You had to know this post was coming, right? :)
I took some risks with this swap. My partner described her decorating style as country, but her inspiration mosaic was very modern. She also listed her favorite color as blue, but in her mosaic she mentioned her current love of bright greens and yellows, and contrast.
I decided that playing it safe isn't nearly as fun as standing under fluorescent lighting while Michael Kors, Heidi Klum, and Nina Garcia pick apart every little part of your design. And so I took a risk.
Here is the sewing machine cover that I came up with (and yes, my partner did ask for a sewing machine cover. See, I do listen, sometimes!):
Pattern is a freebie from Oh Fransson!
Lantern Bloom (oh, yeah, my partner likes earth tones. This fits, right?):
The Ghastlies, and a charm pack of Botany just because!
I'm happy to report that my ideas were very well received! My partner loves her gifts, which makes me *so* happy!