Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Modern She Made Swap Progress

I mentioned before that I signed up for the Modern She Made Swap.  The shipping deadline is towards the end of May, but I know that May will be VERY busy for me, so I want to make sure I'm able to do a good, quality job on my partner's project and am not waiting until the last minute, so I got started making the project this weekend.

I had posted several designs to the Flickr group to get some input and my third idea was the clear winner.

Here's Idea #1, which I posted about recently:
Here's Idea #2, which I sketched out on paper:
And here's Idea #3:

My third idea was the clear winner based on comments in the group, and probably my favorite.

After pulling fabric and playing with colors, this is what I came up with for the log cabin strip:
And this gives you an idea of what the pillow will look like.

I love it!

One small confession - I'm turning this into a pillow cover, but, I've never made one before.  This will be a learning experience.  I'm sure I'll be fine making it, but there's always that element of uncertainty when doing something for the first time.  I've been sewing consistently for the past 10 years, so I'm sure I'll have no problems with it.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I loved the house but the log cabins are really cute also... especially the aqua/orange! You have a lucky partner: )

  2. I love your idea #3! I saw this at WIP and I'm now your newest follower.