For the FLiRTS swap they have 3 levels and I signed up for the moderate level. You tell your partner 5 items you would like and they will sew one up for you. I chose to make the Noodlehead Divided Basket pattern but without the divider and I also didn't add the handles. I think it will be a cute little basket either to hold scraps or fabric for projects. It's a pretty good sized basket and went together very quickly (about a hour or 2 project without the paper piecing). Just need to add a few items and then it will be shipped well ahead of the deadline.
This is my second time making the basket. The first one I made I used the pattern exactly and it's going to be a baby shower gift. I'm filling it with some lotions, etc. and diapers. Possibly a changing pad if time allows.
I'm also in the Sew Sew Modern 2 swap on Flickr and have been blow away by the creativity of this group. You make a large item and a small item that compliment each other. I chose from the beginning to make a Big Little George pillow using the tutorial on Lilysquilts. I love paper piecing but the curves were quite a challenge for me. I do love how it turned out but I consider this the large items because of the amount of time put into it. It's a small pillow though at 18".
Super Tote's on Flickr and Instagram and felt the need to buy the pattern and give it a try. The pattern went together so quickly. It would be even quicker if I had cut all the pieces at once and then had them ready to sew. I wanted to start sewing right away so went for the instant gratification and made the front pocket first.
Next time (and there will be a next time very soon I feel) I will add a pocket on both sides and make one of them a zip pocket. Next time I will add a zipper pocket and a flat pocket to oen side of the interior and only make the elastic pockets on 1 side.
|Nice and roomy with elastic pockets on both sides|
|Love the inset zipper!!|
|Finished Super Tote!|
The entire tote took me approx. 8 hours to complete. This was spread out over a few days though. I was able to use all fabrics from my stash. The pattern can be purchased at http://www.noodle-head.com/p/patterns.html and is a great deal at $8.
This will be mailed off in the next day or 2 as soon as I find a few fun extras to send. Now off to work on some charity quilt blocks for a Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild.
Have a great week!