Sunday, 29 July 2018

A cute little finish!

I just don't know where the time goes but, I don't seem to get many things finished at the moment.  Perhaps the beautiful weather we have been having here has something to do with it..... we have been out and about rather a lot in the mountains!! It is cooler up higher!

This weekend I was determined to get one small project I have been meaning to get done for some time crossed off my 'to do' list. As luck would have it, it was pouring with rain all day on Saturday, so the perfect day to be in my sewing room.

A couple of years ago we were given a very pretty metal bread basket for Christmas by another family member.  I really like it, so I use it all the time (almost daily).  It is by the Danish designer Georg Jensen and I really love his style of designs.  Nearly every time I cut bread into it, I line it first with a square of kitchen paper towel and then throw that away after we have used it. 

For months now I have been promising myself that I would make myself a quilted fabric liner to put in my basket.  Well, this was that day!  I had decided to just make a simple patchwork square using scraps but, as I was sitting in my sewing room pondering on my scraps, I was drawn to look in a book I haven't used for a while. 'Flower Power Patchwork' by Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussen and found a pretty star block which used up some scraps and which I really liked.

So I set to and made myself a basket liner using just one star block.

I used a fat eighth of fabric for the main background pieces and the rest were all scraps.

I  was thrilled with my new basket liner and put it straight to use!!


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    1. Thank you Lynda! It has been too warm to do too much stitching! Have a good week! Christine xx

  2. Very pretty, it's nice to make things you use every day

    1. Thanks Janet! I like to make things that I will use too.... and I was pleased with this little liner! Have a good week! Chrissie xx

  3. What a lovely idea for your pretty basket !

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    1. Thank you Brenda! We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place! Have a nice week! Christine xx

  5. Hi Christine wow the views from your mountains are beautiful,what a lovely spot. Love your new liner for your lovely bread basket,well done my friend xx

  6. Guten Morgen liebe Christine,

    Das ist eine sehr schöne Idee für dein Brötchenkörbchen.
    Auch genau meine Farben.

    Ich wünsche dir eine wunderschöne neue Woche
    Bei uns hie ist es fürchterlich warm
    Liebe Grüße Marika

  7. That scenery is amazing! Love you bread basket liner idea. I have a couple small projects that I've been meaning to get to also--seems like things like that always end up on the back burner! Enjoy your basket liner!

  8. Great little finish. I love wonky stars! Miss H did them on a quilt long ago almost as a border. Lovely

  9. That's what I love - something practical that will see a lot of use. Wonderful project and so perfect for your beautiful container.

  10. Love the view, Christine, and the beautiful patchwork liner!
    I love making things that are practical too! Love this wonky star! And this little make was just right for your pretty bread basket!
    Barbara x

  11. Beautiful, Christine! And I bet it feels great to have an item marked off of your mental list of projects to create. :) It is a lovely bread basket and the square you created is perfect!

  12. Testing, testing. It seems that I can once again comment on everyone's blogs! I love your breadbasket liner!


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