Tuesday, April 23, 2013

When Not Sleeping

I have nights when sleep is not reliable - not my friend - and generally pretends I don't exist.  Some nights I watch a movie, sometimes I clean, and sometimes I sew, sometimes I do all of these.  Last night, or rather, very early this morning I sewed.  

I've been wanting to make myself a Noodlehead divided fabric basket, so I did.  This one went quick, I cut all the pieces at the beginning, like the directions said (didn't do that the first time), skipped the binding on the pocket (but wish I hadn't),  used Kokka Japanese linen / cotton blend fabric (the hippos), so didn't have to line with Pellon (do like that part) and used cotton twill for the handles instead of making them.  

Ta Da 

I know the hippos are upside down at the top of the basket but they flip with each row, just plain dumb luck they landed upside down on the top row.  I really thought it out to make sure they were at least going the right direction (instead of sideways) for the basket, so next time I'll work harder on them being right side up on the top row.  No progress photos either, I just whipped it up.  

I would have changed out the thread for the pocket top stitching to purple to match the handles, but I changed to those handles at the last minute, and the pocket was already sewn in.  I thought at first these handles would be too much green, but then decided what the heck, it's for me it can be as green as I want it.  My stitching isn't perfectly straight around the top - it was 5 am by this point.  I will go a little slower with the next one.  

Before the endless no sleep night, I finished paper piecing an arrow (Craftsy pattern) for this round of Traveling Quilts and I added a row of flying geese.  This top has a special Native American vibe to it.  

Photos not the best - my camera was not cooperative so I used my phone.  I hate doing that, I need a new SLR camera, or rather I would like a new camera, but also dislike doing all the research and price checking involved.  

I am linking up with Quilt Story , because I finally remembered to post on a Tuesday!  

Fresh Poppy Design


Francine said...

That looks terrible!! Send it to me and I'll give it a good home :).. I do the same thing with late nights -fun times. Hugs :)

qwilltr said...

I agree with Francine...how can ou keep that ourself? You have friends that would be happy to take it off your hands! I never get any sewing odne late at night. I did do a little after work though.

Leanne said...

I am so glad that I generally sleep when it is night. I like the basket, it is nice that you are to enjoy your awake nights at least.

Leanne said...

I am so glad that I generally sleep when it is night. I like the basket, it is nice that you are to enjoy your awake nights at least.

claudia said...

I wish I could make myself get up and do something when I can't sleep. All I ever do is lay there and complain silently to myself that I will never be able to get up in the morning. I'd rather be getting something done! I love your bag. Geez! I really need to get up when I am awake!

Amanda K said...

Super cute fabric bin. I love those little hippos - no matter the direction they're facing :)

Angela T said...

I love your green basket and those upside down hippos are cute. Your feathers are so pretty.