Monday, July 16, 2012

Patchwork Buckets

My right eye infection is getting better today.  I wasn't able to do much sewing or paying much attention in front of computer screen last couple of days. It seems like today the right eye is back to normal and doesn't have pinch pain.  I am still on my normal glasses and try to be careful.  Do you remember these {scrap patchwork pieces}?  I turned these patchwork pieces into {patchwork buckets}. Do you remember {the first bucket} I made for S' wooden blocks last year .  We really love the roomy spacious of the bucket. It held a lot of things.  stuff.

I tried two different style. For this bucket. I put the ears on the side and this is more for the storage usage. It is 10" tall and the diameter is 9" { really big}.


 Lined with cotton canvas weight fabric.

For these two buckets. I intended to make two longer handles. One is for picnic and one is for road trip. Thanks to Jakie aka {choleandme}. I used most of scraps she sent me for these bucks. Most of these scraps are cotton canvas weight, so it gives nice weight to the pieces. First I did all the patchwork then quilted with just straight lines on 100% cotton batting. The picnic bucket was with small loops. 

  {small loops quilting}


 The picnic bucket is going to be great for our cracker boxes, chip bags, and small bottles of water.


 The road trip bucket is for my cameras, map, and chargers. I though some small sewing projects as well.


 The storage bucket is for S. I am not sure what she has in mind for this bucket. I am sure will full with her {stuff} soon.

These patchwork buckets are flexible and great for carrying anything.  For trip grocery store or farmer's market?  I am just happy to have these buckets finished and ready to use.

Since the eye infection, I have not done much sewing and trying to rest my eyes. It is a little annoying not be able to use both eyes in the normal condition.  Today, I plan to get the Lemon Tree quilt quilted, so I can have one project cross off my list. The weather is comfortable and another full jar of raspberry tea was made yesterday. I could go and about all day with it.  I also started a little Christmas in July sewing. It will be a little crazy to do all the sewing at the month of December.  Have you start your Christmas list/ sewing?  Or it is a little too early?

8/8/2012 edit: The {patchwork bucket} tutorial is up and running !!

xxC


14 comments:

  1. those buckets are wonderful, Chase. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Thank you!! I am feeling better each day! Those buckets are in use now. I just though I need to make a stash for {stuff}. x

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  2. All of these buckets are great. Another super idea on how to use scraps! I have approximately 20 scrap blocks already prepared, each approximately 9"x9" and who knows - maybe I'll make a set of nesting buckets out of them :)

    And I don't think it's too early for Christmas projects. Just last month I bought a set of fabrics in reindeers etc, and I plan on sewing Christmas stuff starting in August :)

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    1. That sounds good! I love the idea of making a set of nesting buckets. I can't wait to see what you come out with your patchwork pieces. I am so glad Christmas sewing isn't too early. I have already started a few. x

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    1. Thank you!! It was fun making these.

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  4. I love and want ALL of these!! Feel better!

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    1. Thank you!! I am feeling all better today. Will take another day easy on myself. These buckets are fun to make and best of all it is super roomy. I get to put all the {stuff} in them. x

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  5. Those buckets are great, very pretty. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better.

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  6. I would love a tutorial if you can/will do one. These are truly awesome and I can think of about a million uses for them.

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  7. I too would love a tutorial or pattern for the buckets. I am in the process of trying to organize my sewing space and these would be very helpful.

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