Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Monday, November 14, 2016

Some More Baskets and Quilt


I was recently at my friend Teresa's house for a girls weekend and spotted a basket that I enjoyed making. 

Teresa really liked this wall basket when I made it and wanted to give it to her husband as a gift.  As you can see it is very well used and is made from an antler of a White Tailed Deer with willow branches as the base and woven with reed that has been dyed in walnut hulls.  I added a bit of leather.  It's really a man's basket. 

This basket Teresa made into a bowl shape and is made from willow, a large hoop for the rim and woven with reeds and birch bark.  

My grandmother's brother lived in Minnesota and sent us the birch bark.  What a fun medium to use. 



I worked on this quilt for my sister.  She picked out the pattern and we used what fabric I had and purchaced some so that there would be a good mix of prints.  

It originally was going to be king size so I had a lovely turquoise blue for the border.  She has since down sized to a queen so I took the border off and it fits just perfect!


I haven't been sewing as much lately.  Between vacation, girls weekend and helping with our new addition to the house, I've been kinda of busy.  My brother from Hawaii had some Crown Royal bags and would like me to make a quilt out of them.  I had not heard of using the bags and when I Googled it, lo and behold, there were many quilts made.  Now I just have to pick a pattern and fabric. 

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