Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fig & Plum Basket

Yesterday I had a chance to make a project that was high on my list...this wonderful basket from issue #10 of Fresh Vintage by Fig Tree & Company. I'd never made a round basket before and had a lot of fun putting this together.


I used some of my Fig & Plum (by Joanna Figueroa for Moda) scraps and loved how it turned out. I know I'll be making more of these...this basket would be wonderful in any fabrics--reproductions, Christmas fabrics or in cute prints for a nursery! And the basket is a terrific size to sit on a table or even to hold sewing notions or diapers (it's about 5 inches tall with a 10 inch diameter)!



I also got the borders on my Sugar Cookies table runner from the Moda Bake Shop. Glace' is just dreamy!


And I got started cutting fabrics for a quilt I've been wanting to make since 2006--yes, it took me three years to decide on fabric! Tomorrow is going to be a fun sew day and potluck with some of the local quilters--I need to straighten my sewing room so I can decide on a project to take!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

46 comments:

SarahVee said...

I love your basket and tablerunner! The basket would be fun for Easter too. Great job. I love the fabrics you've picked out for that quilt you're gonna make too. Good luck!

blushing rose said...

Are the fabrics on the left vintage feedsacks or repro's. Combo is going to be lovely. TTFN ~Marydon

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Wonderful basket and table runner. I love love love the Glace fabric as well.

I want to make the round basket right now...

Pat

Tozz said...

I love your basket and the table runner is superb!! You do beautiful sewing and you should be very proud of yourself :)I love the colours you have chosen too.

Stephanie said...

Wow that is a terrific basket. LOVE the shape and size. I can think of so many uses. Loving that pile of gorgeous fabric.

Kaaren said...

Sherri, you just blow me away with your creations and the rate at which you produce them.

The basket is wonderful. What a great gift it would make for a special occasion filled with all kinds of goodies.

Karen said...

What is inside the fabric basket that makes it stand up so well?

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

oooh that basket is really cute! ooxx`jodi

Sherry said...

Hi Sherri. Your Fig & Plum basket is so cute. What a handy size. Your tablerunner is looking good. Can't wait to see what you make with those gorgeous fabrics.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Cute basket! Love those little "x" blocks.

Glace' is definitely dreamy, and so is the fabric for your 2006 quilt.

I'm always amazed at the number of projects you manage to finish. Do you have more hours in your day than the rest of us? :)

dotti white said...

Hi, Sherri! As usual, lovin' your creativity! It is inspiring. Where would I find that basket pattern...it sounds like it is from a magazine? Where would I be able to get it. I did buy her book fresh vintage sewing but I don't think it is in there. Let me know when you have time! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

SewCalGal said...

I love the basket. I've never seen this design before. I can't wait to make one.

Thanks for sharing. You did a great job!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Vickie E said...

wow you are soo productive! I really like your basket... I've made 2 projects out of Fig and Plum.

Lurline said...

Both so gorgeous!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lisa said...

love the basket and the table runner is awesome!!

Julie Isa said...

LOVE it all especially the basket!!!

Terriaw said...

What a fabulous basket! I love the blocks on the side, the size looks perfect, and I like that the handle doesn't go up too high. Looks you have more fun in store with your projects! Can't wait to see what you have lined up with those beautiful fabrics.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, I love the round basket. Would make a great gift to give filled for the occasion.
Another project in the making has some wonderful fabrics in it. Can't wait.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Material Mary said...

Love the baskets. You did a fabulous job on them!! Have a great day.
Mary

CJ said...

Cute cute basket! I wanna make one, or two, okay, maybe more! I LOVE your table runner! I wasn't wild about it when I saw it on Moda Bakeshop but seeing it done up in Glace it is FABULOUS! Which is funny because I think on the bakeshop it was in Patisserie which is my FAVE. Huh. I think I am going to have to make one of those too.

I can't wait to see what the quilt is going to be like! Pretty fabrics.

Lauren said...

As always I love the fabric!
The basket is lovely too!!

CJ said...

Did you use that template set that is suggested on the Moda Bakeshop site for your table runner???

May Britt said...

Your basket is so cute. Perfect to store your sewing in.

Trisha said...

You sure get a lot done, Sherri! I am hoping with the kids out of school now and not being so scheduled that I can get more quilting/knitting in.

CJ said...

Never mind on the template question, I read further on down and saw that you did use them. :D I will have to see if I can find some of those.

jen duncan said...

Great projects Sherri! The basket could be so useful in so many ways. Have a wonderful time sewing in friendship tomorrow!
:-)

kiwicarole said...

Sherri I love your round basket it is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colours, Moda fabrics are indeed yummy!
Carole ;)

Francien said...

WAUW Sherri...sorry for the shouting...but your basket is absolutly stunning!!I just love your creations and your blog...great job!!
grretings from Holland,
Francien

maria said...

I love the basket and what a great idea to use it to store diapers (or nappies as we call them here).

Kritta22 said...

I'm lthe fabric on the table runner. what kind is that?
Thanks!

Sally said...

I love the basket and can think of so many ways to use it, would be a great gift container for all sorts of things. You are so lucky having the time to creat all these wonderful things.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Such a cute basket...and gorgeous table runner♥x

Tam said...

LOVE the basket! The tablerunner is beautiful.

Robin said...

The basket is so cute...and the table runner is lovely! But those fabrics for your new project are incredible! I can't wait to see what they will end up as!

Carol said...

Cute basket! Love your table runner! Can't wait to see what those fabrics will become.

Brenda said...

That is the cutest basket, I think I see some in my future.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the basket! Very cute. And I like the fabric for your next project - can't wait to see it.
Kris

ivoryspring said...

Sherri,

Love the basket!!! I always enjoy the things you make.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Sherri, love the table runner, especially the colours you have chosen........I am the same.....I buy a fabric and it takes some time before I discover what I would like to make from it...Regards Lyn

Jackie said...

You are such a busy girl! I love everything that you are doing. That basket is just beautiful!

w&v said...

V. here...
Very cute basket with patchwork sides. I love seeing your hexagon table runner again with the borders. The fabric is beautiful. So many projects. Can't wait to see what your making with the piles of fabrics. They are beautiful. Your projects turn out beautiful. V.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Wow! That's all that needs to be said, but I'm wordy so I'll go on. You are so amazing...the basket is beautiful and the table runner...well, I want it!!!
~Karen~

jaybird said...

i don;t have this issue but i have many others of FV... sooo much fun and lots to make! You are far ahead of me on the sugar cookies runner... i still have to finish one row and put it all together!

Dandelion Quilts said...

That basket is so cool. Was it difficult?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh how exciting to see what you make with the fabric. I love the basket. was it very hard?

julia said...

Sherri - the baskets are so cool! Perfect for sewing notions...{and even better: I already HAVE that pattern...so, nothing added on my list this post!}
Your table runner turned out great (in my opinion even more beautiful than the original using Patisserie).