I joined a Sewing Room Swap on flickr where you make one large item and one small item for your swap partner. It is a secret swap so they don't know that you are making for them, so it's a lot of digging around and stalking and seeing what their taste is like. You make a mosaic at the start of the swap and give general idea about what you might like, but really, it is up to you as to what you make. I can't reveal who my partner is yet as she hasn't received her items, but I am in awe of her work. She makes beautiful things and always sends such amazing swap packages, so the pressure was on!
I decided to make a Social Tote and added a little pincushion that is included with the pattern.
It needed something more so I added a thread catcher
And I thought a little dumpling would finish it off nicely
Inside the dumpling
And then I thought, no it still needs something else, so I whipped up this reversible sewing machine cover with a block from Patchwork 163
And the other side of the cover is Tula Pink's Parisville clamshells quilted using serpentine stitch.
And it all together...