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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Winterkist {Gift Basket}

Welcome to the Winterkist Blog Hop!  I have to admit, I puzzled about what to make with my fabrics far longer than I should have, but eventually settled on a gift basket!


I used the large basket from my Bedside Trio, since it is very generously sized {I also filled it with some of my favorite things!}, and then appliqued a Gnoma Claus on the front.  For the binding I used Kona Coal...appropriate, don't you think?!


In actuality, I think I might send this basket to my sister.  You see, my family is short, you probably cannot tell from photos, but I am only 5'2", and that's on a good day!  My sister, Rachel, didn't even reach the 5-feet-tall mark...and at 4' 11", she's the shortest one in our family.  Why am I telling you this?  Well, we happen to have a long running family joke that she is actually a garden gnome.  In fact, her first Christmas away from home, we gave her this {and it has moved with her for the past 7 years!}:


So, it only seems fitting that she also receive the Gnoma Claus basket!  Especially since, while it is wintery fabric, the colors allow it to be easily used year round.


Are you dreaming of getting your hands on a little Winterkist now {see here and here for more inspiration!}? Perfect!  Every weekday for the next three weeks follow the hop and comment on the participating blogs for your chance to win big! Each Friday evening, Katie will draw a name from the comments on all 5 of that week's blog hop posts. The winner gets their choice of fat quarter bundles from the very generous Fat Quarter Shop!

You could even choose a Winterkist bundle!


Here's the schedule of the hop for continued Winterkist inspiration:

Aug 6  Katie at There & Back
Aug 7  Rachael at imagine gnats
Aug 8  Jennie at Clover & Violet <--You are here!
Aug 9  Courtney at mon petit lyons
Aug 10  Sara at Sew Sweetness

Aug 13  Bianca at Sweet Diesel Designs
Aug 14 Chelsea at Pins & Bobbins
Aug 15  Rebecca at Sew Festive Handmade
Aug 16  Diane at from blank pages
Aug 17  Allegory at {sew} Allegorical

Aug 20  Kim at My Go-Go Life
Aug 21 Di at Random Thoughts...do or "di"
Aug 22 Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts
Aug 23 Jenelle at Echinops & Aster
Aug 24  Katie at There & Back


128 comments:

  1. I LOVE Winterkist and am cutting into mine for a quilt project! Your basket is wonderful and I love your fussy cut gnome!

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  2. What a darling basket!!! So awesome! This fabric is adorable...

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) co

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  3. Oh my goodness this is the most generous opportunity!

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  4. Great basket and I love that gnome!

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  5. This is adorable! That gnome is too darn cute! Short people rock! I am 5'1", my mom is 4'11" and my daughter is 5' :)

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  6. I like your basket ! And the gnome is very funny !

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  7. Love your basket and the Gnome is just too cute!

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  8. Such a great use of the fabrics!

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  9. I love the colors of the fabric and that basket is sweet!

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  10. Love this project and the gnoma looking out at you! Nice work!

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  11. Your basket is cute. I think I may have to make one myself. I like the bright colors of the fabric and the Gnoma is cute too.

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  12. HELLO! LOVE YOUR PROJECT>IT'S GIVING ME IDEAS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  13. Kristen SandersonAugust 8, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    I love the orange and pink color combo! Great project idea, I cant wait to get my hands on some Winterkist. ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  14. This is a great project for small gifts for any occasions. Can't wait for this fabric line to come out!!

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  15. How lucky your sister to received the cute Gnoma Claus basket... love your fabric colors:)

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  16. Wow! I love your basket...adorable!

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  17. Love it!! I have a soft spot for gnomes!!! Ever watched gnomeo and Juliet!!?? Haha

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  18. Great basket, love the placement of the gnome. The charcoal really sets off the brights beautifully.

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  19. I love this basket! And the gnome is perfect!

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  20. Cute basket! This is such a great fabric line! I especially like the orange!

