Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bread Basket - Exchange

Lovely Cheryll from Gone Stitchin' has been hosting Let's Exchange and the most recent one was a fabric Bread Basket and some novelty buttons....

I have never made one of these, or indeed really seen one where to examine it properly.... luckily there were some links and I kindof improvised so I could make it reversible as well as add some free motion quilting....

I was thinking happy summer BBQ's......


I'm afraid it is a bit 'floppy' ......

we added novelty buttons to our gift.... I found these rather fun ones to include.....


some daisy free motion quilting....


My friend Mr Postie came by yesterday with a 'squishy'......


and look at all that was there.....


... how beautiful is this.....

an applique butterfly (I think Pat knows I love butterflies and bugs)


lovely firm deep sides...... and this beautiful peachy yellow fabric....


and look at all these buttons..... I can't choose which is my favourite - I love them all .....


... and.... and... Pat added a lovely washcloth and cream
my fingers are so dry with this cold weather so the cream is now in my stitching container....


the backing fabric is lovely too......


Pat also sent a lovely card - she doesn't have a personal blog so it was wonderful to hear from her and get to know my 'swappy' a little.....

Thank you so much Pat... I really love what I received and I hope my little floppy offering will find a place in your home.....  maybe it can travel with you for those picnics on the roadside?

Others baskets are on a linky - I'm off HERE to have a look...

meanwhile - my pinwheels backing is growing....


12 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely goodies and an impressive collection of pinwheels.

Anonymous said...

Fiona your bread basket looks great,i was also like you i hadnt really seen one or had anything to do with one,so its all a good learning experience for me.
Pat was a great swap partner to have,lots of goodies there,and love your quilt,well done.

Cheryll said...

Love your basket and buttons Fiona... and you were a lucky duck too.. receiving those nice extras. Swap buddies are just wonderful aren't they! :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Your basket is just like one I bought yesterday- for that very reason - I want to make some of these! They are so versatile! yours is very pretty!

Tonya said...

I have seen several baskets around blogland today. So fun!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your basket looks great Bubz, love the buttons....and Pat had made a lovely basket for you as well...looks like it was a great swap...great job on your pinwheels...

Sue B said...

Gorgeous bread baskets, I missed out on seeing this swap. Thanks for the hint re comments, as you can see I can comment again, yippee xx

marina said...

both the bread baskets are just beautiful! I love the butterfly, seems like they are fluttering everywhere at the moment!
Your pinwheel backing is looking fantastic.

Barb said...

Sooo cute!

Vintage Cate said...

What lovely breadbaskets. Isn't it nice to get to know new stitching friends. Have a lovely day Fiona.

Talin's Corner said...

The butterfly applique on the bread basket is beautiful.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love your bread baskets...I think you definitely nailed the happy summer BBQ...such happy fabric...Pat did a gorgeous job, enjoy your lovely presents...

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