Monday, June 8, 2009

June Basket



I love the June Tisket a Tasket block designed by Anne of Bunny Tales..actually, each month I think the latest block is my favorite, until the new one comes out! Now that I have six blocks completed, I can put together the top half of the quilt!

Even though it's been pretty busy around here, I managed to finish a much-needed household project. Back when I first started blogging I won an ironing board cover kit and pattern from Nadine at The Material Girls Quilt Shop. Well, last week I finally got tired of my old, stained cover and made this! I love it...looking at this fun Michael Miller print actually makes ironing fun...sort of (of course all ironing is fun if it's quilt-related...it's just the normal, every day ironing that isn't always so fun)!

And...we survived graduation! Here is a four-generation picture of me, Chelsi, my Mom and my Grandmother. Now that all the festivities are over and summer has arrived there should be lots of sewing going on here!
Have a wonderful day!

35 comments:

Kaaren said...

You've just reminded me that I must get at my T-A-T blocks now that all my swap gifts are done. I'm two months behind, but actually 4 blocks because I do one in all cotton and the other in wool on cotton.

What a beautiful photo of the 4 generations of the women in your family.

Your ironing board cover is wonderful. I wouldn't want to use it!

Tara said...

It's so true that ironing is fun if it's quilt related! I thought I hated it, but nope--just hate ironing clothes!

Carrie P. said...

What a great photo of the four of you together.
I just love our basket block. You always pick out the cutest fabrics.
Your ironing board is pretty stylish too.

jaybird said...

you are done already!! oh my! soo fast... and the cover... too cute... i have the green version of that print in my stash... maybe i'll use it now!

Mona said...

Oh it`s so beatiful.

Hugs from Norway

Gwendie said...

What a nice family picture!

I love that ironing board cover. I just had to replace mine, but it's just plain. I should have gotten some fun fabric instead.

And your basket block is darling!

Stephanie said...

Your basket is so "tweet". LOVE the cute fabric on your ironing board cover. Your daughter looks just like you. What a wonderful moment to have 4 generations together.

w&v said...

V. here...
wonderful graduation photo of so many generations. This must have been a great event for your family. Congratulations to your new graduate. i love seeing other "Tisket,Tasket". Yours look great. Cute fabric on the ironing Board. It does sound fun to use it!! V.

jabeybaby said...

Your block is so cute! I agree Anne's blocks just get cuter every month.
I love your ironing board cover, so cute!

CJ said...

I love your basket. I am not doing the basket a month thing but I love seeing them. This months is DEFINITELY my favorite so far. I think I can say with certainty that I will NEVER make my own ironing board cover, as cute as yours is....I would rather be sewing something ELSE! Congratulations to the graduate. LOVE the 4 generation photo. Sweet.

Sara said...

Those blocks are so pretty! Also your cover rocks! Nice and funky!
Congrats to your daughter!

blushing rose said...

What a wonderful 4 generation pic to have. Congrats to the grad & family.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Karen said...

You got right on to making your June block! And a fine job you did. Love your use of the floral fabric.

Vicki said...

Yay Chelsi! Off to bigger and hopefully, better things. She'll miss your cooking though, and the first thing she'll notice when she gets back home the first time is how FULL your frig is!! Funny little things like that...Love the bag!!

Kerry said...

And look at your pretty bag!!!

Ginny said...

Love the bag you're carrying!! Our family has had 4 generations of proud Pirate graduates. Too fun!

dotti white said...

Sherri...thanks for sharing the graduation picture of Chelsi and the others in your family. I think it is very precious! Your ironing board cover is sweet--I need to recover mine this summer, too! Have a wonderful week!

Terriaw said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation! That is huge! What next? That basket block is cute. Are you going to put all of them into one quilt? I desperately need a new cover for my ironing board, but I'm too lazy to make one. Good for you!

Karen said...

How cute is that basket! I can't wait to get started on mine.

Dawn said...

Everything looks great! Congrats to Chelsi!

Nedra said...

Congratulations on your daughters graduation. and I noticed a Nanette bag on your arm. I've been working on another one today. Enjoy summer!

Dawn Heese said...

I love your block. I had great intentions to do the block of the month and keep up but it's not happening. I will have to be satisfied looking at everyone else's.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Sherri,
First I have to tell you, you are so lucky to have 4 generations. What a Blessing.
Your block is so cute, I've made copies of them all, but not one started.
Cute ironing board cover and if it makes it fun to iron, mabe I need to try it.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Darlene said...

I'm behind with my T-A-T blocks - must take time to catch up. Yours is adorable - it's my favorite basket, as well.

Way to go, Chelsi - congrats!

Terrific picture of 4 generations!

Catherine said...

Hi Sherri, Love your June Tiskit basket and love your blog!! Cathy

Sherry said...

Congrats to Chelsi! Nice 4 generation picture. :) I love how your ironing board cover turned out, not to mention your block 6 of Anne's BOM. I still have to get my block 6 done & do my hand stitching on all of them. Where do you find the time? LOL I for sure have too many irons in the fire!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw I love the 4 generations picture. If things work out, you could have 5 generations there in a few years! I know, bite my tongue.
The ironing board cover is great. I won that too at Material Girls. I didn't ever get my pattern but I do have fabric. I need to do it NOW! My ironing board cover is awful. Nedra's coming on the 19th to my house so that might motivate me.
Your June block is cuter than Anne's! shhh I won't tell.

Candace said...

Love that T-A-T, Sherri! And the ironing board cover has me drooling - great fabric! How wonderful that you have 4 generations of women still together - what a beautiful picture!
Cheers!

Chocolate Cat said...

What a lovely graduation photo.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh look at you wonderful girls and your daughter is so beautiful!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Great job on the basket block. It's so adorable. Love your ironing board cover, too.

Wonderful picture of your family!

Christine said...

Your basket block is beautiful and I love your ironing board. I need to make a new cover for mine.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the basket block and congrats on the graduation - that is a great picture of all of you.
Kris

Sew Many Ways... said...

What a wonderful picture of the four of you. Your daughter is so lucky to have great-grandmother.
~Karen~

julia said...

Way too late - but CONGRATS to the graduate! What a beautiful picture of you four...!
Ah, the ironing board reminds me that I already bought some fabric from IKEA to cover my ugly & dirty ironing board...it looks at me reproachfully everytime I pull it out of the closet...;O)
Your basket is just SWEET (heehee) - and I totally know what you mean, I always think the next block can't be cuter than the last but when it's published I'm proved wrong....*g*