Friday, August 10, 2012

Buds in a Basket…

Remember these blocks…well the project is called ‘Buds In the Basket’…so I have to starting thinking about those pesky little buds!


The ‘buds’ are simply little circles…32 blocks, six buds per baskets…we’re talking a lot of buds!  Almost 200 of them!  YIKES!  And look at how small they are…


This sounds like a job for my trusted Sizzix!  You can read about this little gem HERE!P1190511

Yes, I have the circle die!!


And the circles are roughly the right size!


Lay out the fabric…


And presto…in seconds…


I have stacks of wee circles…


I found a tray and got myself organized….


Now I stitch around the circle…can you see my running stitches…and put the coin in the middle and I pull the tail of the thread tight…


And presto…circles ready for appliqué!  A spritz of spray starch, a touch of a hot iron and then pop out the coin, another tap of the iron and they are ready to be stitched down!


Meet my new traveling ‘budd’ies….

IMG_4758  My new ‘budd’ies and I will be joined at the hip…here a stitch, there a stitch…and hopefully before I know it, my ‘budd’ies will blossom into something beautiful…something Basket worthy! (:o)

Have a FUN Friday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Oh my.....that machine is worth every penny you paid for it and more....LOL

    What a quick way to get that job done....

  2. I am sending all my circles to be made fabric to you from now on and you can prep them for me. Expect lots of envelopes. LOL! Certainly was quick for you.

  3. Hey, I'm doing exactly what Karen is going to do. Expect lots of envelopes from me, too. LOL

    But, wait a minute, you have a Sizzix????? I'm seriously envious. sigh!

  4. sew, the big question - travelling to where? Hmmmm? GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!( with those coins and sizzix.)

  5. THAT was quick, my gosh. What a fun project to travel with!

  6. You have the prettiest little circles...and so well organized!

  7. I never thought of using a coin and leaving it in when I press it! Thank you for the great idea!

  8. cheater, cheater! Just kidding. What a great little machine!!

  9. Wow, you have way more patience than I would ever have. You need a set of those little circles that come on a ring in every size imaginable, you know what I mean?

  10. I didn't know you had a sizzix, wish I had gone with another brand, a lot more dies for them. How well does it cut compared to the go.


  11. Thank you for sharing that...what seems so simple to some, is a wonderful lesson for others! I love the way you set up your little tray and now have it ready for travel!

  12. Oh, I want one of those! Are they expensive? You do the coolest stuff! You are so great to follow because you always have such great ideas and do such inspiring work! Thanks!

    Cheery wave from Bev

  13. What a brilliant idea! And I love that you are using a coin tray. You'll have them stitched down in no time. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Aren't you clever? I don't use my Sizzix much any more, except for the circle die!

  15. The machine works great, but you need to invest in the perfect circles. They work great! The best investment i've made and I just finished this quilt.

  16. I use the Perfect Circles too. But your Sizzix sure makes cutting the circles quick. I have the Circle Cutter from Olfa that might work too. I can't start another project but I'll keep thinking happy thoughts for your quick finish.

  17. This is a great take along project because once you get your circles done, appliqueing them will go quickly. Look at this post for a tip on these. I picked up this info from a member of my applique group.