The quilt is on the bed and looks gorgeous but it needed to have some things matching so the last few days I made a topper for my chest of draws and a fabric basket for my makeup to replace the old one that didn't match at all in my room.
That's my mum and dad in the photo with me at 2 months old. I don't like having family photos around the house but I don't mind in my bedroom so I have this one. One of my dad alone. Photos of my kids when they were little and one of my great grandmother.
This is the method I used for making the topper.
First I cut out all my pieces out at 3" x 3" then I lay them onto the sticky side of interfacing.
I ironed them to the interfacing.
And then sewed the long rows with a 1/4" seam allowance. Then the short sides and it done.
You can find the tutorial HERE, it's by Oh, Fransson and makes life so much easier than sewing the squares individually.
I love the binding.
The fabric basket for my make up was a bit of trial and error. I wasn't sure if this would be the right size. I think it could be a bit smaller and the handles could be closer together. I'll make adjustments on my next one.
On the other hand if it was just a bit taller it would be perfect for holding toilet rolls. I managed to fit 4 in this basket.
~ Maria ~