Friday, January 25, 2013

{Sew Sew Modern Swap}



Dear partner, I really hope you love the mail you'll be receiving in the next few days!  I've never participated in a swap before so I hope I've lived up to the awesomeness of this fun Group!  
You asked for a table runner and thanks to your excellent mosiac on Flickr, I think I figured out your style and your color preferences... at least I hope so!  And I learned a new trick - how to use hexagons, finally!  A three year old stack of hexies finally got used!  Yippee!

I thought some organic wavy quilting would contrast nicely to the neutral top and angular hexagons, I really love how it turned out!  (above photo is of the back of the runner, made with scraps from my Quilt Con quilt!) 
And partner, I did end up washing it just to be sure everything was good and secure - which it was!  So now I can sleep easy! ;-)

For your small item I thought a mug rug would be fun, so I whipped up this little guy, complete with free-motioned "Sew Sew Modern 2013" on the front.  Not shockingly, at first I accidentally wrote "2012" so the "2" had to be picked out and the "3" added, but hopefully you can't tell.  Woopsie!

So your mug rug plus a little extra are hiding in this fun drawstring bag!  Is it not adorable!  I wanted to keep it, but decided I can always make more.  The pattern is from one of my favorite blogs, In Color Order and the bag seriously takes about 30 minutes to make.  I believe this is the... "snack bag" size but also serves as a small goodie bag!  OH and the mug rug fit too so they're both snuggled in there for the trip.

There we have it partner!  All this quilty/surprise goodness stuffed into one Poly Mailer... I hope it makes it to you safe and sound!  I can't wait to hear if it suits you!

And I have to say, it felt really good to cut into a bit of my hoarded Mama Said Sew text print... rather liberating!  Plus I still have over a yard left... hehe

Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Cristin

4 comments:

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Positively gorgeous - I love it! I think your partner will be thrilled :)

LethargicLass said...

it is such a lovely package and I love the shot of the quilting from the back... great angle!

Carla said...

You did awesome! I am sure it will be loved. If not, I'll send you my address ; )

May Chappell said...

I love everything!!!