I love the OWS Swap because you can pick and choose projects you like to make or those that you already have the supplies on hand…For my first pick, I chose @artsycandice because I know she likes owls and birds of all sorts. Lucky for me, she listed fabric baskets as one of the things she would love to receive.
I had purchased fat quarters of these fabrics back in the spring with no idea of what I would use them for…I think they were on sale from my favorite online store in London!
Anyway, one of the fat quarters had the cutest little owl. I enlarged the print on my copier, traced it on the linen, and embroidered it. I then used the other pieces to make a bit of zaka-style patchwork. I only had thinner interfacing, so used it on both the outer fabric and the lining to try to stiffen up the bag a bit. I then did a binding around the edge and stitched in all by hand.
Once the basket was done, the other sides looked a little bare, so I decided to add some puffs on one side ; hexies on another, and then a simple appliqued leaf on the last side.
I had a lot of fun making this one! The basket is about 7 inches square and tall.
Embroidered owl side