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  21. yes, I am dreaming of getting my hands on some of the fabric. Your basket is a great idea and your sister will love it.

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  22. Very cute basket !!! Just love the colors of this line. Thanks

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  23. Brilliant! So glad your sister, and you, will never get a sore back from smelling the roses.

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  24. My mother falls into the height challenged category. Dare I make this for her? I'm always teasing her about her yard art (no gnomes, but lots of chickens and roosters in stone).

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  25. Great basket. A good idea for this fabric. I can't wait until this line is released, but in the mean time - enjoying the hop

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  26. That is gorgeous and you are so right it could be used all year round - I love it!

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  27. I love the basket and i will be happy to get the fabric
    Mia

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  28. oh i love your project! great work. thanks.

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  29. I love the basket:) functional n cute!
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Jennie, I LOVE it! The coal binding is perfect, and funny!!

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  31. winterkist is goegeous! the tart colorways is bright and sunny and the basket is delightful. but, oh, the freshly colorway is so fabulous, my fav color combo! would love to work something up with this .

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  32. beautiful basket. I'm totally in love with that fabric collection die to have it! thank's for sharing

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  33. Cute basket...the appliqued gnoma clause is a great touch!

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  34. Your bag is adorable. I love the gnome. I gave the same one to my husband a few years ago. He is so into them.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  35. Winterkist! Wonderful fabrics and I can't wait until my LQS has some in stock. Of course, if my name were drawn I'd be able to pick a bundle of it...hinty hint hint. ;)

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  36. Your basket is darling and just the right size.

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  37. What a great use for these fabrics...so cute!

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  38. Such a cute basket! I love it with the gnome on the front!

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  39. Clever :) Great to see how the basket in use.

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  40. Super cute project!! Your story about your sister made me laugh, my family has the opposite issue of being tall!

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  41. What a happy collection! I love your gift basket.

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  42. Simply adorable gift basket! Love those prints and colors.
    Gnomes just touch my heart..........Thanks!

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  43. What a cute basket! I love your story, too. I bet your sister will get a kick out of it!

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  44. Cute basket and lovely fabric!

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  45. Great basket! Love pink and orange together!

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  46. Oh j'adore! I love it!
    :)

    You have a very nice blog!!

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  47. That's such a cute basket!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Love the story about your sister's height - hopefully she has a good sense of humor about being the family gnome! :)

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  49. Every family needs a gnome! I think it's pretty funny that you tease her... It's probably better than being called the runt of the litter. That fabric collection is adorable and I'm sure your sister is too!

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  50. I love the Gnoma Claus basket! I just have to get me some of that fabric!! Janelle @ Emmaline

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  51. Jennie this is so cute! I think these would make perfect gifts for my family filled with holiday treats. :) Now you have my wheels spinning!

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  52. How sweet!! These would be perfect as gifts filled with whatever the occasion (home warming, baby shower, get well...). Thanks for sharing a great idea!!

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  53. the gift basket is a perfect project! thanks for sharing :)

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  54. I have been a follower of your site for a while now I really enjoy all you offer and put in your site. Thank-you for all your hard work.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  55. These gnomes are soooo very cute :0)

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  56. That fabric is such fun. Thanks for a great blog.

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  57. Adorable! My mother-in-law is 4'11". Maybe she needs a gnoma basket, too. This fabric is so wonderful. I still have Holiday Happy scraps floating around. I might need to start on some Holiday Kist projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. I love the fabric and I love Monica. The basket is so cute. I am only 5'2" also. So I could use some of this fabric.

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  59. This is darling and perfect for Christmas and Holidays even birthday gifts. I must say I am taken with that coal color too...smiles...Renee

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  60. Oh what a sweet line of fabric!! Love the gift basket, so adorable and perfect for gifts!! Love it!! xo Heather

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  61. Adorable gift basket! I'm inspired to sew up a few.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  62. Adorable! Great idea and execution! Would love me some of that fabric. Life doesn't seem complete without one's own Santa gnome!

