Monday, 22 April 2013

Modern She Made 3 - sent

My addiction to swaps continues and for Modern She Made Round 3 we had to include a star somewhere in the project.  After a couple of different ideas and a failed test block, I switched ideas and soon jumped on the Marcelle Medallion bandwagon!  It meant that I could expand my fabric pull to add some warmer colours.

Using the Liberty print as my colour inspiration, I used some Kaffe Fassett shot cotton, some Lizzy House, some white on white, Kona and some Moda Grunge lime green.  There are a couple of pink prints in there too.


I did my first ever hidden zip and I am pleased it turned out!  I also added a tag to the side using some Union Jack ribbon (see picture above).


I did a little machine quilting around the turquoise in the middle and some stitch in the ditch to make sure it held firm to the wadding.


And I added a few goodies to go with it - UK edition Starbursts, a postcard and a Tea Wallet with some Twinings Tea inside.  I used the same fabrics as in the cushion cover so my partner has two coordinated items! 


Partner - I hope you like what I made for you.  I loved making a cushion cover because some new skills were acquired!!  The Marcelle Medallion could be improved if it was paper pieced instead of having to do Y seams and use templates, but I am pleased with the outcome regardless!  Enjoy!


Linking to A Lovely Year of Finishes and Let's Get Acquainted.

This was one of the items on my 2nd Quarter list - yay - I got one done!!! Linking up to She Can Quilt.
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14 comments:

moira said...

lucky partner - another triumph, amy x

queenopearls said...

Beautiful color choices and piecing constructing the cushion! Very thoughtful additions. Your partner is going to be thrilled and if s/he isn't, send it to me! :)
~Christina in Cleveland, OH

Stephanie said...

What a great package to receive! Beautiful job on all the little projects! Been wanting to try a hidden zip - did you follow a tutorial you liked?

Gertie Pye said...

Wow that is a swap goody bag and a half! V impressed with your Y-seams and love your version of Charlotte's little Teabag holder. Perfect! x

Kelly said...

So very very cool! I am sure your partner is going to love these.

Amanda K said...

Beautiful pillow and fun goodies!
AmandaK@whatthebobbin

Connie said...

What a beautiful pillow and great job on the zipper!

heart of charnwood said...

Looks fab Amy, and a great way to get involved with the MM without having to commit to the whole quilt. :o)

factotum-of-arts.com said...

What a wonderful idea and additional gifts. I have not tried an online swap yet.....I hear they can be a lot of fun. I should probably look into one and try it out. Thanks for sharing :-)

Mack and Mabel said...

Beautiful cushion, and the zip looks so neat :)

Charlotte said...

that cushion is lovely! I am extraordinarily impressed by the zip!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Fabulous swap gift - bet your partner will be thrilled!

Sewing Mom said...

How lovely. Someone is going to be happy.

wobblybobbin said...

I love the colors you chose, and that zipper looks perfect!