Sew Sew Modern 3
I know I have been absent - and I have lots to tell, but too much for one long rambling post. I'll start off with the items I made for my partner in the Sew Sew Modern 3 swap. I started with this paper pieced 6" star - p.s. I think it is 6" - I didn't write it down. The pattern is from Wombat Quilts and is called Zeppelin.
|This is from my phone - hence the bad exposure,|
I used this star on the back of a traveling sewing kit called All Sewn Up Sewing Kit by May Chappell. I used linen on the outside and some fun fabrics on the inside. There is a vinyl pocket you can see through with a zipper and pockets of different sizes to slip in a pen, notepad, scissors, whatever you need for your sewing travels.
Another item I wanted to make for my secret partner was a pillow cover. I used some of the same fabrics as the sewing kit for a paper piece pattern test for Chelsie Creates. I love this star and I will make more of them!
I added borders to the 12" unfinished block and made it into a quilted pillow cover.
I tend to stuff the pillows into a too small cover for real plumpness. This may not work for everyone, but my partner can get a smaller form for the pillow cover and have it looser. I used a zipper closure on the side of the pillow cover, my first time trying that. I wasn't entirely happy with the way it turned out, but it worked and I will try it again on another pillow cover in the works.
Lastly, my partner will receive a oilcloth boxed bag. I have made these before and I like one for traveling. They can smooch up into crevices of your suitcase, they wipe clean and they look cute! I think it is 8" long.
I have a photo of all the items together, and it will not load. So, just imagine all these pretties together in a box on their way across the country to a fellow sewist.
Keep Calm and Quilt On!