Coiled Fabric Rope Mania

Today, I received the book I had ordered, It’s a Wrap, by Susan Breier.
After reading the Dedication segment written by Susan Breier, I knew I was going to love this book.
She dedicates the book to all women who don’t have any clue as to what they want to be when they grow up, even though they are already full grown!
Susan Breier also uses the phrase my mother frequently preached about using one’s “God-Given Talents.”
The possibilities for creating with rope and fabric are endless.
I do believe I am caught in a bit of Coiled Fabric Rope Mania.
The other day, I gave some small baskets to my Meemaw friends.
One of the Meemaws said that her granddaughter loved the basket.
She asked if I could make spring baskets for her two granddaughters.
I made two baskets similar to the one I had made my friend.
Then I made one smaller bowl with a wider brim.
With the remaining fabric strip, I made a basket with handles.
I am studying the different techniques in Breier’s book.
There is a square basket that I would like to try out.
Here is a little video displaying the baskets I made today.
I had prepared the fabric rope strips the day before.
This may be the tedious part of the whole process, but it is also fun to put colors together and see what happens.

Deep Dive

When something really grabs me, I dive into it.

Fabric rope bowls have really “grabbed” me, and I have taken a deep dive into producing bowls!

I have been playing around with different sizes and shapes.
It is a great way to use up scraps
I also viewed some online tutorials on making these bowls without wrapping fabric around the rope.
I had some minimal lengths of rope left over from making the bowls, so I made these tiny bowls without fabric.

My brother liked the bowls so much, that he sent me a box of fabulous fabric.
I thought it was for me.
It was not.

The fabric came with an order for one large bowl, one small bowl, and one shopping tote bag!
It is going to be a bit of a challenge to make the bowls out of this fabric.
The fabric is a bit thicker than what I have used.
I might have to wrap the strips around the rope instead of placing the rope in the middle of the folded strip.
My brother graciously said there is no timeline on this fabric.
I think it is only fair that my brother send a box of fabric for me!


Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. 
Joseph Addison

I gave myself a day to relax before I returned to my studio.
It was fun getting back to my sewing machine.
I am still trying to decide what type of quilt I will be making next.
Time was spent designing different quilts and thinking things through.
Nothing really says, “This is it!”.
It is fun designing and planning though.
In the meantime, I have enough to keep me busy.
I painted some more rocks to get ready for Easter.

I also made a couple of baskets. I am trying out new sizes and shapes.

It was also time to make some Easter pillowcases for my grandchildren.
When I returned home, I had a letter from my granddaughter.
It was part of her class assignment.
She had to write to someone who was special.
The letter touched my heart.

The candy was a bit mushed!

She loves rainbows. As part of her Christmas present, I had given her a unicorn tape dispenser that had rainbow tape.
My son told me that she loved the postcard that I had thread sketched for her.

My other son told me that my grandson ran and showed the postcard to his cat and his dog.
I had thread sketched them on the  postcard.

The “rust” from last week’s rainy days is all washed away.
I am ready for Monday.
Hope you are, too!