece for the batting and ...Did a bit of handstitching to accent. Basic machine quilting and WaLaa.... Finished
|I added Ties to the sides to keep it all together I just HOPE it FITS.. *concerned grin*|
Then I decided since I am so very concerned about the size of the Cover and hoping beyond hope that it fits..I made a fun Pincushion/Thread Catcher for her with the left over scraps from the project. This was a FUN project and I plan to make one of these for myself... Handy!!! This pattern I found over at Sew Mama Sew... called Weighted Pincushion Organizer. The instructions were very easy to follow... I loved how easy it was to put together. and I hope she likes it.
Here they are together.. I am going to add just a couple more little goodies to her package...But I should have it all in the mail by Monday! What a fun swap. If you haven't had a chance to participate in one a Flickr Swap... I say JUMP in and give it a try.. You'll become an ADDICT like me.
Linking up at....TGIFF at Plum and June and Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP make sure you stop over and check out all the other great finishes at both sites... I just love all the inspiration!!!!