more storage in the workroom? Or a quick
gift for a new baby - or Christmas? Then look no further
than this month’s Across the Pond sew-along project – the ‘one hour basket’ from Hearts and Bees.
it really be made in an hour? Yes - but
that doesn’t include time for choosing fabric (always the longest part of any
project) or appliqueing, patching or quilting.
already made a one hour 'elephant' basket last month using my Red Elephants Mug Rug
applique to decorate it – perfect for the nursery.
It will be perfect for the local Christmas Box collection where we fill a box or basket with goodies for families who are struggling.
you want to add applique to the one hour basket I would recommend that you leave
at least 4” between the bottom edge and sides of the fabric and your applique. On the Elephant basket I added an inch of
matchstick quilting 4” up from the bottom edge and this worked out perfectly - it lies along the bottom of the basket.
course you might prefer to add a touch of patchwork. I added three 3” patchwork Friendship Stars
to the back of my Christmas basket. This
time I positioned the stars 5¼” up from the bottom edge (cut your bottom piece of fabric
5½” x 16½” and then add your stars).
you are new to basket making this is a great project to have a go at. But before you get stitching pop over to Susie's Sunroom - she has made two very snazzy baskets (I love how she has added a rim of contrasting fabric to the top).
next time ........