Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Monday, November 14, 2016

Some More Baskets and Quilt

BASKETS, BASKET AND MORE BASKETS


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. 

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SCRAPPY DO QUILT

 
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!

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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. 

Thanks for visiting,
Cinder 







 

8 comments:

  1. Love the baskets and the quilt! Basket making must take a great deal of talent, and you surely have it!

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    1. Once you get the concept of how to make this style of basket, it's not so hard. The God's eye is probably the hardest. That's the lashing that holds the handle and rim together, the very beginning of the basket. If you look at the birch bark basket picture, some of the ribs are coming through the God's eye. Sometimes that happens even if you do lash it tight. It takes a bit of bending to get the willow for the rim, handle and ribs to be pliable, then you just weave. Glad you liked them.

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  2. So good to see you at the girlfriends weekend. I didn't see this basket....what was I doing?? I love it. Great quilt with such nice colors. Looking forward to the Crown Royal quilt.

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    1. The wall basket is hanging by the front door. It is well used. It's understandable that you missed it. We do so much gabbing and laughing it's hard to see everything. Love you girls and look forward to our next get together. I have to finish a few other projects before I start the Crown Royal quilt. Right now my sewing machine is on the brink and needs a visit to the repair shop. DARN! (But I can use my great nieses machine for now.)

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  3. I love willow baskets...well, really, I just love baskets, but my favorites are those made from natural elements from right out the back door. Nice work, Cindy!

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  4. Very unique and nice baskets. Very nice scrappy do quilt; another nice thing you do for others! Good luck with the Crown Royal Quilt.

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  5. That basket is wonderful! And the quilt is lovely! Have a merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

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  6. Cinder, you have a beautiful blog. We now live in NE Ga closer to my home state of Florida, but we lived for almost 4 years in Hannibal, MO. I miss Missouri. It is a wonderful beautiful state. Merry Christmas!

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