And, while I do not have a finished quilt to show you, I did complete the 1 Hour Basket in the Friday morning Make and Take session with Kelly of Kelby Sews. We made the basket in the original size, called the Kelly, but she has now has an updated pattern, Friends of the Hour Basket, which includes eight basket options including a bucket style and a tote.
|Hour Basket with handles made at Sewtopia|
I quilted the handles and added a couple rows of top-stitching to the basket's edge. I was glad to have the alphabet right side up on the lining fabric.
|Side view of the Hour Basket|
Kelly suggested using a larger seam allowance when sewing the lining and and by doing so, it eliminated excess fabric making a neater finish on the inside.
|Interior of the Hour Basket|
And the best part...most, but not all, of the goodies from our Sewtopia Swag bag fit in my basket. There was Aurifil thread, Pellon batting, Soak laundry soap, a Simplicity mini template, a Quilt Now magazine, hexagon paper pieces, a tote bag from Reliable, charms and mini charm packs from Windham, Free Spirit, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, Cloud 9, Lecien and Moda. There was more fabric from Stash Fabrics, the pop up shop at Sewtopia, and Westwood Acres, Intrepid Thread and some Me + You batiks. And patterns from the Fat Quarter Shop, Elizabeth Hartman and Intown Quilters. I am sure I left someone out, but thank you to all of the generous sponsors!
|Sewtopia Swag in the Hour Basket|
Sewtopia was fabulous and I hope to go again!
I am happy to link up to Finish Up Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Jen at Faith and Fabric hosting Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday this week, Fabric Frenzy Friday, Whoop, There It Is! and Show Off Saturday.