Easter Baskets and Free Grass Design

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OH DEAR!  I have just accidentally deleted a comment from “Janice” and I am so sorry!   (It’s purely coincidental that we have the same name.) March 29, 2017, Janice asked for the free design of Easter eggs and grass and I would like to get it to her.  Please, if you are Janice please resend your request.  Or of if you know a stitcher with that name, please give her this message.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

After two full weeks of fun and sewing, my Aunt Rheeta just left for home in Indiana.  Her suitcase is stuffed to the limit with finished projects.  I’ll share details of those wonderful items in a future post.

With Easter just around the corner, this seemed like a good time to re-run this post and offer the free Easter grass design again. Take a look at the grass and eggs under Harry and Alastair’s names.  That is the free design.

To get the grass designs, just leave your request in the comment section below.

It also might give you some ideas for decorating your own baskets and other Easter projects. There is another Easter freebie rerun  in the queue so check back for that in the next few days.  I’ve got to get started on my grandchildren’s outfits!

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My struggle to break away from spring gardening was put to rest when two days of much needed, non-stop rain fell on Glenwood.  As it poured, I planned Vivian Rose’s size 2 Easter dress, pulled out all the goods needed and even did a little work on the fancyband.

In the midst of planning the granddaughters’ Easter finery, a huge, eagerly awaited box arrived with these 5  baskets.   That box changed my direction right then and there.  I had to get them personalized and out of my way.  They will be used at our church’s Bunny Lunch and egg hunt as well as on Easter morning.

 

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One is for the 6 month old Harry, the long awaited first grandchild of a beloved friend.   The little guy won’t be hunting eggs this Easter, but his grandmother wanted him to have a special basket for his first Easter.

Harry’s basket was a challenge because my friend asked me to include a frog if possible.  I’m not sure that goofy amphibian passes for an “a” but I hope it is close enough.  After the Precious Boy Child blanket, I was focused on substituting an animal for a letter, hence the frog/a.   After it was finished, I wished I had just nestled a tiny frog in the grass.

Speaking of grass, I frequently use the greenery design used on Harry and Alastair’s baskets.  I think it might be equally useful for you readers.  Suzanne Sawko and I often discuss how we prefer embroidered figures to be anchored, somehow, to the ground or something else. Suzanne digitized the grass, which is best stitched with a fine machine embroidery thread such as DMC 50/2  or Mettler 60/2.  But regular 40 wt. thread also works.

 

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The grass provides a great foundation for the addition of other elements. .  Each basket is embroidered with a combination of grass and other designs from here and there.

 

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I am so pleased to have these finished–well, I think I am finished.   Almost 9 yo grandson Robert has yet to declare his preference for a plain basket, basket with an unembellished liner or basket with embroidery like his sister’s and cousins’.  To proceed without his input might, in the end,  be a waste of time and a waste of a cute Easter basket.  The blue one is in reserve while he deliberates.

 

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Font is Jazz from Five Star Fonts.

 

The bunny design on Vivian Rose’s basket is from Bernina’s Warm Wishes from Ingrid collection.   It had to be rearranged somewhat to accommodate Vivian’s name but I was pleased to be able to use it again.  The lettering for her name is from Five Star Fonts Jazz alphabet.

So  the children have Easter baskets, but still no Easter outfits.  Back to the sewing room.

I’d love to see your Easter projects.

249 responses to “Easter Baskets and Free Grass Design

  1. Yes, Please! I would like to have your design of eggs in the grass. Thank you, Joan

  2. May I have the designs of eggs and grass. Thanks to you.

  3. May I have the egg and grass design. Thank you –

  4. Joan, the eggs and grass designs have been sent. I hope you enjoy stitching them.

  5. Ann, the designs have been sent. Happy Easter!

  6. Becky, the grass and eggs are headed to your inbox. Happy Easter sewing!

  7. Hi Janice and EK sister! I’d love to be able to use that cute grass design. I’ve been reading your blog, but haven’t communicated for a while. Been busy here for the last 4 months when we had a family of 5 move in (temporarily). They are almost all settled into their new place now, so life is going back to a normal pace and I hope to get back to my sewing room and my machines in time to do up an Easter basket for our newest granddaughter.

