April 11, 2013

Spring 2013 Modernista

This is a swap I always look forward to participating in when it comes up.  The spring round focused on the Living Room.  My partner had requested either a pillow or fabric basket, so she got both.

The fabric basket was my first one ever (and I had really wanted to make one for myself) so this was a fantastic opportunity to learn it! Part of my success is because the tutorial I used was so well written by the talented Aymui Takahashi.

This pillow was made using a block tutorial from Don't Call me Betsy and a great piping tutorial from Merrick and presto!
It was really hard for me to mail this off as it turned out great. If you are over on Flickr though, there is an option to comment on photos and my partner (it's a secret, she doesn't know she is my partner) commented that she loved it so it makes me feel good to know that she will be excited to get her project! I hope she can find big pillow forms though, as it finished out at 24 x 24.

And here is what I received in this swap, a pillow and a fabric basket - isn't that awesome!
My partner was Leila of needleanddime.  Many thanks for a perfect fit!


  1. All of these colours make summer feel closer!

  2. Love your makes - and I've pinned that tutorial. The colours and fabrics are just smashing, wish I'd been your partner. What you got back in the swap is just great too, winners all round :)


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