Last night was spent very productively at a class at Village Books and Crafts making a fabric basket.
I raided my stash of home dec fabric to take along, thinking we would finish a couple of baskets before the evening was finished. Nope, just one between the two of us. We always say it feels like you have half a brain when a migraine hits, and yesterday both Daughter #2 and I were afflicted. Last night we proved it, one of us in charge of cutting, pinning and ironing, the other driving the sewing machine. At the end of the evening our combined efforts equalled those of the one other participant. No more medical proof is required!
The home dec fabric proved a little hard to sew, especially the handles. No broken needles, but a change to a jeans needle was required and a few fingers were stuck trying to get pins through the layers. In future I would definitely use a quilt weight fabric.
We made a large basket, 10 inches in diameter, and 8 inches high. I wanted something substantial to contain all the little fabric scraps presently stored on a desk top, and destined for a scrap vortex quilt, or similar.
The next baskets will have a strip of lining fabric visible around the top, but I didn’t get the instruction to cut the inner fabric longer, so we improvised. They certainly look better with a contrasting trim.
Never mind, it is still good for purpose, and I will take the basket out to the quilt shed later and fill it with little scraps. Another basket in a bright batik is cut, and ready to sew before the weekend is out. I hope your weekend is as productive.
On another note, the Rugby World Cup starts overnight with England vs Fiji. I won’t mention who I’m backing! I foresee lots of hand sewing in my near future, while watching replays.
Linking up with Crazy Mom quilts.