Our challenge this month was to make something of our choice that has to do with celebrations. Well, every celebration involves food, yes??? And hopefully with shared responsibilities. Whether you call them pitch ins, pot lucks, or something else, a proper carrier is needed, so I decided to make a casserole carrier.
Pro-Stitcher has a design for that! Actually they have a couple. The one I chose is Happiness is Homemade. There is another one called Buttered Biscuit. I combined the two as I preferred parts of each. Directions are included with the download.
The fabric I used was
Island Batik Small Pointed Floral in Turquoise (BE36-D1) for the front and Island Batik Mini Leaves in Brown Ecru (112325051) from the Natural Healing Collection for the lining. I love the combination of blue and yellow. They were my wedding colors!
i quilted this on my
Handi Quilter Forte (Amara 24).
I love the Baked with Love message on the side flaps
And I love this plaid design for the bottom of the carrier.
This is how it looked after turning the cover right sides out. Ready to topstitch the edges.
And I loved this Happiness is Homemade script on the front and back.
I used kabab skewers for my handles but you could use wooden spoons or dowel rods or anything else that fits.
Now I am set to bring a dish to our next shared meal in style.
Happy Holidays to those who celebrate the season!
Check out what the other Island Batik Ambassadors did for the challenge this month:
Brenda Alburl ~
Songbird Designs Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany
Preeti Harris ~
Sew Preeti Quilts Mania Hatziioannidi ~ M ania for quilts Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You Randi Jones ~ Randi’s Roost
Connie Kauffman ~
Kauffman Designs Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood Denise Looney ~ Quiltery – For The Love Of Geese Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris ~
sameliasmum.com Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts
Elita Sharpe ~
Busy Needle Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt