With my own block completed and sent off to Saint Louis, I’ve received my swap partner’s block. Since it is a secret swap, I’ll be posting more detailed color pictures after the finished projects. For now, I’m keeping it B&W so as to not identify my partner. Anticipation is part of the fun, no?
Anyhoo, my partner specified that she’d like a tote bag. After snooping around, I found the Alice Book Bag from Betz White. My plan is to work the block into the front flap of the bag.
Below are the fabrics I chose, in greyscale. (I greyed out the pic to keep the secret aspect going as long as possible!)
Challenge #1: I have a swap parter who mentioned that she loves bright, modern colors but used a more muted & earthy color palette.
Challenge #2: Her block is sewn perfectly and is a little intimidating! I’m scared I’ll futz it up!
I can’t do anything about Challenge #2, other than to do my best. But I did stop by Stitching Traditions this morning and picked up some fabric that I think will bridge the gap between modern and traditional color palettes nicely. My anxiety has mostly been replaced by excitement!
More to follow!