Tuesday 21 May 2013

Sew Sew Modern - finished swap items

Sew Sew Modern 2

I finished up my swap items for Round 2 of the Sew Sew Modern Swap, just in the nick of time to send them off to my partner under the deadline.

field study pillow cushion

The large item is this pillow cover - a fun bright fox (pattern from Kajsa Wikman's book Scandinavian Stitches) on a low volume background.  To add interest, I made a whole lot of little curved tabs to go around the edge, using the colours in the Anna Maria Horner print I used for the fox.

low volume pillow cushion

The tabs around the outside are totally inspired by the tabs on Sarah Fielke's Whirligig quilt, the pattern for which is in (and on the cover of) her book, Quilting from little things.  

The back is a fun cotton drill from Spotlight (designed by Prints Charming).  The slightly heavier fabric is perfect for backing a cushion - it's sturdier than quilting cotton but not as thick as home dec fabric so nice and soft for snuggling up with.

white black pillow

The binding is a print from the Heaven and Helsinki collection - it's the perfect shade of purple, and I think I might have to buy more!

melody miller anna maria horner

I also made a set of co-ordinating, but not completely matchy-matchy open wide pouches using my favourite Noodlehead tutorial. I have to thank my Mum for some last minute help with these - I was really running short on time!

melody miller anna maria horner field study

I'm a little sad to see these things go, and I hope my partner will like them!  Now I can't wait to receive my swap items!  Have you been indulging in any swap sewing lately?

Linking up with:

Better Off Thread Fresh Poppy Design

and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts.


alli b said...

You put so much work into these I'm sure your partner will be thrilled. I love the pouches not being matchy matchy but totally coordinating. Lovely work.

R's Rue said...

How pretty!

Erica said...

Fun! I love the tabs on that pillow, it adds a nice touch. And the pouches are gorgeous, that Melody Miller floral is one of my favorites.

Lia*s Handmades said...

I currently have my own swap running on my blog. Other than that I've been sewing for a secret fabric basket swap, my partner loved her items, which was great :D Now I'm waiting to receive my basket and goodies :)

Natasha said...

These are fantastic. I love the fox! What a great swap.

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

Whoa! What a lucky partner! I heart the fox pillow. Its really sweet and funky all at the same time.

jan said...

Wow - I love all your projects!!! I am a new follower too! Have fun

Mareenchen said...

Love how it turned out. Lucky partner!

ipatchandquilt said...

Wonderful projects. Love the little tabs on the cushion!
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Rosa said...

Beautiful projects,love all.Sure your partner will be delighted with them!1

MellieWo said...

What an awesome pillow!! Somebody sure is lucky!

Anonymous said...

I love your pillow and pouches! So well made and beautiful!

Diane Harris, Stash Bandit said...

Love your foxy pillow. The tabs are wonderful!

katie@stvital said...

I love the fox pillow!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

Wow, that pillow is awesome!