Luckily, I had already pulled fabrics and started cutting out the general sizes of the templates. I decided the pattern looked WAY more involved than I have done before, so maybe it would be a good idea to make one of the baskets to see how it goes. This would give me a good indication if it was even feasible to get all three done on time. The first one went together alright - not quickly, exactly, but within reason - so I continued with the other two and here they all are! That one in the middle was my first one. Clearly I choose the wrong fabric for the pocket (it would have been better as a lining), so I altered my plans a little for the other two baskets.
I used Anna Graham's Divided Basket Pattern found at www.noodle-head.com. If you remember, last year I made some little baskets from Kat's tutorial at Diary of a Flutter Kat. These were much easier to make, but I couldn't fit much into them (both a blessing and a curse). These divided baskets have a ton more room, as you will see below.
I really don't like to fill the baskets with candy (they get so much from school and Grandma), so I spent way more than I should and got some toys, pencils, snacks, even some Chapstick to go in them. Here they are all filled.
Other stuff on my mind for this week is our upcoming trip to Mammoth, CA. The whole family is going, and we hope to ski our little hearts out. I can't wait! I love skiing, even though I didn't really learn until high school (a girl from Florida doesn't have many opportunities, you know). Although.... we are going for the whole week, and I'm not certain I am in good enough shape to last all week on the slopes. So, as a back-up plan, I will be bringing my Handstitched Quilt to work on; just in case I'm stuck in the cabin with something broken or super sore.
In case you are wondering, Building Blocks Tuesday is already pre-scheduled and ready to go, as is Inspirational Sunday. The only thing that will be missing next week is WIP Wednesday, and since I am making progress at a snail's pace on everything, you really won't be missing much!
- April Showers Mug Rug - done, but I can't show you until the 17th (my new day in the schedule). Hmm, that might give me enough time to do another one.
- Easter baskets - 3 of Noodlehead's Divided baskets are done!
AKA - "stuff I plan to touch this week or next".
- Bee Blocks & BOM blocks - Skill Builder BOM blocks (now 2 months worth), April's Simply Solids stuff came in the mail this week too.
- Star of Africa Bee - February's block still needs to be done, and we just found out the March theme
- Les Amis Baby quilt - all the SID is completed. I am struggling on deciding if I want to do an all-over feather design, or if I want to do a more traditional "inside the lines" feather design, or maybe just scrap feathers all together and do flowers. Decisions, decisions.
- Baby quilt in blue - fabrics chosen. Must decide on a design soon. I would like to do a interlocking square type pattern, but simple chevrons might be more appreciated by the mom.
- Discontinuity 2 - top is complete using the log cabin method. Backing came last week, but I haven't done the basting yet.
- Block tutorial for my month of Make it Modern - coming this Monday, assuming I can get it done.
These will likely be touched in a couple of weeks - I know I've been saying that for more than a couple of weeks.
- Handstitched Medallion Quilt - quilting in progress. This is the project I pull out whenever we go up to the mountains for the weekend. I usually only get a few threads more done, but it is a nice project to do in front of the fireplace while the girls are watching movies.
- Beginner Quilt Along at Quilting Gallery - PROGRESS! I have put the sashing on! Hey, it is something in the right direction.
- Curves Class goodies - catch up in progress, but on hold for now.
This week's stats:Completed projects - 2
New projects - 1
Currently in Progress - 6 ish
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