Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Color swap

A while back I mentioned that I was joining in on the Skinny Pincushion Swap, hosted by Amy at Amy Made That!. We were all emailed a swap partner at the beginning of this month, along with a little information about the "swapee" - a small list of likes and/or dislikes, to help determine what colors and prints we should use for our pincushion. This list also helps those who are sending along voluntary little "gifts", such as fabric quarters, pins, and even chocolate, to pick out just the right finishing touch.

I created a colorful "print" on this black twill by stitching lines of colorful thread in a freehand design. I pulled the thread colors from the other fabric I used, a bright floral print.
Some of the information I was given included bright colors, flowers, and cats. I don't sew with a lot of prints involving animals, but I did happen to have a couple of fat quarters in my stash with cats on them - so I'm sending them along as a gift! Also, I made a rainbow of covered buttons to send along, and added some lace trim from my stash.. Covered buttons are my go to for a quick, easy way to add a coordinating pop of color, or to highlight a little piece of a special fabric. I'll be posting a little "pictorial" how-to tomorrow, for anyone who hasn't been introduced to the fun! But today, my swap photos - everything is ready to be sent out! I hope my swapee enjoys!


One side of the pincushion. I fussy-cut the flowers on the end from the print.

Here's the other side! I am really happy with the placement of my fabrics.

Here's the finished package! Pincushion, two fat quarters (cats, flowers, and bright colors all in one!), a string of colorful fabric covered buttons, and a package of vintage-y lace trim. 

8 comments:

  1. How creative!! Love the thread work on this!!

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    1. Thank you! It was fun :) I read your blog post about the doll backpacks, thanks for posting that - I want that pattern!

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  2. Oh I so hope this is coming to me

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  3. What a super delightful skinny package, stuffed with goodness! Those covered buttons are awesome and make the perfect stowaway. I'll have to remember that for a future swap!

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    1. Thank you Amy, and thanks again for hosting! Let's do it again soon!

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  4. What an awesome way to create a coordinating plaid fabric, matching the flower colors! I like how your reversed the middle and ends on each side, too! Your partner will be very happy, I am sure!!

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    1. I hope she will be! It was a very fun project, thank you :)

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