Today's project was made completely with scraps. It's from Amanda Jean's book which I love by the way. It all started when I read Cindy's blog this morning. She did a nice book review of Sunday Morning Quilts and after seeing HER basket I decided to make one, too. I used this pattern once before when I made Duke's dog bed.
I wanted the bed to have a box shape so I used the same instructions for boxing it in, then added the top piece. This bed was inspired by a pattern of Amanda Jean's that is the cover of the book. It's called, Candy Coated.
My favorite scraps were in a zip lock bag (I know!) I randomly sewed them together .
The left piece is cut into the four sides. The right piece is the bottom.
I noticed the sun was out so a quick trip to Target was in order.
Back home it was time to quilt the pieces. I'm loving this curvy setting on my machine!
Still ignoring the stack of "work in progress" items on the stool there, I continue on to finish my new scrap basket!
Love it! I put the cardboard in the bottom but decided I liked the sides better without the cardboard.
Even the bottom is cute! When will anyone see this? hmmm.
I'm definitely making more baskets!
I'm still working on the next care package for Mitch. I've added a VW Magazine, mac n cheese cups, granola bars.....any more suggestions?! I would love some ideas from those of you who have sent college students some care packages. What would be fun?
Duke and I walked in the dark last night and I took this picture.
Happy Friday everyone!