Friday, December 30, 2016

My Bucket Basket

Bucket Basket

Last Christmas, my sister Amy, of Amy Made That! blog,    gave me a charm pack of "Hollywood &  Vines" fabric ,   by 3 Sisters (Moda).  Isn't it gorgeous?!  (It's vintage!)
And, as a bonus....  It came in an adorable tin box!  Nestled inside were  26 gorgeous five-inch blocks.

Hollywood & Vines   by 3 Sisters

Amy gave me a challenge to see what I would create with these charm blocks, using this elegant and dramatic fabric!

I decided to  make my blocks into a Bucket Basket!   This is a free pattern, by Very Shannon  {HERE}   I love the curves in this basket bag.  And, I "happened" to have the perfect 3 Sisters fabric , to use for the lining and handles!  (Reason #1 for having a good fabric stash!!)

Bucket Basket   by Very Shannon
 I adapted the pattern: sewing 3 rows of four charm squares, rather than making a middle section of contrasting fabric, for the front and back panels of the bucket basket.
This Bucket Basket finished up at a size of :  12"H  x 14"W x 5 1/4"D

My Bucket Basket       by Susie's Sunroom

And here is the gorgeous lining....

Did you notice something else that I made, out of the remaining 2 charms squares of the Hollywood & Vines?        

Yep!  The last 2 charms squares were perfect for making a Cathderal Window Pincushion!
I used the tutorial at My Go-Go Life blog , by Kim !!   {Here}  Kim has great photos to go with her instructions!

Cathedral Window Pincushion    by Susie's Sunroom


I am pleased with my projects, using these 26 charm squares of Hollywood & Vines !!
How did I do on your challenge , Amy?

My projects
I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:    Finish It Up Friday  @  Crazy Mom Quilts   and
                         Let's Bee Social  @  Sew Fresh Quilts  and
                          Can I Get A Whoop Whoop! @  Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                        Fabric  Frenzy Friday  @  Fort Worth Fabric Studio


  1. You are so resourceful - nothing goes to waste with those two charm squares making such a cute pincushion. I love your bag. You did superb on your challenge.

  2. Well done!!! These beautiful squares have made their way into stunning projects - very inspiring! I'll have to finish my own challenge project soon. By the way...wouldn't it be amazing if all of the charm packs still came in those tins?

  3. I love the material!! The bag is very pretty!!!


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