Monday, 25 March 2013

Anything Goes - Quilt 'n Sew #10 - Picnic basket cover

I had some fun making this picnic basket cover for a very good friend of mine.  The biggest obstacle making this cover was that I'm NOT used to working with other types of fabric other than cotton.

The red fabric is a poly-cotton blend and checked print fabric is polyester, and I am not used to fabric having so much stretch to it, so it was really tricky for me to work with.  

You'll notice that I've used some of these fabrics before.  Here is that table topper I made where I was not happy with how it ended up.  At first I wanted the quilted block to be the lid of the basket, but changed my mind on the last minute, so kept it more traditional.

Making the cover was really not that hard, I used the internet for a lot of ideas and inspiration.  One other first for me was making prairie points, there are quite a few tutorials out there and it's much easier than expected. 

But now it's time for this week's linky party

It's Monday and a new week, so let’s all share some of our projects, please link up any current projects you've been working on, anything at all...  This link is open for a week and will run every Monday.  Remember to come back next week, or follow my blog to get regular updates.

If you wish feel free to add any other blog posts you write during the week, since this linky stays open for a full week, I think its a great idea to share and keep sharing.

All I ask is that you either add the 'Anything Goes' blog button to your sidebar or add a text link to your blog post, and comment on a few of the other links too, share the love and make this weekly link party a fun way to connect.

Stitch by Stitch
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Happy quilting.


Lorna McMahon said...

I adore this picnic basket. It is a sight that inspires visions of better weather to come. We have had a long winter here! Your friend is blessed to have you as their talented buddy! I love the roses fabrics.

Sewing Mom said...

Your basket is beautiful! Picnic weather sounds so lovely right about now. Hopefully soon.

Christina Fairley Erickson said...

Thanks for hosting the Links, Marelize. What a gorgeous picnic basket. I'm going to check out your other patterns as well.

Natasha said...

What a beautiful project! I was thinking that perhaps if I made something like this it would encourage spring to hurry up. I don't want to see the snow anymore :)


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