Friday, July 26, 2013

Bible BOW and fabric basket and a few things

Recently I found this roll of cotton cording and I figured I hadn’t made a fabric wrapped bowl/ basket in a while.
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So I looked at my fabric baskets
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Reds or blues?
The Red one is also pink and purple I think, so I picked BLUE!
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I decided to make it BIG
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I stopped here to add handles
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Folded it in half and stuck pins on either side, then did a few more rounds
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VOILA! done.
Really doesn’t take THAT long
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Of course I had my little inspector check it out
She seems to approve!
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I put all the scraps back in the bin ( I used only DARK blue) and you can’t even tell I used ANY! hmmmm time to make another one!!

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And that included a few fabrics I took out and put in my yardage pile instead of scraps
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several people asked me for a video, Vanessa at Crafty Gemini has a great video here

I used 1/4" cording from amazon or
here's one on amazon

And I loosely cut the fabrics with my rotary cutter, didn't care too much about the thickness, but maybe 1/2" to 1" or so.

I did get some mommy kisses
(hard to do while still holding the camera)
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I also finished another SKIRT Smile
Which reminds me….. ANYONE of my readers in San Francisco area??
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I also have finished the week’s women of the bible BOW
“the woman of Samaria”
It just made me think of being a good Samaritan- I assume that’s where the word came from?
How here in the US especially you almost can’t be that anymore, in fear of getting sued! it’s so sad….
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On a happier note I wanted to show this video, I thought it was cute.
Bee high five
Here's an update on my CONDENSED 2013 list
#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needle turn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- TOP DONE ready to quilt
#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show – ironed down border applique, top stitching slowly
#12- Hidden forest- applique- owl block done!
#15 Christmas tree skirt- top done
#16 hexie flowers- 47 done I think
#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- #39 done- Samaritan woman 
#20- roman holiday- kit
#40(Jan) Ahhhh's- #41 done
#44 (April) blue yellow kaleidoscope- 6 blocks done
#48 (May) Sampler Quilt along- blocks 3 and 4 done
#56 Boxes!- TOP DONE!
#57 (July) – One block wonder Christmas- DONE!
#58 (July) another SKIRT DONE!
#59 (July) Fabric basket DONE!


Melody said...

Fabulous stitching

Connie said...

Beautiful basket and what a precious photo of the two of you!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I've never made a basket, but doesn't that look great!

VickiT said...

Great post! I LOVE your basket! I've always wanted to make one of them but any of the tutorials I've seen haven't given me the courage to try yet. Have you ever done a tutorial for them, especially with the addition of the awesome handles Bea? Or do you know of a really good tutorial?

LOVE those baby kisses! My Granddaughter is still living here with her parents so I get baby kisses from her all the time. She hangs out with me in my sewing room daily just like your adorable little one. She just loves fabric already and she's just turned 1 yr old. Of course, she doesn't have all those fun looking cables like you have on the long arm. LOL

Michele said...

I'm glad that you have a professional inspector to check your work and make sure you do a good job. :)

Beverly said...

Bea, the basket is beautiful! Wish you'd do a little video tutorial on how to make one. You could do it in your spare time. (I crack myself up!) I still don't know how you get so much done!

Love the post. BTR

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Beautiful the are so the video, gonna have to give it a try myself..=D So love trying new things.. great blog and such a sweetie lil precious daughter are blessed.. nice to meet you and thanks for the wonderful blog..I'm so new to fabric and really loving the exploring of it..hope you have an awesome day..

Glo e said...

Love the basket you never cease to amaze me!!