|Gathered Round Basket|
|Same basket, turned inside out!|
The fabric basket, which is reversible, is from A Spoonful of Sugar. I used a couple of left-over layer cake squares and Pellon fusible fleece. My circle template was a plate from the kitchen. This one will be used as a thread catcher in the sewing room.
Using some fabrics from Fig Tree "Fresh Cotton" charm pack, I made a rectangular Tuffet from Schnibble's "Tuffets" pattern that I bought during the So. California Quilt Run. I filled it with crushed walnut shells to be used as a pincushion/weight. The strips were foundation pieced to a piece of batting and muslim. There are 5 tuffet patterns and I will make them all. Though I haven't finished a quilt yet this year, I'm happy to have a few small projects finished! :)
And speaking of quilts, I dyed 2 yards of muslim for the Summer Breeze quilt. It's ready to load up on the frame. I came across some great Homespun fabrics while visiting a new shop during the quilt run and will use that for the grandson's Camping Quilt. Previously, I planned on using batiks until I saw the Homespun. What lovely fabric and will go great with the camping theme.
I need to get busy and finish these two quilts as I have a lot of projects planned from patterns, fabric, etc., I bought during the quilt run. These two quilts will be the last larger projects for a while. I still need to get busy and get my slip covers for the couch made.
I hope you had a great 4th of July!