Monday, August 8, 2011

baskets, baskets and more baskets

It seems like babies are popping out all over :o} and that means "baby showers"
when I give a gift I like to come up with a gift that will be the same for each person. (that way I don't have to think about it) over the years I have changed my gifts -- for a very long time I gave bibs made from hand towels with applique pictures on the front. -- then I gave quilts -- and now my gift has changed again. In June I joined in on a quilted basket swap I liked the basket so I decided to make quilted baskets and fill them with diapers. (the pattern is from Greta Gram' blog)

This is the first basket I gave away to a sweet baby boy. :o}

I decided to change the pieced panel every so often

I did a 9 patch on this one.

this basket has been given away too!

This basket went to a sweet little girl.
(I know it's pink)

I had so much red, blue and white fabric I made up
two baskets ready to give away.

This basket I used some of the half square triangle that I

made too many of when I did the "schnibles Picnic" last year

I found this cute pattern for quilted cowboy boots and decided it would be cute to add to the gift. so the last couple of baskets have had a pair along with the gift.

the pattern in from Curby's closet

Hope you have a great day



Barb said...

Oh....I gotta make those all of your bags!!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

What a great idea! Lots of babies arriving around here as well. Your baskets are darling and those boots! Must order those boots. We ranch and I know 4 people that are expecting and 4 more that just had babies and these boots are perfect! Are they difficult to make?

Needled Mom said...

I love the idea of the baskets and those boots are too cute.

krisgray said...

Great ideas - love those boots - just too cute!

Sheri said...

Pink!!!!! Are you feeling OK? I guess I need to find you more pink fabric.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the idea of a gift 'basket' and the boots are too cute.

Andee said...

The baskets turn out so cute!