Sunday, July 24, 2011
Make Mine Modern
One of the only swaps I am involved in right now is the Make Mine Modern swap. I love this swap. The creativity of the participants just amazes me! I really can't hold a candle to the other folks who participate in this swap, but I love seeing what everyone comes up with. Each participant creates one sewing item, one "other" item, and gives their partner 1-1/2 yards of fabric.
This is the second time I've participated, and I always have a hard time deciding what to do. This time, I only had one of the fabrics on my partner's "list" - Tula Pink's Prince Charming. I bought a charm pack from Westwood Acres on etsy, It's nice to be able to purchase just a little bit of these yummy fabrics to play with, especially when funds - and time - are limited right now.
Since I started with a charm pack, my options were limited as far as fussy cutting the center image, but overall, I like it. I used 9 charm squares for this pillow top. I used a whole charm for the center and 1-1/2 inch pieces for the center motif. The Kona green was a scrap from another project, but actually matches the green in the center. The outer square was the rest of the charm squares I used for the center cut in 1-3/4 strips and random lengths. I'm not really a fan of gray, but I actually like the gray in this. There isn't much of it, but it really makes the other colors pop. And I think the white gives it a clean, crisp look.
So, dear partner, I hope you like my creation. I'm still thinking about what to do for your sewing item. Hints?