for natalie

Our little Love group at do.Good Stitches had a swap recently. I ended up with Natalie as my super secret swap partner. She asked for a sewing machine cover or a wall hanging/mini quilt.

sewing cover for natalie
I went with the machine cover in blues and greens (one of the color combos she mentioned liking, if you couldn't tell by a quick visit to her blog!) After checking out her Flickr favorites, I noticed an overwhelming number of HSTs and spiderweb blocks. So, HSTs it was. I had really wanted to try them for a while now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

sewing cover for natalie - the binding
I picked out some solids and wanted to spice it up with one bold print. This herringbone pattern seemed like her style (geometric, not too floral) and it's dark, rich color complimented the other solids nicely.

I added a linen border to break up all those triangles and provide a place for your eyes to rest. The herringbone pattern made for some fabulous binding (I actually originally bought this print because I thought it would make for a lovely binding).

I really hope she loves it!


  1. it's so pretty - love the herringbone print with those solids. Your points are perfect too! well done on a beautiful finish, Jess.

    I'm sure your swapping partner will love it!

  2. This turned out fantastic! I hope you'll share what you get in return :)


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