Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2 WIP Finishes

Getting my pincushions ready for Monday's Blog Hop post has also inspired me to finish 2 WIPs using Bonnie & Camille's beautiful fabric line "Marmalade" over the last week.
I followed this tutorial at Pink Penguin to make my fabric basket. I've had it pinned for months, started it as my June NewFO Project and finally it is ready to use. I used 2.5" mini charms instead of 2" so my basket is a bit bigger than Ayumi's.
I am kind of obsessed with this fabric line... it is just so darn cute! I used Moda Bella for the base and the handles just to mix in a bit of solid. Here is the backside.
And the inside! I used fusible fleece for the batting but I think I'd like something a little stiffer next time around. I'd welcome any ideas as to what to try from the experienced basket and/or bag makers in the comments. I do have some Peltex I bought for a future project - would that be too stiff?
WIP Finish #2 is my May Schnibble "Gentle Art" which was also a NewFO Project. It is going on my quilting room wall but I need a dowel to hang it with. I figure you have seen enough background close-ups of it so I'll just include one full pic here in good light!
Getting 2 of my WIPs completed is one of my September Goals... so I've given them the DONE! treatment on my sidebar.

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday@Freshly Pieced and Needle and Thread Thursday@My Quilt Infatuation.

26 comments:

  1. Oh my that fabric is GORgeous. I am in love with the basket AND the quilt. Spools are a favorite block of mine, and they are so lovely done in that fabric. Maybe I need to do a little shopping? ;)

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  2. Congratulations on your great finishes! I love the gentle art quilt that you made.

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  3. It's obvious why you really like the Marmalade fabric line. It's fun, bright, energetic, and looks like it would be great fun to turn into projects like the ones you've finished.
    You're an overachiever this month -- two finishes already. Well done, Deb.
    I'm eyeing your little lawn chair pin cushion with envy. Adorable!

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  4. I am so envious of all you are accomplishing! I fear that while I am teaching, my 'finish' list will be very, very short. I bet you feel such a sense of accomplishment to get so much done! Good job!

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  5. I have the same mini charm pack as your basket and have been making hexies out of them. Darling basket. The Schnibbles quilt is one my favorite patterns from that series. Those bow ties are so cute! Your September has been extremely productive and you still have half the month for more - wow! I'm inspired.

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  6. Your basket and quilt turned out great. The fabric's are gorgeous. Wish I had that line. I am trying to watch the moda lines closer now and can not wait to get scrumptus in.
    Hope you are having a great day.
    Hugs
    donna

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  7. Love both your projects! Marmalade is so pretty!!

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  8. Your basket and quilt are great and that little chair is adorable!

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  9. I know nothing about basket making. But I do know that Marmalade is one of the best lines of last year! That sherbety orange really brings the other colors together. All your items are adorable!

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  10. Fabulous basket and I really love the fabrics

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  11. Your basket and quilt are wonderful! Perfect choice of fabrics and your projects are so well made!

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  12. I love the fabric basket, I have made a few of these myself from the same pattern and find them quite addictive.

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  13. Love both projects and the fabrics are great.

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  14. What lovely projects all around! The fabrics are great and must look great in your beautiful new sewing room! What beautiful work!

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  15. Love that fabric!Good for you for getting your projects done!
    Here via WIP Wednesday.

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  16. LOVE the cushion on the Adirondack chair - too fun! And Marmalade really enchants me, too. I've got a layer cake of it in storage that I'll get to one day. . . ::sigh::

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  17. oh, Marmalade is one of my favorite fabric lines, and you have used it so beautifully!

    Thanks for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  18. Love this! The basket is gorgeous in that line . . . so cute! I have made a couple of fabric baskets and I used a combination of Pellon SF101 fused to the exterior pieces and layered the fusible fleece on top of that. It was easy to sew through and it stands on its own beautifully. Hope this helps. :)

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  19. marmalade - yummy in fabric, too. =) your schnibble and basket look pretty in it!

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  20. That basket is very cute. How do you plan to use it?

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  21. Hey there!! That is such a great gift idea. I know I will be doing a few in the coming days.....thanks so much for the sharing! I've only worked with Peltex. Don't really know what else is 'out there'. I know there are some other products being used. Hugs......

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  22. Such pretty finishes. I've got some marmalade stashed away but dont want to cut into it!

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  23. I love all your photos of your projects! Marmalade is a gorgeous fabric group to play with... your quilt is so cute and I am in love with your basket... I now have to go find that tutorial to make one for myself!

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