Sunday, 1 October 2017

Orange basket

 September in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge was coloured orange.
 Last week I showed my few orange scraps:


 I  started by joining the little pieces together:


This was the result, although one or two (for example bottom right) still needed to be straightened. It's definitely easier to join the larger  patches when they are all some sort of rectangle.


The next step was to sew the pieces to the wadding and batting, starting in the middle with a couple of "uglies" which won't be seen as they form the base of the basket. Then I went round log-cabin style adding strips of made fabric and strips from stash. On the left of this picture you can see all that was left of the pile of scraps in the first photo; these are the really smallest pieces, and now reside a polythene bag in the finished basket waiting to be used for appliqué.

basket fabric before cutting (two outdoor candles defying the wind and holding down the corners!)
Having cut out rectangles to form the base, joined the side seams and then the base seams, made and added the handles and added the binding, I had this:

Finished basket: pattern by Fiona at BubzRugz
This time I cut the binding at 2.75" which fitted more comfortably under the walking foot, especially when stitching across the handles where there is three times the normal thickness. I also reduced bulk by pressing the side seams open; just visible in this photo:


I'm linking up to
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so head over there and see what else has been made in orange this September.

Happy sewing

Marly.

5 comments:

scraphappy said...

What a fun project! So many beautiful oranges.

Cathy said...

Oh, what a fun use for bits and pieces of scraps! Your basket turned out so cute.

Sheila said...

I love, love, love your scrappy orange basket!

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE this ORANGE basket just waiting for you to make MORE scraps!!!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Yes I agree. Great use of scraps and a lovely and useful project in the end.