Monday, January 23, 2012

Baseball Fun Bucket

I volunteered to make a quilt to be included in the Classroom Auction item for our schools upcoming fundraising event.

Our class families donated tons of great stuff to make up a Baseball Fun Bucket (for our local minor league team).

Fun bucket

I've been wanting to make a Rag Quilt for some time, so I figured this was the perfect reason. 

I am NOT a quilter - I don't like having it be perfect in my sewing...or my cooking (that's why I'm not much of a baker).

This quilt was so easy - and fast to put together.

Rag Quilt

In one day I had all the squares cut (including the face fabric, batting and denim backing)


The next day I did all the sewing, seam snipping and had it washed and dried.

Super Cute (if I do say so myself). I used this tutorial from Connie at Green Apple Orchard blog.

I also volunteered to put all our donated goodies together - to create the Fun Bucket.


Tee Shirt - Visor - Foam finger - Logo Baseball


A cute little be-ribboned tag telling everything that is included


And a bundle that includes the Tickets and Food/Gift voucher (as well as a bat shaped pen and note pad)

There is a little empty spot left - do you see it there in the corner?

I may have to add a few of these aluminum Coke Bottles too.

Diet Coke

Because they are so darn cute - and they Match!
(this is one of my project 365 photo-a-day pics....that's why it has a date)

I will definitely be making more of these quilts - this time for us to keep.

Especially now that my fabric stash will soon be neat and organized 
(a new closet is being built in my craft studio as we speak)

Whoot Whoot!


  1. I'm sure your baseball bucket will bring in LOTS of money! Your quilt is beautiful...can't believe it was your first one. You say the quilt was easy and fast to make. Yea right...not for your average girl! :)

  2. So cute! I'm sure it will be very successful! Have a great week!


  3. WOW~ What a great quilt and bucket! You are very talented indeed! LB's teacher asked me to sew curtains for her bookcase. When I got there she had SEVEN bookcases! I was not happy. They are simple rod pocket curtains, but I have no motivation to cut out all the fabric. Doesn't help that I think she picked out god-awful fabric to boot. I'm terrible.

  4. I love your quilt!!! the colours are great. I also found the tutorial and am looking forward to making one