Sunday, August 22, 2010

I DID IT MY WAY....

If your confused by the title of this post then you have missed my last post about my frustrations on this basket handle. I was following the directions given on the pattern and found it just didn't work for me so I did it my way!

Using my bias bar, gluestick, a hot iron and with some hand stitching and I've got myself a basket handle. This block was fast to cut with the GO! and piecing the block together was a snap.
Sue if you would contact me I would like to send you some GO! cut pieces to make your own little blocks as my way of thank you for encouraging words of wisdom today.
Debbie you are the winner of the giveaway. Please send me your address! You will be receiving four pre-cut basket block pieces to create your own.

22 comments:

Cindy said...

We ALL find a way, don't we?

Good for you, Mary.

Now - will you do more this way?

Sue said...

Thank you so much! I sent an email and I'm happy I could help:)

Blessings!

P.S. Now I have that song stuck in my head!!

Carol said...

It's so cute! I agree with Cindy we have to find our own way and that usually works best. What a fun little basket.

Sharon said...

These are cute blocks, and I have made lots of them. You are right, the handles are a bit of a challenge. I found that if I made a plastic template and drew the line that I would butt the raw edge up against, that helped. And while I was machine stitiching the seam down, I eased it in...kinda nudged a bit of fabric in as I went around the curve. Then when I hand-stitched the folded edge down, it laid very nicely. Anxious to see how you lay these out..they are so cute! Mine are still waiting to be sewn together into a quilt!

Darlene said...

Your way is usually the best way - glad you figured it out. :-)

Needled Mom said...

Been gone a few days, Mary, but am glad to see that you got it sorted out. I did see Alex do it one time on Simply Quilts, but I always like to use my bias bars to make handles like that. What...no placement lines either???? Seriously!!!!

WoolenSails said...

I tend to do it my way too, I am dense when it comes to directions, lol. That would be nice though, small strip cuts on the bias to make stems and handles.

Debbie

Wendy said...

Good for you!! I'm so glad you found a way to make it work for you ... it looks wonderful :)

Barb said...

Glad you got it figured out!

Pat said...

I'm glad you figured it out, Mary. I guess I'd have done the same thing. Sometimes pattern directions take an "odd" turn......and we can find a better way of doing it ourselves...sounds like that is exactly what you did!

Cindy said...

Okay, tell who sang the song in your title?

Raising her hand "I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW"....ROFLOL

paulette said...

I'm so glad you figured it out!! They are adorable!! Take care!
Paulette

Joyful Quilter said...

The basket did turn out nice, but I think I still hear a hint of frustration in your post. I've always avoided making baskets because of the handles.

call me crazy said...

What a cute little basket! I'm glad you were able to find a way to make it work! I imagine a bunch of those little blocks will be quite adorable! Have a great week!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Cute block Mary!

QuiltSue said...

I'm so glad you won out in the end. Congratulations to both winners.

Heidi said...

A tisket, a tasket.
Mary's got a basket!

Just love your basket Mary. I have always wanted to make a miniature basket quilt. One day it will happen. This is just adorable and love the colors too. I think there is no correct way to do things other than what works for us. The trick is finding that way. Whatever it was, it sure worked.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Wendy said...

It's better to do it the way that's most comfortable to you. Your basket looks great.

Shakerwood said...

See your brain is working again after all! I'm assuming the sinusitis is history.

AnnieO said...

Glad you wrestled that problem to the floor and "handled" it. Oh, sorry, couldn't pass up that pun!

Danielle said...

I like your basket block, and there is always more than one way to do something!

Vickie E said...

interesting that both of us had frustration with this. I think I need to email the peeps at Accuquilt and suggest a change in directions or 'something'. I wonder if Alex herself ever made the block with go cut pieces! I might ask her on facebook. think she'll answer?