Monday, October 26, 2009

Tiny Baskets




I finial tired of looking at my Tiny Baskets hanging on the design wall and got down to business. The blocks and baskets were made from a charm pack called Hopscotch. I was pretty sure I had some other Hopscotch yardage, in my stash. One piece was all I came up with, so I went with it. Don't be afraid! If you look at it long enough, it grows on you.

Also completed
A Tisket, A Tasket September Basket


I took advantage of the t-shirt weather days last week and cleaned up my Dad's garden for the winter. I prefer doing the big clean up in the Fall, rather then in the Spring. Now, I wait for the leaves to fall. I hope to get mine done this week. The lawn is growing much slower now and I think the last lawn cutting will be the first of November.
There is nothing like a sale! DMC embroidery floss for 28 cents a piece. Normally, I pay 49 cents. Before I headed out I printed off the DMC floss chart and highlighted which ones I had. They sure do have lots of different colours. I don't have them all yet, but I'm getting there. Just 128 to go!

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

26 comments:

Cathi said...

I love your tiny baskets!
Where on earth is that sale of the DMC threads?? What a fabulous deal!

Gail said...

I love the tiny baskets, you have more patience than I! I am also in the fall garden/yard cleanup mess. While the grass isn't growing too much I have 7 mature trees dropping leaves so I use the mower to crunch them up! I'll be mowing until Thanksgiving unless it snows!

Terry said...

Your tiny baskets are lovely! And I'm sure it feels great to have that project finished! :0)

Funoldhag said...

Very cute basket wall hanging, Karen. And the tisket a tasket basket is darling. Such fun blocks to do and only two to go. Here at my little condo I don't have too much fall yard cleaning - but did have to get rid of the spent flowers from my containers and there are quite a few of those. We have a woods right by us so everyone carries the flowers down there and they turn into compost under the rain an snow over the winter. I love the autumn! Have a great week, Karen. Carol

W. Latane Barton said...

Karen,
I love your tisket a tasket basket block. Such pretty colors. It looks fantastic.

Annette said...

Your little baskets are so sweet! I really like them. And your tisket tasket basket is very nice.

Dena said...

I love your tiny baskets wallhanging. How small are your blocks? Nice job!

Fiesta said...

Those little baskets are showing up everywhere. I guess I'd better dig mine out of the UFO pile and finish it.

Susan said...

Your little basket quilt is adorable and I think the fabric is perfect!

Quilt Hollow said...

Simply lovely....liking what I saw today! Enjoy your week.

Lizzie said...

Haha, your DMC list looks exactly like mine, even the highlight colour is the same! The tiny baskets are adorable Karen, I love the yellow sashing it looks lovely. Enjoy your week.
Lizzie
XXX

Mrs Quilty said...

I like the basket quilt....cute way to use charm packs....darling. 28Cents for embroidery! WOW! I love all the colors, don't you!! I love embroidering too, I do it almost every night in front of the TV. Enjoy!

Jackie said...

Cute little baskets! Love the little quilt. I also love your organization of the DMC floss.

Crispy said...

Cute little basket quilt!! Love your Tisket Block too. I worked for Ben Franklin and managed to buy every DMC color during that time. Sure is nice having them all :0)

Crispy

Robin said...

Your little basket quilt is so cute! I love how ecclectic it is. And your September basket is lovely. I especially like the fabrics you chose for the apples-- they're perfect! :)

Betweens said...

128!! left to go you must have a wonderful stash of floss and a great price!!
Love your itty baskets they are just to cute!! thanks for sharing your BH block almost at the end!!

Janet said...

The basket quilt is very cute, I confess I've had a project on the wall for 2 years. DMC is $1.10 in Aussie so that was a terrific price.

Candace said...

Your Tiny Baskets are adorable, Karen! Great sale on DMC and the TAT is so cute!
Cheers!

Vivian said...

Totally sweet little baskets. I love the variation with the striped fabric in some, and the sashing fabric is perfect.

Karen said...

Cute baskets. I'm still on block #4 of the bunny blocks. I need to get my tushie in gear or it will be the end of the year before I know it! :0)

Carrie P. said...

Love your basket quilt. Great way to use scraps. Your BOM is very cute too. I am 3 behind.
Great idea to carry a list like that of the DMC floss. I think I have just about all of the except for the higher numbers since I use to do cross stitch.

PatchworkRose said...

I love all those little baskets. They look so fresh and charming.You must be happy that it is finished :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Kate said...

My hands would be screaming after cutting out all of those beautiful teeny tiny baskets. What a wonderful quilt though!! I'm enjoying seeing your October blocks too. :)

Karen said...

Such sweet baskets!

Cathy said...

Beautiful baskets Karen, I love the colours, so happy and cheery xo

C. Poulsen said...

You sound just like me. I finally got all my DMC. I just love looking at all those wonderful colors. I wonder if there are a lot of us out there in the world. We just have to have them all. Also, love your little baskets. They are so cute.