Saturday, February 23, 2013

Baskets, HST's and Bags!




Lori's sewing basket row was so cute I had to make it right away!


I have 4 favorite baskets...the two on the top, the red polka dot basket with the grey handle, anthe aqua basket with the pink polka dot handle.


The fabrics for the basket on the left are from Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. The basket on the right is made from Happy Go Lucky and Vintage Modern. (My Happy Go Lucky scraps are officially gone now except for a few 2 1/2'' squares. May seems so far away)!


Basket on the left is Ruby and Vintage Modern, middle basket is Marmalade and Ruby, and the basket on the right is Marmalade and Vintage Modern. I love how these collections work together!


The basket on the left is from Marmalade and Ruby, and the basket on the right is all Marmalade!


I love how Lori has us add the sashing strips now. This quilt is going to be so easy to put together. All of the rows have already been trimmed to the exact measurements. I think there is just a row or two left!


50 half-square triangles may not seem like a lot...but what if I told you I made 28 sets of 50 hst's over the last 10 days or so? Yes, that is 1400 half-square triangles (they finish at 2'')! This project might have slightly taken over my life for a little while, but I know it's going to be worth it in the end!


They are all packaged up and ready to swap! In a few weeks I'll receive 28 sets...my own and sets of 50 from 27 other people. So yes, I'll have 1400 unique hst's at that time. The possibilities are endless...my mind is spinning! I used the half-square triangle paper by Edyta Star of Laundry Basket Quilts. It was easy to use; however, the papers do take a little extra time to remove.




I finished up these two Abby's Treasure Box bags the other night, too. When I taught this class at Ruby's Inn a couple of weeks ago I needed samples at different stages of the construction process. So it was easy to finish these up since they were already to the half-completed stage!

I'm hoping to do a little sewing today, too. I've been seeing so many amazing finishes all over blog-land that I think it's time for me to finish up a work in progress soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


19 comments:

Shel @ Crafty But Not Creative said...

I love your baskets! My favorite is the yellow basket with the red handle. I like how you lined up the leaves on the bottom so they match up with the flower on the top.

Kath said...

Wow all those triangles..... I will be keeping an eye on this quilt too Sherri. Just love the things you do.

Kate said...

Those baskets are sweet! I've got happy go lucky charm packs but I can't wait for the rest to arrive.

Maja said...

I like the way you showed us how great the fabrics go together!
Thanks!

Cindy said...

Now they are some SERIOUS HSTs!!!
Have to google the treasure box - don't remember seeing them before. How cute and how fun they'd be to fill to give as a gift.

Missy Shay said...

I love the basket row! I still have not started my rows!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

HST unplugged!!!!

Nedra said...

I had hoped to get to Lori's baskets last week, but now it will be this next week. Love your fabrics and colors.

Jean(ie) said...

I'm such a slow piecer that 1400 HSTs would take me about a month or two to do.

Ramona said...

I love your baskets and you have inspired me to do Lori's row-a-long. I did my first row yesterday and started with the apples. It was the first time I used The Angler 2. That made those connect corners real easy to sew straight. Itching to do my next row today - decisions decisions, which one next?

Rosa said...

Great projects and beautiful fabrics.Happy sewing!!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- all those hst's AND you removed paper from them? You're amazing. I LOVE your cute little baskets too!

em's scrapbag said...

Your baskets are darling. Love all the 1/2 squares. Sounds like a fun swap.

trish said...

Wow wow and more wow. That is a lot of 1/2 square triangles! What a fun swap this has to be. I cant wait to see what you create with yours. :0)

Sarah said...

The baskets look cute. Are the HST made with a specific project in mind?

Sheila said...

Beautiful baskets. Love this Row Along. Sweet HST blocks. Love the little fabric boxes. You have been busy!

Nanette Merrill said...

I haven't made mine yet. I'm working on a project for a tutorial next week. funny that my project is somewhat similar to Lori's baskets. Oh well.

Carmela Rademacher said...

I love this quilt. I make a lot of baby quilts and I think this design would be so cute. I think it would be fun to make the baskets out of all of my pink scraps that I have collected.

Mama Pea said...

But now, next time you teach the class, you need more half-made samples! :-)