Friday, October 19, 2012

MY BUCKET LIST

Every once in a while I see something that really creates a spark. This project had me tripping over myself because I couldn't get to my sewing room fast enough!

 I used Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey for Moda because I thought it was the perfect fabric to use for my first fabric BUCKET.



It stands about 12" tall and the base has a diameter of 12". It holds a LOT. I quilted it with wavy lines about every half inch or so. The batting is a fusible fleece.


Here are a few "action" shots




I want one in every colour.

There are just so many uses for this. Perhaps for the next baby shower I attend, I could make one, fill it with baby items, and then it could be a hamper .

I could make a quilt, then make a bucket to match, to give it away in. 
So many possibilities.

The blog that started this creative spark is 1/4" mark. If you have time, go take a look. 

That's it for today. I am off to work on my bucket list........


--linking up with Finish it up Friday

44 comments:

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Ooo I want one too! Beautiful. And the idea to use it as a present hamper is perfect. :)

Cindy Sharp said...

Fantastic.

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

It is wonderful..I really need to make a couple just to have in the sewing room. Thanks for sharing. Robin

Debbie said...

Very cool!

Marit said...

I am putting some of these on MY bucket list! Love it!

doodlebugmom said...

adorable!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How cool! I checked out her tutorial and saved it for another day. Thanks!

Peg said...

Ooh...what a wonderful idea! It's lovely!

beth said...

Oooh! I love that bucket!

Quiltn Mama said...

Cute..I want one!!

mle said...

Oh wow, that's awesome! I love how big it is!

Sarah said...

I could think of sew many uses for that bucket. Thanks for sharing!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! Looks practical size, too! I love your fabrics! I want these, too! Happy weekend! x Teje

Celtic Thistle said...

Carla it is lovely! I shall need several of these after the move. Love your idea of using it as a present hamper too, might have to pinch that!

Lynne said...

You did a great job, this is really cute! I like the picture where it's full of yarn,
I love Chase's blog, and am hooked on her patchwork, quilt as you go method. It's so fun!

quiltmania said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. The bucket is a great idea to use up some of our scraps!

Fading Grace said...

Thats so clever...i love it, will pop over and have a look...thank you!

Jennie said...

Must. Make. One. TODAY! Love it. It's perfect. I need a dozen, at least. What great ideas you have for gift ideas.

Shauna said...

I too have looked at those a few weeks ago! Cute and looks like it hold a lot! Congrats on the finish.

Kallie said...

Oh my god! I LOVE your bin. I just went over and checked out the tutorial and can't wait to make my own. I really need to purchase a fat quarter set of sew stitchy. I just love the line. Thanks for sharing!!

Diane-crewe said...

what fun xx

Heather said...

Hmm, might just be the perfect answer for Christmas gifts!

CitricSugar said...

That is an AWESOME baby gift idea!

This is really cute, by the way. :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow Carla, your bucket is gorgeous. I feel like I need to sew one right away but I am at work and it is getting in the way of my "play". I will make one soon- thanks for the reference to the site.
Ronnie

Dale said...

I love the bucket, I thought you were a little crazy when you were sewing it now I get it!!! You are right, the uses are limitless.....

Karen said...

This is a great idea. thank you for sharing this link.
Your bucket looks great!

Heidi Staples said...

Carla, this is gorgeous! I bookmarked this post on 1/4 inch blog too. I need to make a few of these!

Shontelle said...

Love the bucket and you are hilarious with your "action shots"!

wendyroomcreations said...

What a brilliant thing and so versatile. Well done you. Philippa xx

Nat at Made in Home said...

Such a beautiful bucket to have, and so useful!

Pieces of Cotton said...

uh oh - now I want fabric buckets too...

vintage grey said...

Love it!! I could use about 10 of them!!! xo Heather

**nicke... said...

i love it. perfect fabric!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That tutorial has already been bookmarked!! Love it! Yours is great, what a good size too :)

Nana said...

Wow!!! is there a pattern, what gives it the strength to stand tall?

Nicole said...

So cute and oh so practical!

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Ooh, yummy, that's the next project sorted! Thanks x X

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Ooh, yummy, that's the next project sorted! Thanks x X

Carla said...

This is a wonderful idea. Love it. I'm your newest follower...

Cutie and Company Quilts said...

Oh, I'm envious! I have always wanted to do a bucket! Great size, love the fabrics and handles, and I especially love the "action" shots. Super cute.

felicity said...

Beautiful photos indeed. And I need one of these, big time, to gather my little tiny scraps that I use to stuff pillows for the animals at the SPCA. Yay! Thanks for the link!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh great looking bucket!! Thanks for your wonderful comment on my hand quilting..appreciate it.

Chase said...

super cute! I love how you store your yarns in them...:)

grapes and hearts said...

Whoopie! Goodness, I will have to make such a bucket asap! It will be great to combine with Oh, Franson's Patchwork Panel Tutorial.
Another great idea for a christmas gift. Thanks so much for sharing!!!