Friday, 7 November 2014

chuck it in


After making bee blocks at the beginning of the week I was on a log cabin rush and spontaneously decided to make some quilt as you go blocks.

I usually spend a bit of time picking fabrics and thinking about how they go together but I did something I've never done before... when I'm working on a project I put my scraps to the side and then sort them later (or when I can be bothered), well I just grabbed those scraps and turned them into this quilt as you go basket!


I've been needing a thread catcher next to my machine after the beautiful pottery bowl I was using fell off and smashed. Sad. This one can't get hurt though and I used this tutorial for the overall measurements to make it and it's the perfect size!


I used a scrap of binding I had left over from a quilt and it makes me smile seeing those pretty little flowers.



Hope you're having a nice start to the weekend and I will be back tomorrow with a giveaway so make sure you stop by!

linking up:


at Quokka Quilts this week

and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts



20 comments:

  1. Cute Basket! I love your binding fabric. Do you remember the line? I have one of those on my list too. Thanks!

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  2. Scrappyluscious and prettyliscious!!

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  3. Totally improv/unplanned always a bit scary lol! Turned out great!

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  4. This is gorgeous Lucy! Luscious indeed! Maybe even Luciscious!

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  5. Adorable! Your scrappy risk really paid off. All of the prints seem perfectly at home with one another.

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  6. This is darling! I love the scrappiness.

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  7. Scrappiness = happiness! Lovely idea I may well nick.

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  8. I love the scrappy basket, may have to make one, too, since I don't have a thread catcher at all.

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  9. Nothing nicer than scrappy log cabin.x

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  10. Very cute! I love little buckets

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  11. They look smashing, may have to try that idea, quite the nicest Ive seen so far and in part because of the cracking scrappy fabrics, that all work so well!

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  12. what a pretty little basket!

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  13. Congrats on your smash free bucket!

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  14. I love the Clover clips! They make holding the binding together so much easier and there are so many other great uses for them.
    I enjoy reading your blog and follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away! :)
    Tom
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  15. You've done a great job :) hurrah for quick finishes. Except when it comes to... no I won't finish that thought.

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  16. It's adorable! I love a quick, unplanned finish. I'm needing more of those these days. Love that pretty little binding too.

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  18. Great idea! I have a bin next to my sewing machine, but its definitely a hit or miss affair on what actually makes it in there successfully (probably because I just drop thread in the general direction of it ;o) )

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