Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Just for fun

Sometimes I just have to drop everything and do something different. Something for myself. Something for no other reason that it just feels good to do it!

So the other day, that's just what I did. I did this:

I made a little basket for 'stuff'. Quilty stuff. I had purchased a fat quarter from my LQS, The Sun Valley Fabric Granary, of this perfect fabric for quilters by Moda. Of course when I bought it, I didn't have the foggiest notion what I'd use it for. I just sensed I'd have a good reason one day. The gals down there are kinda used to me buying fabric that way. Hmmmm.

This was a super-easy pattern I found on a blog by Seaside Stitches for her Fabric Box Tutorial. You should check it out!  I used a 12-inch square of fabric and batting. You can make them smaller if you like.

I rummaged through my button box and found four great buttons that accented the sides. I had used gray thread for the stitching, so the gray buttons were perfect!

This took about a half hour to make, so what did I do then?  I made another!

These made me happy! They might become my Go To project for gift giving.  Just sayin' . . . . .

Quilting with a smile,

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  1. Pretty! I love making these easy and useful fabric boxes ... :) Pat

  2. Very cute! I may have to try one of these.

  3. I love this and will be heading over to seaside stitches to check them out :) Thanks for the idea and for the link. Your Christmas quilt is fabulous. Earlier this year my husband went with me to the local quilt store. He walked into their backroom, which is nothing but Christmas fabric. Since then he has made me promise to make a Christmas quilt by next year :) I'm your newest follower, I blog, quilt, sew, paint, play guitar, and re-do furniture . . . I'm retired and loving life. I hope that you will visit and maybe even decide to follow me back. Your new blogging sister, Connie:)

  4. I have made these baskets from her tutorial also!! They are great little baskets! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. Super cute, Barb! Thanks for including my link. I'm so glad you enjoyed the process!

  6. They make me happy too! Love 'em..... gotta try one real soon!

    ShereeSews Fabric Postcards

  7. I'm making a bunch of these!!! Thank you for an easy and useful pattern! Super cute fabrics on yours!

  8. Don't you just love fast, easy, useful and darn cute? Yours are adorable! Last meeting our guild held mini Free-Motion demos. One girl demoed on these fabric pieces that she made into different size bowls.

  9. Half an hour? The way you quilted it must have helped. Like a square spiral... I like that! Must be easier than a real spiral. I'll try that. Thank you for the idea. :-)

  10. Thanks for sharing. I will check this out. I have made other fabric baskets for gifts. You are right sometimes you need to do something for fun. Like eating chocolate or buying more fabric. LOL

  11. Thank you for sharing!! I just made two. Easter baskets for my granddaughters. I have all kinds of ideas for more...

  12. Thank you for sharing, this is a great little basket. Beautiful.

  13. Visiting from Anything Goes Monday. I love you fabric baskets. A great way to show off some buttons too.


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