Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shhhhhhhhhhh!

Is there anyone looking over your shoulder?  This post is top secret... my project for the {Urban) Home Goods swap.  Of course, I can't name my fab secret partner, because it could be YOU, so let's just call her Mrs. X.

Mrs. X included a list of sewing ideas for me, her blind swap partner.  She implied that she'd be happy with anything, but I know what she really wants - a sewing machine cover!  How do I know this?  Because that's what I really want!!! Oh, and she did include it on her list and in her inspiration mosaic...

Mrs. X has a style that's light, upbeat and eclectic.  Fortunately, I had on hand these lovelies that I think we'll suit her very well:

Secret project for {Urban} Home Goods Swap


At first I thought I might make a sewing machine cover like this one, but in the end I decided to mix it up.  I'll do the same cover style, which allows for a margin of error in the fit, but a different patchwork pattern.  What do you think of this?

Work in Progress


Completely fabulous, right!?!  It's a quilt made by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts.  If you don't know and love her already, I dare you to click.  Her work is so precise!  She also has a light and upbeat style, so I thought of Red Pepper Quilts when I imagined what Mrs. X would like.  This Hour Glass quilt has been one of my Flickr favorites for a while now.  What a perfect opportunity to give it a go.  And, quite happily, on a small scale.  I'll be using Rita's  Hour Glass Block Tutorial.  Wish me luck!

11 comments:

  1. Firstly - it's going to be lovely; you chose great fabrics!

    Secondly - I am cracking up because we must really be on the same wavelength. I've got a blog post scheduled for the 20th where I talk about the fabric I chose for the swap and show a picture of my inpsiration and guess where its from? Red Pepper! HA! Too funny. So please don't think I'm just ripping off your blog! =)

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  2. ooo it'll turn out FABULOUS! i love all those fabric choices!!!!

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  3. Love it! I just made my first HST blocks for the bee and really liked it. It is easy and fast and there are endless amounts of options how to piece them together.

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  4. I know I ma not Mrs X, but I would like to be Mrs X. She will love it!

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  5. Hmm. You could totally be describing me. But I learned my lesson with the PTS3 in thinking that so many items could have been made for me . . . so I'm not going to hope too hard. But it's totally lovely! Love it!

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  6. Of course not! Everything from Red Pepper is pretty awesome. I'm glad we're going to get to see what you're working on soon!

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  7. Oh, I hope I am Ms. X - I have one of these on my wish list - and so does my partner - so thank you for the links and inspiration!

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  8. oooooh, is it me? is it for me? .... I hope so, but if it's not, I'll love it from afar. :) It will really turn out gorgeous with all those beautiful fabrics!

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