I have a new sewing machine, I mentioned him a couple of weeks back. I waited for 3 months to get him in, from November til the end of February. After I got him I decided he needed a name and I went with Sully, because he is a beast, but a good one. I am currently taking a guide class, the second one is tonight. While I am learning new things (I made piping!) I am also working on things at home to get used to sewing with Sully.
Sully has needs. First, something cute to put the accessories in.
Like a fabric basket.
I basically followed Pink Penguin's tutorial. I modified the size to fit this photo of Sully, I printed the photo of the original Sully on paper backed fabric through my regular printer. The basket body (I realize this isn't a good photo - it was 11:00 pm)
I used cotton/wool batting in lieu of the the fleece she recommends. I did use the fleece on the previous basket I made, and I wasn't sure I was a fan, I wanted to give batting a try.
The fleece might be a tad stiffer, but the batting seems to work fine too.
That look on Sully's is sometimes a look I get when I know I've just made a huge mistake.
The bottom and the handles are made with Echino linen, the prints and lining are a variety that I thought went with Sully's colors.
The main reason I jumped in and made this purchase is for quilting, there is 10" to the right of the needle for quilting. So far I have only quilted on small pieces like this fabric basket - I'm working up to an actual quilt.
I hope you'll be joining in on the Sew Sunday link party starting this Sunday 3/17/13 - there is a button on the right side bar you can grab.
Keep Calm and Quilt On!