Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Swoon and Useful Baskets

Four more "Useful" baskets made up for a sweet, sweet lunch lady at co-op.  I've sold seven besides these four and have another three to make for people.  That's $70 total when the other three are made and delivered.  My goal is $100 to donate to the co-op's Senior Scholarship fund.
I have the pattern memorized and can churn these things out assembly line style now. 

Something else I started just to please my need to create something new a couple of weeks ago:

I had a pair of grayish pants that I somehow managed to put a huge gash in and couldn't be worn any longer.  I love making braided strips of fabric and just started pulling blues from the scrap tote to pair with strips I cut from the pants.  I have no clue what to do with them, lol, but I like the way they look.

Maybe the back for a quilt in the future?  A table runner?  The front of a quilt?

One of the unfinished Swoon blocks that's waiting for me to go get more fabric.  If you'll recall, I wasn't thinking of what I wanted to use it for when I had a 1/4 of a yard of each Buttercup fabric cut.  The Swoon pattern calls for fat quarters.  A more generous cut of fabric that just a plain 1/4 yard cut.  Middleman needs to take the PSAT next week and I'll have about three hours to myself in a town already closer to the LQS that carries this line than I am at home.  Makes sense to just jot on down there and buy what I need to finish these up and put together in a quilt top.

I really, really like this fabric line from Moda!  It's very traditionally sweet and reminds me of a "cottage by the sea" look.

This quilt still sits on a chair waiting to tell me what kind of binding it needs.  Now that I look at it again, I'm thinking a solid?  What do you think?

Please take a minute to check out these other fun and quilty projects at Lee's weekly WIP.

Enjoy the sunshine!