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.
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.