Monday, October 10, 2011

Some cuteness to start the week.

Fabric Basket for Scrappy Swap
This little fabric basket was made using the well known tutorial by Ayumi at Pink Penguin. I have wanted to try it for a very long time.
Fabric Basket with 2" spool of thread for scale - small but so cute.
The basket is smaller than it looks in photos. The spool of thread is 2"; the scrappy squares finish at 1.5". It is just so cute!
Fabric Basket for Scrappy Swap - I hope you like it partner.
I made this basket for my secret partner is the Scrappy Swap 2011. In the swap you give away about a fat quarter's worth of scraps and a small scrappy item. It is perfect to hold the scraps I am sending, see how they fit. I hope my partner will like it.
Fabric Basket and Scraps for Scrappy Swap - Shall I send it soon?
I am finally getting a chance to catch up on the Mystery Quilt Along. This is a Mariner's Compass, finished as a square instead of the usual circle. I really love the drama of this block and these Amy Butler fabrics are great to play with.
Mariner's Compass - Block 9 Mystery QAL
I have more to do before I am totally caught up to the QAL, so more on it later but I could not resist showing off this block today.

I have added a link to Fabric Tuesday, go have a look at the lovely projects there.

Fresh Poppy Design

It was Thanksgiving long weekend in Canada. The pumpkin pies and turkey dinner we made turned out wonderfully and were enjoyed with family and friends. Now we are enjoying the cooler sunny fall days - my favourite season. I hope you have a good week.

Best,

Leanne

22 comments:

Debbie said...

Darling little basket! My daughter follows her site & made us girls all one for mother's day - so cute! And your block is gorgeous! Wow.

Marg said...

The basket looks really really cute, and what a lovely way to send your scraps.
the Mystery quilt block looks absolutely fabulous in the AB fabrics. Beautiful!

MariQuilts said...

The block is beautiful...it looks difficult. The basket it so cute too. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Patchwork and Play said...

Wow! The Mariner's Compass block is lovely! Is it part of a bigger quilt? I'd love to see all the blocks together! And of course your little fabric basket is fabulous too!

Sheila said...

Super basket - lucky partner.
And, oh my, your MC block is a beauty, a dramatic block using such soft & pretty fabrics (and matching seams!!)

Judith, Belfast said...

Love those wee baskets of Ayumi's, esp. like the denim blue you've used. Your mariner's compass is v.dramatic, well done! Happy thanksgiving! Jxo

Manda said...

Basket is cute and that block is stunning!

Lynz said...

Oh, I want that basket!! So pretty - I've been hanging off making one until I got my goodie swaps (just incase!) but really NEED to make myself one now.

Your block is - as we say round these parts - a stoater!! That means awesome. *grins* I can't get my head round how to make it at all!!

Sarah said...

lol yup, Lynz said it best ;-)

Sarah said...

Beautiful basket and scraps - I love Ayumi's tutorial. Belatedly - happy thanksgiving!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Love love that basket! And the mariners compass block is super impressive :)

Shevvy said...

The Mariners compass looks lovely with those fabrics - I'm even more impressed with the amount of different ones you used, I had trouble keeping track with just 4.

Marci Girl said...

Agreed, so cute! You have me wanting to make one for baby supplies! That Mariners compass looks so complicated, but oh so beautiful!

Jeanette said...

The block is lovely, the basket is really fun too. Love the gray elephant fabric. I was eating leftover turkey when I saw you're from Alberta. I lived in Lethbridge for 4 years, now in Nova Scotia. Happy Thanksgiving!

Heather D. said...

I've often been drawn to that fabric basket tute as well but have yet to make one. Yours is lovely.

The compass block is amazing!

Natasha said...

Love the block. I so want to try that one. Happy belated Thanksgiving from Halifax.

Poppyprint said...

What a lovely scrap basket!! Your compass block is stunning - that's a lot of points for sure. Glad you had a nice weekend, we did here, too. Yummy pie.

Carla said...

That is the cutest thing ever! I'm sure your partner is going to love it.

Mary Menzer said...

Gorgeous mariners compass - great use of fabrics

Miranda said...

The basket is great, prefect for holding the scraps! That block is amazing, way too complicated for me. I came over from Quiltstory.

A Girl said...

I love the Mariner's Compass as a square, how creative, and of course always a big fan of Amy Butler fabrics.

Michelle said...

That Mariner's Compass is just dazzling!