You see, there were a few of us who were somewhat less than thrilled when Angela called for playing with our Dark GREEN scraps during May. (No worries, Angela! We're coping.)
I offhandedly issued a challenge to Judy. And now, she called me on it:
Are you still up for your challenge of a green scrap basket. I am going to do a second one! Join in if you wish, and we will share next Saturday, the23rd!
How could one NOT rise to the occasion?!?!
Here was my response:
Challenge accepted!! It's an "off" week for Project QUILTING, so that won't factor into the mix. Plus, two of my three projects for next month's Blog Hop are nearly finished. There's NO REASON that I can't put a Quilted Scrap Basket into this week's quilting line-up! I appreciate the reminder, Judy.
The making of the "made fabric" panel:
Pairs on the design floor:
All stacked up and ready to trim:
Trimmed pairs on the design floor to get an idea of how many more Dark GREEN scrap pairs need to be made:
The basket panel...
... Got added onto, since it was about 4 inches too short:
With the top done, I turned to my GREEN fabric cubbie:
I chose three lining options:
... Before remembering that I had a quarter of a drawer filled with green fabrics, too:
I searched through and found another three potential choices:
I also selected a batting off-cut to be Franken-batting'd together (but that doesn't make for an exciting (or even interesting) photo. :P
I really like the middle fabric in the first photo, but quilted...
... The basket panel up using that crazy fabric in the foreground. What ELSE would I have done with it?!?! Once it was trimmed, I moved on to the shaping. First, in 2-D...
... Then, it became a 3-D object...
... In need of binding. Which was a process in and of itself. With (another) THREE options.
One was too bright:
One was too dull:
Ding, ding, ding!!! We have a winner. This one was just right:
Here is my Dark GREEN Quilted Scrap Basket, bound and done:
And, of course, filled to capacity:
Thanks, Judy! Now, another corner of my table has been cleared:
I was feeling really good about my progress and so excited to see that free cutting space, that I put even MORE stuff away:
And here is a LINK to Judy's answer to our challenge. This was SEW much fun (and a great way to spur a finish, too.) Thanks, Judy!
Sharing with Cynthia
The outtake... It was raining for 3 days and there wasn't enough light to get a good (color accurate) photo inside. Maybe I've lost my head!