Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stitching Basket and a Finish

Joann.com had these on 50% clearance a few weeks ago and this one caught my eye. I've never owned a sewing basket before but I thought it would be a great way to store my new stitching supplies & projects for easy portability. Not to mention that it's just plain cute too!
When I unlatch the top it looks like this with a handy pincushion and pocket for my embroidery hoop.
I so LOVE the removable plastic partitioned tray. It's deep enough to hold the thread that I'm currently using and I'm sure I'll fill up the sections quickly. I'm using one for a thread catcher (I'm terrible at leaving bits of thread on the sofa!). Underneath there is room to store my project and the pattern. No peeking at that until the Embroidery Blog Hop!
And, at the very bottom is my collection of Presencia thread... with plenty of expansion space.
I finally have a DONE! on my March Goals and just in time for Easter decorating too. This Easter Egg Table Topper is made from swapped Happy Blocks with cute Egg centers.
I grid quilted it with variegated pastel Sulky thread. My favorite block is surrounded by adorable Easter bunnies. I wouldn't have chosen a few of the darker fabrics myself but that is how you roll with swaps.
This backing fabric will give the topper an extended life after Easter.  I have so many pretty big floral fabrics in my stash and I'll be hard pressed to feature them all on quilt tops.
This is the table it will top, after it's washed it will lay much nicer but I'm not that patient today!
I'm linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching@Kathy's Quilts.

9 comments:

  1. Your table topper is so cheerful. It sure brightens up the winter. The sewing basket is adorable and will be so cute to keep your embroidery organized and portable.

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  2. Such beautiful photos of spring colours on today's post... can't wait for spring! Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Oh! The colors are perfect for spring. Dreary here today, so your little table topper brightened my day! I love the way you quilted it, just wonderful!

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  4. That's a lovely sewing basket and your table topper looks great :)

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! The basquet and the quilt... Absolutely beautiful!!

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  6. that is a very pretty sewing basket.
    Great quilt and finished in time for Easter and spring.

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  7. I love your table topper and what a fun swap!! Oh, memories, I had a sewing basket a million years ago and this one is darling!!

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  8. Gorgeous table topper...love the eggy fabric :)
    Your basket is so pretty with that lovely pink.

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  9. Love the cheery bright Easter quilt!

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