Tuesday, March 5, 2013
changing table storage and a block
Here is my latest sewn storage project, after the fabric basket and -bowls! I've been really reluctant to talk about this on the blog for some reason, but (as you might suspect now ...) we're having a baby! Soon! :-) So now you know, and also understand what I've been making all those baskets for. Nesting Fabric Bowls, indeed!
I used more of my Noteworthy FQ bundle, some natural linen and some old curtains. The changing table is a very basic design from Ikea and I made the fabric pockets to make access to all the baby changing paraphernalia easier.
I kind of eyeballed the size of the pockets, and it seems they turned out quite well to hold diapers, baby wipes and so on. There's a similar pocket panel on the other side.
To make the storage pockets, I measured the table and decided on the size of the pockets. The linen background is ten centimetres higher than the pockets. I fused fusible fleece to the backs of the pocket panels and the linen and lined the pockets with the yellow curtain fabric. I then machine-basted the lined and topstitched pocket panels to the linen background around the bottom and sides and stitched it to the background along the panel seams.
Then I added the yellow middle panel and some bias binding ties and backed it all with the curtain fabric. Easy peasy, and it does look quite nice as well, I think! :-)
I'm sewing quite a lot at the moment, all the time starting new projects and sometimes even finishing WIPs. When Jeni at In Color Order published her design for the Aurifil Block of the Month on Sunday, I couldn't resist giving it a try!
I used scraps in happy saturated colours and even decided to incorporate some leftover flannel. I was quite impatient to see the result, so this is not my finest piecing. Should have trimmed those HSTs! I think this block is really cool and scrap friendly and a couple of them would make a lovely little quilt! Well, let's see ...! Next, I would like to make a crib bumper and finish the feature panel fabric bowls, time and energy permitting. :-)