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Flower Basket October 28, 2009

October 6th was my grandma’s 96th birthday.  She asked for a flower basket to go with her stained glass window wall hanging.  Okay where to start.

My original idea was to cut out flowers from material and applique them to a basket weave print material.  Surprisely my stash does not have many flowers.  I really wanted to use what I had and get through some scraps.  I visited my gma in October and she gave me a great idea…raffea woven into the basket.  Sew and Quilt had a great ribbon that I wove into the basket.  It was very delicate but worked great.

basket

Basket

During QuiltFest in Jacksonville I was taught how to make cute fabric flowers.  All you need are circles, thread, and a needle.  That simple.  Follow the pictures below for visual instructions.

make flowers1

fold cut flower in half

make flowers2

fold in half again

make flowers3

straight stitch right near the top

make flowers4

pull the thread to scrunch the petal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not cut the thread, you will use this for all of your petals to keep them scrunched together.  If you need to change thread, make sure to do a secure stitch at the end to ensure your scrunch holds.  Repeat the petal process for 6 or more petals to make a flower.  There will be an empty circle in your flower.  I used a smaller flower then a yo-yo to fill in on some.  On others I used buttons.  So cute.

button flower

 

Here is the completed project.  Gma should be getting it this week and I will update with her response.

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