Thursday, February 21, 2013

From Baskets to Basket Case!

On Tuesday our weather took a turn for the bad…windy and a lot cooler…so WE stayed in.  I hauled out this little unfinished corner that I bought at the Hemet boutique for $1.00…and started to PLAY!

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Hmmm?  What to do with these sweet blocks…?  I took them apart and started to rearrange…

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And of course I had a helper…  “Yup…this looks good..Now can we go to the Park?”

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“Nope…not that comfortable…when does the batting go in?”

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“While I’m down here..how about a belly rub…Please, mom Pleeeeassssse?!”

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“Here let me move this block over here…and then you can chase me!”

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“Yup, looks good…I like this…NOW can we go??”

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And this is what WE settled with…all stitched and starched and ironed…and ready for a walk!

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Sure is great to have a little helper…isn’t it?  Yup…she turned me into a Basket Case…which is what I ended up calling this quilt!

I must say…I’m really liking the Basket Case and so does Rylie…or she will, once the batting is inside!

Have a Thrifty Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P

19 comments:

  1. Love it!! You did a terrific job and it is so cute!

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  2. And Rylie wants HEAVY batting so she sink in easier..LOL

    Do you have a designated sewing space in your RV?

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  3. What a terrific "save". Bet the maker of those adorable blocks would be sorry she sold that if she could see what you have made with them. You are so clever!!

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  4. That is awesome! Recycling at it's best. You did a wonderful job!

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  5. How sweet, you did a great job

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  6. Yes, you did an excellent job. It looks like it was always meant to be that way! And I always love baskets. :)

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  7. Oh, I love it, Paulette. I clapping hard for Rylie - she worked hard. LOL

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  8. Very cute, Paulette. You and Rylie really make a great quilting team. Keep up the good work.

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  9. Those are wonderful baskets and I see you have a wonderful helper, lol.

    Debbie

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  10. You did a lovely job reconstructing the quilt. Are you going to hand quilt it with perle cotton?

    Maybe you can add the left over blocks to the back for some back art.

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  11. Very nice! What a great challenge and so rewarding too!

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  12. you must be channeling Robin...she takes stuff and rearranges them and makes them better...absolutely adorable baskets! you area great search and rescue volunteer!

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  13. Adorable! Exactly why I can't put blocks on the floor...both Charlie and Lola like to "claim" them. Cute quilt!

    Cheery wave from Bev

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  15. As usual . . . . GORGEOUS!!!! And I love that little helper, too. :)

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  16. Great job. Love your helper (I have 4 helpers!). Thanks for the great tips on buying wool (Holly Hock Hill!

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  17. Love the basket quilt- I can't believe you spotted that for just a $1.00. It's adorable and so is your ittle helper!:)

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  18. What a great find! How fun to score on those baskets. I think you did good... and your helper was pretty happy about it too!

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