Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew-in

This week was a doozy with my sinus infection and I'm thankful that this evening I am starting to feel better though not completely 100%. Thank you well wishers!! It was over a week ago that signed up to participate in the Friday Night Sew-In. The way my week was going I wasn't sure I'd be here.
I've spent the evening pressing and prep folding some of my older fat quarters to run through the GO! this weekend. Actually I did cut one of the fabrics for the basket block as a "test run" so I knew I was doing it correctly and would not be "hacking up my cloth." This die suggest a few options for cutting depending on the outcome you want for the blocks. I'm choosing to mix & match baskets with backgrounds like the photo. I'm using 11.5" wide strip from FQ. I then fan fold fabric to 5" wide before placing on the die. This enables me to get 4 backgrounds and 4 baskets out of the piece of fabric. The basket handle on the die is on the bias.

The finished block size will be 4" x 4". I thought it might be fun to have a little mini-giveaway of cut basket blocks from the GO! I'm not sending pieces for the whole quilt but will send you at least four blocks to play and do with as you choose. I was thinking these might be the perfect size for pincushions. If your interested leave a comment and Sunday I'll draw a name.

42 comments:

julieQ said...

How neat! Have you seen my baskets blocks I have been making the last few posts...they are 4 inches too! Thanks for the giveaway, Mary.

Ariane said...

Oh I would love to win the blocks. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Marge said...

What a nice thing to give away. I would like to have a GO myself. Will have to start working on my husband. Christmas is coming! There are so many die I would like to have. Thanks for the chance to win.
Marge

onlymehere said...

It sounds like the Go is working well for you!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That size would be adorable for a basket pin cushion!

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

I have always wanted to make a quilt with that block...or 4 blocks!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful pattern and I am glad you are feeling better. This is not my week, broke my toe, so can't stand at the table to cut now. Figures, I finally clean the room to work in it and then I do that.

Debbie

Donna said...

How fun! I would love a go at the Go cut blocks. Thanks.

Dresden Quilter said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful giveaway. I would love to try out the baskets.

busymom said...

I would love to give the baskets a try. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cathi said...

I'm glad you're feeling somewhat better. What a week you've had!

What a great idea for a giveaway!! I'd love to try those.

Joyful Quilter said...

Four blocks would be perfect for a miniature wall hanging too. Thanks for having such a fun giveaway.

AnnieO said...

I love basket blocks! What a great choice for your first play with the GO cutter. I would love a chance to win some cut pieces. Thanks, Mary! Glad you are finally feeling better.

Kate said...

Great baskets!!!! And I am sewing-in tonight, too... working on a Mariner's Compass mini-quilt that is looking very good... I might actually be happy with something I made this time (famous last words).. Thanks for the chance to win..Kate

Carol said...

That's the cutest little basket. What a great idea, that would be lots of fun.

Darlene said...

Adorable baskets, Mary. My all time favorite fabric - Folk Art Wedding by Robyn Pandolph. Swoon! I'd enjoy having one of your sweet baskets. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Darlene said...

BTW, don't overdo it - let your body heal. Glad you're feeling better but continue to take care of yourself.

QuiltSue said...

They look very cute and I'd love to win a few blocks, please.

QuiltSue said...

PS<Sorry I meant to say I'm glad you're starting to feel a bit better.

Bonnie said...

So wish I had a go-cutter. Got the bug bad for one!! The postage to Australia would be the killer here - need some Australian quilt shops to sell them!! Hope they are listening................the baskets are real cute.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Mary, No I'm not supposed to be sitting at the computer yet but just stopped to say HI! OOPS!!! Caught! hubby just walked in, so it's back to bed for me, LOL. I'll try to sneak in an email later. By the way, the baskets are adorable! Hugs coming your way.

Heidi said...

Ooohh.. I would love to play with that GO at my house! Lucky girl!

Pat said...

I'm glad you are feeling somewhat better now. Since I don't have the basket block die, of course, I'd love to have a few already cut baskets to play with here! SO...please enter me in the giveaway, too! Have a good weekend and I hope the sinus infection is totally gone today.

Terry said...

I'd love to win these! Thanks for the chance! :0)

Lori said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better.
How fun to be playing around with your new GO cutter. The baskets are really cute and I'd love win!!

Cindy said...

Hope you're back on track as far as feeling better..or atleast heading in the right direction.

Wanna see, wanna see, wanna see them done..LOL Anxious to hear how the basket blocks are put together. Do you fuse the handles on? You DO have me curious.

Barbara said...

SO glad that you are starting to feel better. Sinus infections are awful. Have a great weekend.

Janet said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Those look like very sweet baskets - I'd love to win your giveaway.

Quilt Rat said...

Well who ever wins those 4 blocks could certainly make something lovely. I think they would make a great center to add some pretty floral applique borders around.

So ARE you feeling better? Hope so!

cozy quilter said...

This give-away looks like a basket full of fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gail in Canada

Angie said...

I've never done any baskets before so this would be neat to get to do!

pinsandneedles said...

What a neat idea! I would love a chance to win! Thanks!

Lisa M. said...

The more I learn about the GO! the more I want one! The baskets are great...I already know what I'll do with them should I get picked. Thank you for the chance :-)

Stina said...

Happy to hear you are better...:o))
Love your old fabrics there.. looks like a nice bunch to me..:o)) Have fun playing with the go.. the basket blocks looks like something fun to make... The Go ... seems to be a wonderful little gizmo..;o)* word verification today said.. bless..:o))

Shelley said...

Oh, those are so neat!!! Gosh, I maybe persuaded to enter one of those Go Giveaways too! :) Love the fabrics you were cutting Mary and I am so happy you are feeling better!

Barb said...

So this is a die? Baskets...I love baskets...oh my....

Jackie said...

What a thoughtful giveaway! AND it gives someone the chance to work with GO cut blocks. I'd love to be entered!

Vicki said...

Hi I would really love to win that GO i just found your blog from Bonnie's blog and now have another place to visit regularly thank you

kimland said...

what a great idea! I have wanted to try baskets but, not sure I wanted a whole quilt. Please include my name into the giveaway. thank you!

Micki said...

I would love to win the blocks..I would use them for pin cushions. Have fun with the Go!
Micki

Judy said...

I want a GO!!

Carrie P. said...

I have been reading about this gadget on other blogs. It is just so cool. Make a great basket block.