So the next swap I have to mail out is the One Hour Basket swap over on Instagram.
This one is a simple one. Send out a One Hour Basket as designed by Kelby Sews, 2 notions and an extra. It's not a secret swap so my partner knows that it's me making for her. She's seen the basket but has no idea what else I'm sending her
So first up is the basket.
I used a pack of Tula Pink charm squares and some Kona Snow to make the basket.
I sewed eight together for the base of the basket, and appliqued it onto the white to give a curved effect.
I alternated the colourings so the purple/green trimmings are on the pink/orange side and vice versa.
The lining was made in two halves with a pocket on the one side for contrast. I brought the lining up on top of the basket so the orange dots are on the pink/orange side and the green polka dots are on the green/purple side. Again for contrast and I also like the effect of it looking like binding.
The second make for the swap and the surprise part will be this table runner.
I used the remainder of the charm pack which I cut into mini charms.
It's based on the Scattered Squares pattern and I used the white from the basket to border them.
I bordered the centre using the same charms in a piano key type border. I bound it in white and quilted it in a diagonal cross hatch pattern using white thread.
It was only after I'd put it together I realised that I'd made some extra work for myself. I bordered each charm individually as in the pattern and then sewed them together. What I should have done was to sew four patches and then sashed/bordered them. Never mind it's all worked out anyway and I wasn't planning on doing anything else yesterday.
This is my second finish for the Finish A Long Quarter 3 hosted by Adrienne
Linking to TGIFF
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