  8. I love your Easter grass border. Thank you for sharing; could I also please have it?

  9. I would love the Easter design you are offering (if I am not to late!) I plan on using it at the bottom of an apron. Thank you.

  10. Hey Sista Sandra! The grass designs have been sent. You should have plenty of time to whip up that Easter basket for your new granddaughter.

  11. Connie, the grass is headed your way. I hope you enjoy stitching the designs.

  12. Carole, the grass designs have been sent. I love your idea of embroidering the designs on the bottom of an apron. Happy stitching.

  13. I would love to have the grass and egg design. Thank you

  14. Donna, the designs have been sent. You should have time to stitch something for Easter with them. Happy Easter!

  15. You are so talented! I just found your site and am looking forward to seeing more! I would love to also have the grass and egg designs, if you are still sending them. Thank you!!

  16. Natalie, the grass and eggs designs have been sent. Plenty of time before Easter to stitch these out. Happy sewing.

  17. oooh just in time for easter and my small grandsons feel a bit greedy cos have already asked for the bee for my sister thankyou this will look wonderful combined with a name

  18. Maary, the grass and eggs have been sent. I hope your grandchildren like them.

  19. These designs are just in time for Easter decorations. Please send files.

  20. What beautiful baskets! I was just searching for grass patterns for a project I’m getting ready to start and came across your site. Now I think I have a new project in mind if you don’t mind sharing your designs. Thank you for posting!

  21. Becky, the grass designs should be in your inbox now. Happy Easter!

  22. Rita, the grass designs have been sent. I hope they work for your project. Happy Easter!

  23. i would like to have your grass design thank you

  24. Ann, the grass designs have been sent. I hope you find them to be as useful as I have.

  25. I would love your grass & eggs design. Thank you!

  26. Ann, the grass and eggs designs have been sent. I hope you find time to stitch them on something before Easter.

  27. would love to get your grass and egg design. it really sets of the names on your baskets.

  28. Judy, the grass and eggs designs have been sent. Happy Easter!

  29. I would love to also have the grass and egg designs, if you are still sending them. Thank you!!

  30. Ruth, the grass and eggs have been sent. I hope you have time to stitch these before Easter. If not, the grass is useful year round.

  31. I would like to get the grass and egg design if I can still get it. It’s to late for this year, but I would use it for next year. Thank You

  32. Patty, the grass and eggs designs have been sent. You can use the grass year round.

  33. grammy sammy

    I would love to have both the bees and the grass/eggs designs. Thanks for your generosity.

  34. Grammy, the grass and bee designs have been sent. Happy sewing!

  35. Brenda Duggins

    LOVE THE EASTER GRASS…PLEASE CAN I HAVE IT ALSO

  36. Brenda, the Easter grass designs have been sent. Happy stitching!

  37. Brenda, the grass and eggs designs have been sent. Happy stitching!

  38. Jacque Wilson

    Your Easter Baskets really deserve a lot of praise! They’re beautiful!!

    I would appreciate having your designs of easter eggs and grass….. would you mind sending it to me, please?

    Thank you SEW much!!

  39. Jacque, I’m happy you like those Easter baskets. Now you can make your own. The designs have been sent.

  40. Janice ….thank you for such a great freebie! i would love the grass & egg designs

  41. jon, the grass and egg designs have been sent. Happy stitching!

  42. Vonnie Flaccomio

    I would love the Easter grass designs. I just found this digging around on the internet. I sew for two grandaughters and one chubby grandson. I hope they are still available. Thanks

  43. Vonnie, the grass was sent to your inbox. Happy sewing!

  44. I’d like to get the grass design if it’s not too late!

  45. Pam the grass and eggs designs have been sent. I hope you find a few uses for them.

  46. love the grass and eggs may I get them sometime.

  47. Sylvia, the grass and eggs have been sent. Happy Easter sewing.

  48. Jenny Anding

    I would LOVE to receive your adorable designs to use on Easter baskets for my eight adorable grandchildren! Thanks so much for sharing, Janice!!

  49. Jenny, the designs have been sent. You are going to be busy embroidering these for 8 grands. Lucky you!

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