A turquoise and floral lining for a future crochet lunchbox

When I last wrote a blog post, I had reached the point where I had to start work on a lining for this lunchbox to be.

Before I can move forward, I have to have a better sense of just how much structure the lining will add to the overall design, so with that in mind, I went to Wish Upon a Quilt on Friday in search of the perfect fabrics.

I had no trouble finding a turquoise for the outer lining, but the number of options for the inner lining made the selection more difficult.

Eventually, I settled on this floral print which, in addition to picking up the turquoise of the basket and the nearly matching fabric, also had splashes of red and green and a pink that tends toward salmon:

The fabric for the lining of a crochet lunchbox-to-be
The fabric for the lining of a crochet lunchbox-to-be

Then on Saturday, when I was not taking advantage of the weather to get a start on some long overdue laundry, I worked out the details of the templates for the top and bottom linings and cut them out.

Then using those templates, I cut out the future linings for the top and bottom of the crochet lunchbox

Here are the linings for the top cut out and pinned together:

The linings for the lid of the crochet lunchbox with the right sides pinned together
The linings for the lid of the crochet lunchbox with the right sides pinned together

and here is one of the bottom linings before pinning:

The lining for the bottom of the crochet lunchbox before pinning
The lining for the bottom of the crochet lunchbox before pinning

and here are both bottom linings with the seams pinned and ready to sew:

Pinning the side seams of the linings for the bottom of the crochet lunchbox
Pinning the side seams of the linings for the bottom of the crochet lunchbox

Then, after I had finished with a few errands and even more laundry, I set myself up out on my back deck and took advantage of the beautiful spring weather to sew as many of the seams as I could, and here is what I got done:

I finish the first seams of the lining for the lining for the lid and the bottom of the crochet lunchbox
I finish the first seams of the lining for the lining for the lid and the bottom of the crochet lunchbox

Then I pressed everything, and got the bottom linings pinned together and ready for one last seam:

The linings for the bottom of the crochet lunchbox pinned together
The linings for the bottom of the crochet lunchbox pinned together

Tomorrow’s weather promises more of the same, so I am keeping my fingers crossed, that I am able to use the time and the excellent light to finish the lining and bring this crochet vision to fruition.

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