Friday 17 June 2022

One Hour Basket with Renaissance Ribbons

As promised last week, I'm back to explain how I used my second Renaissance Ribbons velvet ribbon. 

I learnt from the bags I made last week, and decided to try a different way to get the most out of my black and red velvet ribbon from Stitch Witches.  

I pulled out my One Hour Basket pattern from many years ago, and made a few changes to it to ensure that I showed off my velvet ribbon to maximum effect.  (The One Hour Basket pattern used to be free, but now it's for sale on Etsy.)

I cut my Soft and Stable slightly deeper than the original pattern because I knew I wanted to see ALL of the velvet ribbon on the side of the basket. I put a strip of black quilting cotton at the base of the Soft and Stable so my velvet ribbon wasn't on the base of the basket..  

I wanted the 1.5" bird ribbon to be at the top of my basket, but I needed to allow a seam allowance at the top, so I sewed another piece of quilting cotton to the top of the Soft and Stable.  

I used a 70 needle and monofilament when I attached the bird ribbon to the Soft and Stable.

So I mucked around for 3.5 hours making a one hour basket.  But good things take time, and I'm very happy with this basket.  I think it show the velvet ribbon beautifully, and I only had 7" of ribbon left over.  I might even find a use for that yet.  

So here's my little family of bags made from Renaissance Ribbons velvet ribbons.  The bags from last week fit perfectly inside the One Hour Basket to demonstrate the relative sizes.  

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Your bags are beautiful! I love the ribbons you've used. Happy stitching!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the basket and bags are pretty - I never feel like making baskets for some reason and the few times I tried they are never as pretty as the one you made

Hubblebird said...

I think you should publish a pattern for this basket. It’s beautiful.

Vicki in MN said...

Those are so fun and colorful! It really doesn't matter how long it takes as long as we are enjoying the process, right!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Wow, Wendy, you've got Peacock beauties here for sure. What fabrics and the velvet ribbon is a sumptuous touch!

PaintedThread said...

Those fabrics are stunning! Beautiful basket and pouches.

Marie said...

My goodness - these are beauties! Well worth the extra time.