Thursday, July 28, 2011

Swap progress...

First up, the Make Mine Modern Swap:
I picked up some fabric for my partner-I decided to play it safe and buy something off of her wish list.
I also started working on the sewing machine cover for my partner. For this piece, I'm taking a risk. Her home dec style isn't as modern as her quilting style, but I know that she likes bright colors and contrast.
I'm going to make a few of these improv blocks and then lay them out and fill in the gaps with more white. I have a couple more ideas for items to coordinate with this piece. More to come. ;)
I went back to the drawing board on this one. I still love the Echino pouch that I showed last week, but it didn't seem to catch my partner's eye on Flickr. I'm not sure if she's busy, or a polite commenter who steers clear of the items that she doesn't care for. Either way, I went back to the info that I know about my partner, and Anna Maria Horner is her favorite designer. So I cut into my Innocent Crush stash!
I'm only going to give a sneak peak of this pouch for now-I'll do a full reveal of the pouch and it's contents once it has made it's way to my partner. I hope she loves it!
The details:
Fabric is Innocent Crush.
Lining is from Good Folks.
I used a quilter's linen on the back.
There are some hand quilting and hand embroidery details.
I'll post pics of the details soon!


Spontaneous Threads said...

I like both of them, but it's kind that you took into consideration the possibility, "if you can't say anything nice…." many would have just sent the first one and been done with it. Both were lovely- I hope you find a deserving home for the other.

binkwaffle (Holly) said...

Oh, dear! As one who listed AMH as one of my alltime favorites, I hope it wasn't me! Well, I do since I love this, but I don't since I feel bad that I didn't even see the Echino one until now and think it's equally as adorable! It's been a busy summer! Both are awesome, and I'd love either; wasn't being a "Thumper" about the first one, I promise. :-)
Excellent job on both, and I'm sorry if I'm the one who caused you to go back to the drawing board! :-)