Monday, December 3, 2012

cotton cording bali baskets, giveaway winner and more

I finally got around to picking a winner from the giveaway here
#30 was Judy, she is a NEW quilter and already got the BUG!! so this is great for her to get her feet wet and start designing. I already emailed her and got her address.
Here's some Bali baskets I made over the weekend. (well one of them for now)

I had some leftover scraps from the Benartex quilt top, only a few tiny scraps that I really can't use it for anything else.

I grouped 3 fabrics together, some were just around 5" long

I then free cut strips around 1" or a little wider, it doesn't really matter

Here's hte cording! I bought it from but just now ordered thru amazon.
it's called SIZE 2, or 1/4" or 8/32"

so here's all the strips ready to use in order

I first wrapped the black around the edge by folding under the edge

and then wrapped around - I think that's clockwise, whatever works for you!

If you want a circular basket, the beginning is really the MOST tricky!
I folded over the tip and little and used a large zig zag and stitching a little bit, raised the presser foot and turned it around, that's kind of hard if there's only a little bit to touch, but after that it's SO easy

so here I kept going around clockwise

and I wrapped the cording as I sewed, one little strip at a time, and it's fun when you change the color!

Kept going around flat until it was a size I liked

THEN I held up the side with my left hand and kept sewing, eventually the basket will start forming


at the very end I wrapped the end of the fabric just like in the beginning, here the fabric dictated when the basket had to stop do I cut the cording with about 1 1/2" left of the fabric so I'd have enough to wrap around

then I held it really close to the edge and zig zagged into the prev row and backtracked a little too

voila! it's done

here's 3 of them, used all the scraps!

I finished the four patches for Bonnie Hunter's easy street and did the little pinwheel trick on the back before ironing, it's was a bit tricky at first, but with 192 of them I figured it out quickly :-)
I'm guessing that 4 is used in each block so that's 48 blocks so either a 6 x 8 layout or a 7 x 7 layout with the center block different.

here they are ready to be ironed.

Today I finished a customer's quilt, this is one of her first quilts!! very NICE
a fun batik quilt with small colored bars, I did a swirly design in the large blocks and corner to corner curve on the bars

here's the back

here's another update on my 2012 list
#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- DONE!
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- DONE!
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- ready to quilt
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done-
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border
#30 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#31 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -ready to quilt
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -TOP is here and ready to quilt
#36(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor
#37 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - DONE!
#38 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#39 wonky block swap -november and december done
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- DONE!
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green brick quilt top- DONE!
#44 (june) - drunkard's path- top done, may need a border
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- Deer block done
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - working on November, received november
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- DONE!
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- ready to quilt
#50(July) Lorax quilt- DONE!
#51( july) geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#52 (july) christmas tree skirt- top done
#53(july) hexies- 43 done and sewn together
#54(august) women of the bible quilt blocks- 8 blocks done
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - done!
#56 (September) McCall's #4 - DONE!
#57 (September) McCall's #5 diamond in squares - started blocks
#58 (September) roman holiday- kit
#59 (october) mini tumbler- DONE!
#60 (October) Benertex floral quilt- top done ready to quilt
#61 (October) Valentine's Round Robin- december arrived
#62 (November) Woven Stars for CT - sewing blocks
#63(November) Crazy Daisy- vote for quilt idea!
#64 (November) Holiday Lane Pillow- DONE!
#65 (November) - Quilt it today- DONE!
#66 (November) Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt- fabrics arrive in December
#67 (November) - easy street- working on step 1
#68 (November) McCall's #6 flower star- approved, need to pick fabrics
#69 (November) McCall's #7- "crazy daisy" - approved, need to pick fabrics
#70 (November) - Book quilt- just planned for next year
#71 and 72(December) twin boy quilts for next year
 Phew! I can't wait for 2013 so I can start this list AGAIN :-)


Janet O. said...

Cool baskets!
Nice quilting on the customer quilt. I like that quilt--simple but pretty.

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations to Judy.

Your baskets are beautiful. And, I'm very impressed how much you accomplished in 2012 - and the year isn't over. I think you've inspired me to really try to have such a list for 2013. Great way to stay focused.


Connie said...

Beautiful baskets and what a great tutorial, thanks! Your 2012 list is really coming along and your Easy Street blocks are great! What a beautiful pillow, love the colors you used and buttoned up back! Thanks for sharing.
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