My partner was Amy Ellis, she's the author of "Modern Basics" and co-founder/organizer of the Sewing Summit. MMM swap is all about making modern stuff for the sewing room. I asked for something that I could take with me when I sew away from my sewing room and Amy made this beautiful "sewing clutch" that folds out to be a mat perfectly sized for my featherweight with pockets in the front. I absolutely love it! Now I can have my scissors, seam ripper (not that I ever need that ;) and other tools at hand.
For the Love of Solids
Shannon was my partner in this swap and I was very impressed to learn that this was her first swap, and she stepped out of her box with her first improvisational quilt. You have to check out her blog post to hear the whole story of this wonderful package she made for me.
This mini quilt is now hanging proudly in me sewing room right above my machine and it inspires me every time I sit down to sew.
In addition to the wall hanging, Shannon also made me a couple of additional items! The needle book on the left is has some inside pockets and a snap closure so it's perfect for carrying around handsewing items. The zip pouch I'm also using for sewing supplies that I bring with me everywhere (basting pins, binding clips, etc). Goodbye ziplock baggies! She did some free motion embroidery and applique with birds on the front and back - this references my blog name, New Nest - I love it!
Here's the whole package she sent (even the card she customized by sewing on some scraps) on top of the back of the quilt.
Thank you to Amy and Shannon for making my first swap experiences so wonderful!