I made this little fabric tray first:
I had chocolate given to me at Christmas, so this will sit close to the sewing machine for a quick chocolate fix. These little fabric baskets are quick and easy to make. I have made them over the years to hold napkins, cards, cloth coasters or whatever else you want to put in them. They are alot of fun to make. There is a tutorial for a fabric tray on the side of my blog...This tutorial is how I make my trays except I use ribbon instead the fabric ties and I go all the way acoss the fabric with a zig zag stitch to hold it down. I also put a handle on mine but you can leave the handle off, it is up to you.
I won this little kit as a door prize from my small group a few months ago and I decided to go ahead and put it together too...It was alot of fun. It was short some fabric and I had to pull some out of my stash but that was ok too. I worked on the blocks yesterday and finished the bias stems and leaves today and sewed it together this morning.
I'm not sure how I'm going to quilt this yet so I'll let it sit and I'll think on it a bit. Ok, that's all for now, I just pulled out my UFO 3 to work on and I've got to get busy with it. I'm doing Nancy's UFO challenge this year and she chose #3. I have four blocks left on this and I've got to lay it out to see how I want to arrange the blocks...I'll show you some of that later. Go get busy and enjoy the afternoon. It looks like I might be staying home tomorrow due to all the snow. Oh, what a shame! Til next time, happy sewing,