Every now and again you come across a new to you blog that makes your heart sing. Last week I came across Chase's blog and was inspired anew. When I saw this bucket, I knew I needed to make it for a couple of special people!
|Picture from 1/4" Mark Blog|
Putting fabrics together is probably my favourite part of a project
although the more I do, the more I enjoy piecing.
I laid it out generally on my design
just to check I had enough scraps of the right sort of sizes.
For a long time I collected bird fabric and made three quilts for three special girls
and since then the scraps have crept into many many projects!
Then I pressed all the scraps and put them in a bowl
so I could just pull them and sew without thinking too much.
Like the owl's breast and the green that go so well together.
I absolutely love how this turned out.
Ok to be fair, I made a rubbish job of the free-motion quilting.
And I didn't use stiff enough interfacing so I had to fold down the top to make it stand up.
But I really really like it.
I also like that its so wonky I can't give it away
and so I get to keep it.
I've already started two more for gifts.
It's a fantastic project, I can see myself making these often.
Pop over to see Chase and get the full tutorial
and share some love while you are there.
I'm sure you need a couple for that Christmas to-do list,
or for a new baby, or a two-year old's blocks
or really 101 other uses.