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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Modern She Made Swap

I took part in round 4 of the Modern She Made swap over on Flickr and my partner had very different taste to me. Have you ever experienced this? I found it difficult to make something in someone's else's style and to keep to the rules of the swap. In the end I found a fabric I was pretty sure my partner would adore but then I couldn't make it work with my idea for placemats. After much procrastination and thought I finally went with my own design and made the placemats double sided.

Side one is a hexagon (this rounds swap theme) on linen. I had never used linen before but I didn't find any real problems once I had accounted for the loose weave.

Hexagon placemats
Side one

The second side consisted of the bird panels I picked up for my partner (a Darn Cheap Fabric in Heidelberg find). On this side I only featured the hexagons on the matching coasters.

Placemats featuring birds
Watch the birdie

I did make four coasters but one seems to have flown away when the photos were taken. I promise it was included when the package was sent off.

This is my first finish using my new sewing machine.

 

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