If you've been following along, you'll know I've been making baskets to sell and raise money for our homeschool coop scholarship fund. I wanted to raise $100 to donate to this incredible ministry that helps two of our outstanding seniors pay for college ie books, gas money, groceries etc.
I used this tutorial from the Pink Penguin for my pattern and inspiration. A huge thank you to Ayumi for sharing this with her blog readers.
All of the baskets I've sold were made from scraps. The only thing I had to buy was more batting when my scrap batting ran out...oh...and some new needles!
Last week I posted pictures of a couple of them on Facebook and told my family and friends there what I was doing. Enough orders came in that I have made my goal! I'm so excited! Thank you to everyone who bought a basket!
I will be taking a short break from making any more for a while.
I did manage to square up a mini Starflower block from Modify Tradition's blogsite.
I love baby blocks! After the huge Swoon blocks
I've been working on, it's nice to have something so small and sweet sitting on your sewing table.
I've gotten the Jack's Chain quilt back out to work on while I take a brief rest from the Swoon mania. Imagine my delight and astonishment at seeing this incredibly beautiful mini quilt showcased by Cathy at her blog Cabbage Quilts.
This looks so much like the Jack's Chain block! I am in complete awe! and inspired to get back to work on mine! Look how tiny those blocks are!
This is a little table topper I made as a PIF for a sweet friend. This is a fun block to make and you will definitely conquer Y seams on this one!
Got these out too to play around with this winter.
I thought they might look good as a sashing for this quilt
Darn! There's just not enough light in the day to do everything I need to do and all the quiltey things I want to do!
For the week:
Finishes------seven Useful baskets
WIP's worked on------zilch! LOL
WIP's thought about------Jack's Chain and the Kaffe Fassett inspired value quilt
New projects started------nada! which makes me feel better about not working on other WIP's!
Please join me at Lee's blog http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/ for WIP Wednesday and Amy's blog http://www.amylouwhosews.com/2011/12/amylouwho-sew-tell-v311.html for Friday Finish. As Christmas gets closer, there are so many yummy sewing projects going on. You won't want to miss it!
It's snowing here now. Crap! It's not so much how it looks from inside my window that I hate about it, but the wet, melty slosh someone has tracked in that I sometimes step in in my sock covered tootsies!