Hi there! I am so excited to share with you my finished Scrappy Box, which is part of the Zakka 2.0/Patchwork, Please! sew-along. After last week’s quilt frenzy I was so happy to have a smaller project to work on. This box sews up quickly and looks great with any kind of fabric combination. I have never made a crafty box of any sort, so I went through each step very slowly so I could fully understand the process. There was one part of the directions that were an inch off, but it had been mentioned by the hostesses and several participants. When I got to that step I adjusted the measurement and continued on.
This is the box before the final assembly. I used a ladder stitch to attach the sides together which was very easy. I could easily see ribbon or another type of accent being used to close these corners. Endless possibilities! The fabric I used was my favorite natural linen from fabrics-store.com and the prints are from a scrap pack of Japanese kawaii fabrics I purchased on Etsy. I love the funky Zakka look it gives my box! The interior fabric is from the Nicey Jane line from Heather Bailey.
The pattern asked for interfacing and a stabilizer of sorts to stiffen the box. I ended up using fusible fleece and poster board cutouts. Worked perfectly. I am going to be using my box to store my cone thread and tools that I need for my industrial machines.
Week 9 of the sew-along is going to be a quilt I believe, but I am going to take a break from that and continue on some other projects. I will be back for week 10. This week I was also able to finish a block from my BOM 2012 class. This block was very straight forward though it took *forever* to assemble and sew all the pieces! The second block in this set I’m currently working on but is a variation on this one.
We’ll, I’m off to the outlets to torture my boys with some shopping. It’s tax-free weekend here and I have to buy a dress for my HS reunion. Before I go, here’s a shot of my favorite sewing companion. This is a cradle I had as a little girl, but it is now a bed for Leonard. ~Cindy~