Monday, May 18, 2009

Scrap Baskets and a Tote

Over the weekend I finished my scrap baskets. Can I just say this little quilt makes me smile. I love it's scrappy feel and the ric rac is way to fun.
I also made this little tote for my DD out of an old wool sweater I found for a dollar at a thrift shop. I made the flower out of another wool sweater. I've been collecting them. I hunt through the racks for any 100% wool I can find. Then I come home and felt it. I am getting quite a little collection. This is the first little project I have made. It was fun and very easy.
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22 comments:

  1. Your basket quilt is so cute and cheery! What a good feeling to be able to check off another quilt. I love the idea of thrifting for wool sweaters and felting them to make something wonderful. Very cute bag!

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  2. How adorable. The colours are so bright and cheery. Love your felted bag too, great idea. I have a felting machine and have made a few things but not felted wool yet. Need more time in the day LOL.

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  3. Oh OH OH...Love your Basket quilt.. That is a happy quilt...:o)

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  4. Em, your baskets are delightful.

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  5. Well done Em for re purposing the jumpers. Love how your quilt came out.

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  6. Beautiful quilt!! Very cheerful and summery. I love it. It makes me smile too.

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  7. I would describe your quilt as a happy quilt. Love the basket handles!

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  8. I Like the scrappy baskets, they are really cute and that bag is great! I love the look of it in wool!

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  9. Your basket quilt is awesome! I just clicked on it to make it larger and I just love the colors. Very happy!! What a great use of a thrift shop find! Terrific bag!

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  10. What a fun and happy quilt! Looks great in the sunshine.

    The felted wool bag looks great too. Did you line it? Do you felt before or after you construct? Don't know much about felting...

    Cheers - Shari

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  11. Your basket quilt is so cute! I love the ric rac. And what a great way to use old sweaters! The bag looks terrrific. You are very creative!

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  12. Love your bright and cheerful basket quilt! And your idea of thrifting old wool sweaters and giving them new life!

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  13. Cute! I love them both! I need to fins some sweaters . . .

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  14. What a beautiful spring time quilt! blessings, marlene

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  15. Your basket quilt is so happy and cheerful! Love it
    Kris

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  16. That quilt looks great and what a great idea to use ricrac.

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  17. OH I Love this Em...so Lovely & Fresh with those Colours & Fabrics..
    cheers

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  18. I love the basket quilt, and I think a lot of blogs are digging in the scrap boxes and coming up with the cutest quilts.
    I just picked up some wool jackets and pieces at our goodwill to do the some wool projects. Your purse is really cute.
    Keep Stitchen'
    Bonnie

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  19. Boy oh boy do I ever love the basket quilt. It's so happy!!! As for the wooly fix you got - wonderful. I'm just wondering - is there ANYTHING you don't do?

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  20. The wool bag is darling but woooh that quilt- fantastic.

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  21. my roomate is THRILLED with her bag!
    she won’t put it down!!!
    hkpanda.freetzi.com

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