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!!