Friday, 14 February 2014

le challenge - the rising sun


I made a much needed project for this challenge and it was easy to do to, in fact I managed it while the baby took a nap so a quick, handy and fun make! I chose to interpret the theme of the rising sun by using some of my Japanese fabric.

I've used this fabric basket pattern before it is by the lovely Ayumi of Pink Penguin, who happens to live in Tokyo. 


The patchwork is made with some lovely Japanese fabric scraps, which I got a couple of years ago from the Eternal Maker, some other scraps that had been given to me in a swap and some of Karen's beautiful hand printed fabric. The bottom and lining are from Terry's Fabrics, lime and sage dotty curtain fabric. The handles are cotton webbing from the Village Haberdashery.


I made the patchwork squares larger than the pattern at 2.5" and enlarged the bottom section and lining accordingly. This means I can chuck more threads and little fabric scraps into it while I'm doing EPP or applique. It is nice to finally have a pretty bin and another tick off my FAL list!


Head over to le challenge to link up and see what everyone else made. If you want to join us a new theme will be announced tomorrow!

Le Challenge


Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and a great weekend! <3


linking up:
at Quilt Matters this week
and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts

20 comments:

  1. It is pretty. Love little fabric baskets.

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  2. Love the fact that you used so many fabrics in the basket. Looks really sturdy too.

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  3. Love it! This is one of my favourite patterns and I have made quite a few as gifts. For one friend I filled it with pins, needle case and a pincushion, and for some others I made them into winter baskets with tissues, lip balm and hot chocolate inside.

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  4. What a fun little project! I need one of these on my sewing desk, for sure!!!

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  5. A lovely scrappy, scrap basket.

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  6. I love those baskets I have a few I use around here too! Smart idea using little favorites that way! I love it!

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  7. Such a useful make, and using up scraps! Brilliant!

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  8. Yay for putting great scraps to such a clever use, Lucy! You'll be EPP-ing in style!

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  9. I love this, Karen's fabrics stood out for me immediately! (probably because I collect them ;o) )

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  10. Gorgeous combination of fabrics, Lucy!!! Isn't it wonderful how you can put tiny pieces of fabric together to make something beautiful and useful.

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  11. this is lovely - how long does your baby nap?

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  12. useful and very cute! win-win. =)

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  13. What a cute and practical project! It would make me smile every time I used it. :)

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  14. Lovely basket, I love patchwork so much...And I agree, yoghurt seems more correct, but hey, (shrugging shoulders).....

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  15. really pretty - loving the viewfinders :)

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  16. This is lovely! Beautiful fabric choices :)

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  17. great choice for the challenge. Came out so pretty :-)

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  18. Hi! Your basket is adorable! I have been thinking today what to use for my hexie Project and you have great idea for that! x Teje

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