Monday, November 25, 2013

Quilty Fun Sew Along & Blog Tour Week 4 = BASKETS

It is Thanksgiving week in the USA and I have so much to be thankful for.  I'm very thankful for my sewing friends.  And I'm very thankful that I have a talent, handed down by my mother, to sew and create quilts.  Making quilts brings me so much enjoyment in my life.
 This week I'm happy to participate in Lori Holt's Blog Tour with her fabulous book Quilty Fun.  You will need the book to participate.  This is a book for everyone.
This is the fun quilt that the blog tour will be making.  If you haven't started yet, don't fret. You can catch up in no time.  So click here for all the details.
Week 4 is baskets.  I was so happy to be presenting the baskets for my week.  If you  haven't made them, come on, they are so fun.
To play along with the blog tour, find and download instructions for cutting baskets here.  There are only 3 baskets in this quilt and they sew up in record time.  Sew cute, too.
I seriously could not stop cutting and making baskets. 
I want to make some other projects so I just kept on going.
And going..
And still going...
And going, using my favorite fabrics.  I wanted a good mix so it looked scrapy but pretty, too.
Finally I had to choose 3 blocks to sew together for the blog tour.  It was tough to pick some favorites.  
There is a giveaway, too, with this blog tour.  You need to post your blocks to the Quilty Fun Flickr Page here.  Fat Quarter Shop will be giving away 2 of these Gracie Girl Stackers...
along with one Alphabitties.  I know I need an Alphabitties.  Winners will be announced on the Jolly Jabber and here on my blog next Monday, Dec. 2.

Put up those Christmas decorations and take some sewing time out for baskets.

-nanette

17 comments:

Marie said...

God bless you and your precious family I sew love your blog and look for it each time I go to mine to read. Hugs, Marie

ferne said...

I love basket blocks so I can understand your need to make so many! I am curious what the Alphbetties are?

Cynthia said...

I think that it was perfect that you made baskets for the Quilty sew fun blog tour, they suit your sewing style! Very vintage :) I'd love to know what you're going to do with that cute stack of baskets!

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny Nanette -- I love those little baskets. I can't wait to see what you do with the extras!

PamKittyMorning said...

Super cute!

Lori Holt said...

Wow Nanette!!!…you really went all out and made some baskets!
They are all so cute…can't wait to see what you do with all of them:)
Thanks for being such a good friend and for hosting the Sew Along this week:)

Sinta Renee said...

I was so excited to see that it was your week for the Quilty Fun along! Your baskets are adorable! I can't wait to make some of my own.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Your baskets are wonderful, Nanette!!

em's scrapbag said...

so many wonderful baskets I can see why it was hard to choose.

Mary said...

Glad you could do Baskets for Thanksgiving Week! Making only 3 is doable with all the other stuff we have to do this week. Hope to win some of that cute Gracie Girl Fabric.

ptmemaw said...

Love...Love...Love all of your scrappy baskets! These are the absolute cutest ever baskets! Thank you for sharing.

Sheila said...

What cute baskets, Freda! Love those fabrics!

madebymeinred said...

Sorry not to be on the tour. The book is on my Christmas list. Those baskets are marvelous. Baaskets are basic candy for quilts.

Anita said...

Love your baskets! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway :)

Eva patch said...

Nice baskets !!! I have this book and I make Apple quilt. Thank you for the tutorial.

Helen L said...

I'm hoping that you read all your posts: I found this and thought of you: Have fun!! (Union Jacks)http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/shop/category/riley-blake-designs/union-jack-cottons/
Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Liv said...

Sorry you are unwell Nanette, hope that you will be feeling better soon. Happy holidays to you and your family
Liv