Sunday, July 2, 2017

Slow Stitching Sunday....

Blue is the color for the RSC Challenge this month. I have lots of blue in my scrap bins and stash. Knowing I will be traveling for 2 weeks this month away from my sewing machine, I decided to make 31 hand appliqué baskets this month in blue.

I made a template last night and made my first baby blue basket. It was the first blue I pulled from the scrap basket. I might add a circle or heart onto some of the baskets. We will see. I can see I need to make a template to better place it in the middle on the next one.... and make sure I can see the right basket edge better for turning.  This was a free pattern from sentimental stitches a few years ago - called baby basket. It originally would be a  4.5 inch finish but I enlarged it to finish at 5.5 inches.

Joining Kathy and the other Slow stitchers at the link party today. Head on over and see what others are slow stitching today.

Edited: I pulled some blue from the scrap baskets and prepped the next 6! I think some blue peels might just get prepped while I have these scraps out =)


We have kids today. Grandma is taking them tomorrow afternoon for her city's holiday celebrations in the afternoon and fireworks in the evening. She'll return them Tuesday for a pool party and BBQ at our house with the grandparents.  I hear bowling is on tap assuming there are lanes free. I got the kids a summer pass so we need to use it a bit over the next two weeks. With feels like 100+ temps -  inside things in the air conditioning are good to do.

10 comments:

  1. Perfect pattern for carry along. It turned out great!

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  2. Nice to have a project to take with you! We are celebrating Canada's birthday this weekend!

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  3. Love these little baskets. Enjoy!

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  4. Oh you're making those adorable little baskets--so cute..love them in blues a lot--enjoy hugs, Julierose

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  5. Oh my what cute cute little baskets--love all those blues--and this reminds me I have a little basket blocks as a ufo --need to get busy on it again!!!
    enjoy the moments, di

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  6. I do like the baskets - really miss my applique.... should be back in the groove in August then another hand surgery and by middle of October I should be good to go! I like the picture and the color change of your Blog! Attractive

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  7. I've been doing baskets here and there as well. I saw someone doing them in a FB group and found an online template / they are nice to do for the color of the month. Another lady started when I did ( from Karen's Quilting ) and she's on a real roll. She's probably got about 75 to my 25 lol

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  8. Those are the sweetest little baskets and just right for RSC.

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  9. So very cute! I'm seeing these pretty baskets all over the internet! I wonder, are they hard to make? Your's are so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing!

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