Wednesday, February 13, 2013

noteworthy noodlehead

divided basket

Another fabric basket. This time I followed this great pattern by noodlehead. I used more of my fat quarter bundle of Noteworthy and stayed within the same colour-scheme I used for the nesting fabric bowls I made last week.

divided basket front

For the main fabric of the basket I used natural linen, which I think goes really well with the prints. (But then again, what doesn't go with natural linen?!)

divided basket side

I combined two different light blue FQs for the lining, since I wanted to make as much of my bundle as possible. Because of the way the pattern works that was no problem and I think it actually looks kind of cute like this.

divided basket lining

Since I didn't have any webbing, I made the fabric only handles and they were easy to make and look cute to boot.

divided basket handle

The finished basket is a great roomy size, but not too huge. I will definitely make more! The sewing didn't stop there, though. I also made an open wide zippered pouch, following the noodlehead tutorial.

noteworthy pouch

Again, I stayed within the same colour-scheme and/or used the same fabrics as with the earlier projects. FQs can sometimes seem a bit small, but in the end it's amazing what you can eke out of them!

noteworthy pouch lining

Pretty paisley on the lining! I also like the zipper tab, it's such a cute feature of this pouch pattern!

noteworthy pouch zipper tab

The next project has been begun, as well. I've pieced the feature panels for the 3 bigger sizes of the nesting fabric bowls. For these, I used scraps from the projects I made so far. I want to use natural linen as the main fabric here as well and then do a bit of hand-quilting like on the pattern cover. Can you tell I'm having fun?! :-)

patchwork panels for nesting bowls

Monday, February 4, 2013

noteworthy fabric bowls

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Finally, I tried out this great pattern by Nova! I got a fat quarter bundle of Noteworthy by Sweetwater for Christmas and I'm having a lot of fun planning all kinds of little projects with the fabrics! I really like the collection a lot, there are a lot of great basics and blenders and I like the scribbly and fun nature of the prints.

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Fat quarters are big enough for at least the 3 smallest sizes in the pattern and I had fun mixing and matching the fabrics for the exteriour and lining.

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The smallest bowl is using this pretty bird fabric with a subtle dot print as the lining.

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For the next size I chose the grey bucket list print and picked out the orange accents with the lining.

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Maybe it's still a bit early to say, but I think this scribbly flower print is my favourite of the whole collection. There are tiny green dots, so again I picked a green lining to highlight those accents.

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The bowls were really easy and fun to make. I made them assembly-line style and they came together really quickly. The part taking the longest was attaching the interfacings to the fabric.

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Next I want to try the feature panel version of the bowls! The perfect way to use up the scraps from the ones I made so far, I think!