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Friday, June 7, 2013

"Sunflower Fabric Basket."

Hello,

Tonight is Friday Night with Friends, kindly hosted by Cheryll. I decided to start sewing just afterLunch as I don't like sewing at night. I decided a fabric basket was going to be the project for the afternoon.


 I wanted to use the new Embroidery Cards I recently bought. I chose the one with lots of beautiful Sunflowers. I had this green fabric that suited the project perfectly. The design took about 45 minutes to stitch out.


 The green piece of fabric was 11 inches in height so I used this as my main measurement. I cut it 11 by 11. I chose a co-ordinating Sunflower fabric which I added some light weight pellon and some Calico. This piece was then quilted to add some stiffness to the project.


 I then pinned and sewed on the ribbons 2.5 inches in from each corner. The two pieces were then sewn right sides together leaving a gap for turning. I pinned the ribbons so they wouldn't be caught up in the sewing. The corners were trimmed and the gap was hand sewn. Press, then sew a row of top stitching around the edge.
Sunflower Fabric Basket.

 So there is my Sunflower Fabric Basket.


David returned from New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii and Sydney last weekend and he had a special delivery for me. Two bags of goodies from Lisa for me. Thanks Lisa, I delved into the bag with trims etc and used some of the ribbons for this project.

I hope everyone had a successful night/day of sewing.

Happy days.
Bev C

18 comments:

marina said...

what a sweet basket.
very productive afternoon.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Nice project there Bev using your sewing card! And nice to receive the goodies too!

Astrid said...

That's a nice fabric basket and such a lovely gift. I was quilting in the morning, like to do that when it is daylight. Have a wonderful weekend!

Terri said...

what a cute project! I love the embroidery, and love seeing the way you constructed the basket with the ribbons.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
What a great sunflower basket. Hope you get to use it a lot this summer. Looks like a lot of great laces in your goodie bags.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Fiona said...

great basket... perfect for the outdoor summer al fresco meals?
Huggz

Melody said...

It looks so summery and will be so useful. Lovely project

shez said...

what a cute basket Bev,well done.xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful embroidery, and it made a lovely fabric basket.

Pauline said...

Really like the idea of a fabric basket, Bev. Yours looks lovely, will give that a try sometime.

Karen said...

That's a lovely project. Your basket looks great. It's a wonderful way to use the embroidery.

Wendy B said...

Oh Bev, that basket's just beautiful...almost too good to use!!!! LOL
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Farm Gate Creations said...

What a stunning sun flower it looks just perfect in the bottom of that basket.

Lynda said...

Looks wonderful Bev.

Anthea said...

What a gorgeous way to use the sunflower design Bev... and lovely goodies from Lisa x

Nicky said...

How clever is that! It must be fun watching the stitching magic happen before your eyes.... love your finished basket, it is very pretty.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your sunflower basket is gorgeous!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

A very very lovely Sunflower basket indeed. Have a lovely week. Hugs Judy