Thursday, June 15, 2017

Scrappy Fabric Buckets

I have wanted to make some black, white, and red fabric buckets out of my scraps ever since I made some from mini charm packs last fall.  

So one day when my mom was over quilting, I pulled out some 2.5 inch square scraps and sewed them together.  

They turned out so cute!

One went home with my mother and the other stayed with me.  Her favorite color is red and she also loves the black, white, and red color combination.  

I had just showed my mom a super cute mini quilt that Sandra made for me, so I had her on my mind.  I know her favorite color combination is blue and green.  I had to drop everything and make a bucket for her out of my aqua, green, and navy scraps.  Those scraps were little 1.5 inch strings.  I decided to piece them through the batting in a quilt as you go fashion.  

Then I squared it up at 8.5 by 6.5 with 2 inch squares cut out of the corners.  I remembered that I already had some quilted fabric left over from my Tiara cover and trimmed that to size as well.  

I sewed it together and added a binding scrap to the top.  I love how it turned out and Sandra does too.  ;)  

I think it is cute even on the bottom of the bucket.  

There are some great patterns already written if you would like to make a similar fabric bucket or thread catcher.  


P.S.  I will be linking up with Oh Scrap and Sandra's next Dreami Party.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

May and June Decor

{Plus What I've Been Up To...}

May is my purple and green month.

It is also my anniversary, Mother's Day, birthday month.  That totally makes me deserve my favorite color on the mantle.  ;)  The great room now has new furniture.

I fell in love with this piece of furniture at the store.  My husband even said, "That would look really good filled with your quilts."  Isn't he a sweetheart?

We also got new leather sofas.  

That was our anniversary gift to each other.  The reason why we got new furniture there and also why I have been so busy is because we have also finished our basement!!!  We did as much of the work ourselves as we could.  It is wonderful having such a handy husband.

The entertainment center and sectional are now in the finished basement.

I love having the quilt ladder full of quilts again.  (Here is the tutorial for building it.)

Also in the same room is my quilt cabinet.  (Through the entry on the right is a future kitchen, so I guess the basement is not 100% finished.)

Gotta have a lot of places to keep/store/display quilts, right?

With so many quilts out on display throughout the house, I didn't actually change very much for June.  Really, I only changed the mantle to blue and green for June.

After the basement was finished, we have spent a lot of time working in the yard.  My husband also built these awesome garden boxes.

I'd like to think that with the basement practically finished and the yard/garden more complete that I'd have more time for quilting, sewing, and blogging.  But it is summer which is a fun family filled time.  Family will always come first.  Blogging will probably still be sporadic.

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer (or winter on the other side of the world).