Saturday, August 11, 2012

2 More AWESOME Baskets!!

Well, here are 2 more AWESOME baskets!!!! My husband asked if it was ever going to stop. I told him "probably not". They are the cutest things, and pretty easy peasy to make. I have found that I can cut out 2 at a time, but who knows, I may try 4 at a time. Makes it an easy production line. I've also perfected machine sewing the binding on, so I don't have to hand tack it all (I don't mind binding quilts, but I like getting these done). Everyone loves them. Our group (The Wednesday Wonders) will be making these one Saturday in November. The ladies will all come over, learn how to make them, and then go home and make tons of them for Christmas presents!!! Just think how lucky someone is going to be to receive one of these filled with goodies!!!!
Found some twine to tie them with this time. Love that look!!
Autumn Leaf buttons on the side made a nice addition to the fall apple fabric.
Loved this fabric when I found it!! I used Muslin for the lining this time. Nobody really sees the inside, but if they do, they'll see my handy dandy quilting abilities on the creamy muslin.

So, can you tell I love these little baskets!!!! I know some people that will be very delighted this Christmas when they receive one of these filled with some of my homemade cookies. Which would be better.....the basket, or the cookies? Hmmmmm........good question!!!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Project......

I bought this pattern book at the Hershey Quilt show just for this pattern. It was done up in Christmas fabrics and there were several of them. It looked cute. But pictures can be deceiving......but this one wasn't. I decided I'd give it a go, see what it looked like in person. I made it out of Halloween fabrics so I can fill it with cookies and give it to my Granddaughter for Halloween. I may make another for my parents, since it was pretty quick and easy. Check out the photos below. I'll have to find out the book and author name and update here later as that's all downstairs in my quilting room.
Side shot. Like my button choice!!
This view (above) shows the little part inside that covers the contents and ties with a drawstring.
Front view.

So how do you like it? I think it's adorable!! And it will hold at least a dozen cookies, if not more. I'm going to make some for Christmas too. When I do those I'll post for all to see. What a productive day for me. I have another cut out. I might go whip it together now.

**Addition: I found the book, it's called Hugs and Holly and you can find it at the Wooden Bear. Here's the link to their site:
I've made 2 bags like this one, and now I'm finishing up to in a more Fall motif. Everyone that has seen them loves them. And I agree, they are pure AWESOMENESS!!!!! I plan on making them for all the holidays and seasons. Perfect little baskets to have on hand when you need a little something to brighten someones day. Make 'em up ahead of time and when you need them, fill it with cookies, candy, sewing notions, a gift, whatever....and ta dah - instant awesome gift!!