Karrin H. is receiving
$25.00 Gift Card to go
Our random draw winner follows Creatin' in the Sticks on Instagram.
Thanks so much Carla, I really appreciate it, and I was quite excited spending my gift card at Fat Quarter Shop last night on some charm packs. I really had a great time participating in the All About Strings Blog Hop, and this was the icing on the cake!
Meanwhile I finished the flimsy on my second Hands2Help top. This one will be going to Mercyful Quilts in Sacramento, CA. I live not far from Bernie, and she has graciously agreed to meet me so I can drop these off when I am done. This is again done with swap blocks from a swap in 2000 I think. The line of fabric was called Rhapsody in Blue, designed by Bonnie Stratton and was for Quilt for a Cure for breast cancer. I bought almost all the different fabrics in this line. I did make a quilt for daughter Kristen for her marriage. This line also had these really nice borders. I bought the border fabric in yellow (used for Kristen's), navy blue (I apparently bought 2 of this one) and a white border fabric. Right now I am trying to use up this fabric, or else get the amount down quite a bit. I'm going to have to figure out what I am going to put in those big blank areas. I am great at meandering, but am going to have to practice some motifs before I quilt these.
So I am busy working on a second quilt with this line of fabric, and I still have some swap blocks left. I also had a lot of these leftover pieces from baskets. So yesterday I started assembling some more baskets to use these leftover basket bottoms. I wondered why it looked like they had been taken off something, but didn't really think too long about it. I knew they were for 12 inch fruit baskets. See how much that dark blue hands off the rectangle? That should have been a clue
See how there is no seam allowance when I had the light blue to attach to the bottom?
I thought about it overnight. I got up this morning and measured the rectangle pieces. They are 1/2 inch too short. That is why nothing is working right, and I have no seam allowance.
Right now I am taking these apart and will cut out some more feet for the baskets and redo them. "DH said just start over". But I can't do that. I'm going to cut those other pieces up for scraps so I don't try to use them again!
Thanks for stopping by! Karrin