Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Basket, a Leaf, and a Snowman

Can you believe that this is the second post in a week.  I know I can't since I had a real dry posting season recently.

Yesterday, I made a one hour fabric basket which took me a bit more than an hour to make, but then I took a break to meet up with our Quilts of Valor coordinator to give her the quilt I had made the binding for and sewn on and got three more quilts needing binding from her.  Oh, and I also took a lunch break while making the basket.  I'll take my basket to the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild (LVMQG) meeting on Wednesday night for this month's swap.  I've seen a lot of pictures on their Facebook page of the many baskets being made and I want them all.  The tutorial for the basket is free on Craftsy which you can find it HERE.


The lottery block for this month at LVMQG is a Maple Leaf and it is so fun to create.  The guild provided us with a quick and easy tutorial by Stacey at SLO Studio and you can snag it HERE.  Trust me, you will want to make a lot of these blocks which can be arranged many ways to create a quilt, wall hanging, table runner, or mug rug.  The possibilities are endless. 


I've also made some progress on the Christmas stocking for my new granddaughter-in-law.  If you check out my post from Friday HERE, you'll see that I've gotten the broom finished, except for the backstitching.  I hope to get the mouse on top of the broom stitched today.


What's on my agenda for the next couple of days?  I hope to make a few more Maple Leaf blocks for Wednesday's block lottery, bind three of the Quilts of Valor quilts, and, of course, more cross-stitching. 

We'll be headed for Las Vegas Wednesday and won't come back home until Sunday.  Saturday I hope to attend the Sew Yeah Quilting Club at Sew Yeah Quilting, a new quilt shop which is amazing.  If you are ever in Las Vegas be sure to check them, you will not regret it.

I'm linking up today with Slow Sunday Stitching and Let's Bee Social

Happy stitching,

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link to that great fabric basket. I need to make one of those. I love your snowman. He looks so happy. Can't wait to see the mouse.

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    1. Hi Cathie! You'll love making the fabric baskets. They really are easy to make and are wonderful gifts for frienrs. The mouse will hopefully be done this weekend as I have 3 quilts to bind by Wednesday. ACK!

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  2. Your snowman stocking is so adorable with all the little creatures around!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. There are a lot more critters to stitch.

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  3. All your projects are great, especially for working in such a small space. Thank you for the pattern links.

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    1. Hi Suzanne, I hope you get a chance to makes some of the baskets as they are fun and fast.

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  4. What nice projects you have on the go.

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    1. Thank you Sarah for stopping by. So many projects and so little time. :)

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  5. I love your basket! That cat print is so cute!!!

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    1. Thanks Sue. I hope you make a basket too.

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  6. That's very cute cat fabric on your lovely basket.

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    1. Hi Kaja, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  7. You've been busy. I've considered making similar baskets to store fabric in on my shelves.
    Have a great week. BTW I am signed in as my husband. Don't know how to change that. Sorry. Here's a link to my blog
    http://mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-fabulous-fall-party.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Terry's wife. :) The baskets are so fun to make and super fast too.

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  8. Your basket turned out so great! I love the fabrics you chose. And your GIL will love that snowman stocking, I'm sure. Lots of loving work going into that!

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    1. Many thanks Louise. It was fun making the basket and working on the stocking will be an ongoing project for a while longer. :)

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  9. I love your little snowman piece! Such cute little critters coming to say hello.

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I'm now on page 3 of the snowman cross-stitch Christmas stocking with a lot more stitching to be done. :)

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