Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Fall!

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!  

Mary


3 comments:

Leanne said...

Your partner is very lucky, those are all so lovely.

moira said...

loving your work x

Colleen said...

Very nice! I especially like the pillow.