Monday, August 13, 2012

Blank Canvas

A few weeks ago I ordered more canvas for bins. I had been using some very soft canvas like cotton but I needed a fabric that had more structure and weight. What came in the mail disappointed me until I started sewing with it. 

It has almost a duck cloth feel and works beautifully as a neutral backdrop for all these vintage quilt pieces.

Remnants of my sewing chair makeover, these honeycombs are perfect for canvas bins.

At nine inches across they make a bold vintage statement.

Smaller ones made pocket sized.

This is the sweetest little nursery print. 

Pink and blue floral feedsack lined.

In hindsight I see this is not the right trim choice. Obviously, this one was done at the end of the day. I will fix it first thing in the morning.

I hope to finish the others tomorrow and have them listed by mid week.

Lincoln was my buddy today. He is so happy to have me sewing and his spot right within my view. School starts Thursday and we will be happy to get back to our regular schedule.


vintage grey said...

I love them all!! Hexies are just the sweetest and that nursery print is so adorable! Your bins are so awesome and just the cutest! Have a great night! xo Heather

camp and cottage living said...

That's a really neat way to use your grandmother's garden pieces!
I have a few too.
Are you putting straps on them?
The first photo is adorable too!

Musings from Kim K. said...

You really do amazing work. Your bins are just gorgeous. Lincoln is so darn handsome. I can't believe your school starts on Thursday. Our new faculty start this week and I'm swamped at the University, but Mr. Mom is home a few more weeks from his elementary schools. His honey-do list isn't quite finished yet. Smile.

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I think the Blue Gingham is my favorite. So very cute :)
Happy Monday!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These turned out so cute! You've put together such pretty combinations!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

They are all so seweet!

Barbara said...

That fabric looks lovely - I am a big fan of sturdy utility fabrics - and a perfect background for those hexagons. Cannot believe your school year is starting already! We're definitely in after-Labor-Day country here.

Tammy's in Love said...

Your buckets are the cutest thing with those quilted fronts! Hope you are enjoying all that production, you are on a pretty print roll!

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

RENEEEE...don't change that trim. It is absolutely perfect. I love it. Isn't it wonderful to get the wrong item and then realize that the mistake is actually a blessing....?

Kathy said...

Oh.My.Gosh! I am so impressed with all you are getting accomplished. Beautiful results. I would be down there in front of the fan with Lincoln!

Perfectly Printed said...

Your buckets are terrific!! Love the vintage hexie blocks...they add sew much to the bucket!!! And what a great use of fabric.
Your Mr Lincoln looks pretty comfortable in front of the fan!!


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Those bins are lovely, the honeycombs are perfect. Your work is always top notch.

vivian said...

Love your bins.. and your dog! bulldogs are one of my favorites. bulldogs, pugs, boxers, mastiffs dobermans and great danes! I think I'd like one of each! lol! not!
You should make a halloween bin!
happy day!

LBP said...

I love your new bins! Great color combinations..

I love the hexagons.. reminds me of a quilt that was on my bed when I was a little girl.



craftyles said...

The bins look fantastic. I love the honeycomb pattern on them, The nursery print is adorable. I can't believe it's school time already. Hope the kids are ready!

Mecky said...

Those are so cute, Renee!

We start school on Thursday, too. Hard to believe it is time already.

Kerri said...

I adore your canvas bins!! The grandmothers flower gardens are perfect and the trim is such a sweet touch!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Renee...You've only been home a few days and you're off and running in your sewing room with more wonderful projects. I love your bins...They are so original and such a great way to feature your vintage treasures.
Have a great day and try to stay cool...just like you chillin puppy!
Carolynn xo

janice15 said...

I love them they are all so pretty...such a great idea...with love janice

trish said...

Soo cute! What adorable bins. They are so perfect!
I wish I had better sewing abilities. :0)