6 Make Mine Modern Swap Package.


Now that my partner Fi has received her package, I can share what I put together for her in the Make Mine Modern Swap!  Fi had posted a list of things that she'd like to receive, so it made it very easy for me to pick and choose what I wanted to make!  A fabric basket, sewing machine cover, and embroidery hoop to decorate her sewing space were all on her wish list.
She listed AMH Innocent Crush as one of her favorite fabric lines, and since I happened to have a stack of fat quarters I'd been waiting to cut into, I knew this would be the perfect time to do so!

I started out with the fabric basket, coming up with my own method of making herringbone blocks out of very small strips of each fabric.  Naturally I had to add in some linen, especially since Fi said she liked linen mixed with brights!
I got the idea for the embroidery hoop based on the flowers in the Innocent Crush "Maybe" print.  After stitching the flower, I wrote out a phrase that I often say (and coincidently, something that Fi says as well!) and doodled on some swirls to fill in the space.
For the sewing machine cover, I knew I wanted to stay within the linen/Innocent Crush theme that I had going, so I used some of the extra strips from my herringbone string blocks along with some linen for the front.
For the back, I just used the leftover large strips that I had cut into to make the small strips, and they ended up filling up the back perfectly!  I think I actually prefer this side, it's a little more fun than the front!
Fi had listed Tula Pink Parisville, Ty Pennington Impressions, Modern Affair by Patricia Bravo, and small animal prints as some of her favorites, so I put together a little bundle of fat quarters from those lines to send as well!
I added in a little chocolate, and the package was complete!
This was my first swap experience, and I have to say I have loved being a part of this swap!  I will definitely be joining again in the fall!


  1. Your swap partner was one lucky gal! Beautiful, I just love all those deep jewel toned colors against the natural linen, it make them totally pop :) Okay, did I miss a post on what you got in return from your swap partner? Or maybe you haven't received it yet? Hmmm...my memory is failing me right now, glad it's the weekend!

  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely things! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh, Holly! All of those items are gorgeous. What thoughtful things you made for your partner. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  4. I would have been in HEAVEN to receive this package! I didn't realize that your embroidered flower was from "Maybe". Now I totally see it! I love the flower and the herringbone basket. What wonderful work!!!

  5. You spoiled your swap partner, lovely package.

  6. What a lovely package! Fi is so lucky!


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