    Kmcassie at gmail . Com

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  63. The pink and orange together is so sweet it could make my teeth ache! Love the basket.

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  64. What a great basket. So pretty.

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  65. Love your basket - thanks for sharing.

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  66. Makes me want to go whip one up myself. I couldn't give mine away though!

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  67. I love this little Gnoma, and usually I am not one to admit that. Your basket is adorable! I am sure your sister will love it!

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  68. Ha, ha! I'm the shorty in my family too - 5 feet nothing. Your sister will love it!

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  69. Love the fun basket, and I'm sure your sister will feel that it pays off to be the token "garden gnome" of the family :-P

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  70. Your gift basket is lovely & it's sure to be well received by your sister.

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  71. I love how you placed the gnome fabric just right on the fabric basket - perfect touch :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  72. Love the idea and your basket is super cute!!! Love the fussy cut applique too! =)

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  73. Love the basket; the size is just right for gifting. The appliqued santa gnome is a fun touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. How cute, love this line of fabric. You lot are giants! I'm 5 foot 1, my mum is 4 foot 9 and a half. Don't forget that half! Her grandma only came up to my mum's shoulder, so imagine how small she was! As i said, you're a family of giants.

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  75. Hi Jennie; I share your problem with indecision at times, then I plunge right in and it ususally works out. Thanks for sharing your family's inside joke about the gnomes!

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  76. what a great idea for the gnome! eatkin85@yahoo.com

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  77. Oh I love that fabric and what you did with it is so clever. We're mostly pretty tall in my family... except for my daughter who is "maybe" 5'1'. I love that she is pocket-sized (no offense). Seriously, I always wished I was a shorter myself - I mean less tall!
    - sunshdws at yahoo dot com

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  78. Its really lovely that the gnoma just peeks out there! I also love the little gnome statue, gnomes basically just rule!! :)

    Jerra xx

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  79. eep! That basket is adorable! :)

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  80. That is a very cute basket and perfect use for the fabrics.

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  81. I think every gnome needs a basket.

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  82. So cute- and this is a great little project :)

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  83. Cute, cute basket..... sounds like it is meant to be your sister's.
    Thanks for the chance to win the bundle.

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  84. Very cute basket. I think it deserves to be out year round.

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  85. that gift basket will be handy in a variety of ways!

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  86. Oh that is so cute! I love gnomes.
    Enigmatic_15@yahoo.com

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  87. So cute! Love the thoughts behind giving it to your sister :)

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  88. Am sure your sister will love it! Pink and orange is one of my favorite combinations.

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  89. I love your gift basket. If your sister's a gnome at 4'11", she has lots of company in my husband's family. I'm 5'4", and feel like a giant somedays! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. Love your basket! I bookmarked the tutorial, thanks!

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  91. The pink and orange look great together. Thanks for the great idea of making the basket. Love those gnomas!!

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  92. Love this basket! How perfect to hold my ever-gorwing stack of hexies! Must make one! Thank you!!

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  93. I love seeing the pink and orange together, it's wonderful, so's the basket I think you little sister will love it.

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  94. That little gnome peaking out the side is tooo cute. Love this basket.

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  95. Love it! I can't sleep nights waiting for my Winterkist! August IS the longest month after all.

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  96. Your gnome fits ther naturally. I'm surprised it was appliqued. Great idea.

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  97. that's such a cute idea/alternative to wrapping or gift basket presentation!

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  98. What a nice project and cute for a gift.

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  99. Love the fabrics, and the gift basket. Thanks!

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  100. Lovely basket - such beautiful fabrics! - and what a wonderful gift it makes filled with treats! I enjoyed the story of your sister and why it is for her too :) Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen x

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  101. Very lovely! And I love your garden gnome story.

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  102. So many uses and a peeking gnome to keep things interesting. Nicely done!

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  103. Hmm I better stop feeling sorry for myself at 5' 1.5" then! That's a great size basket, and I've been looking for more containers to make, so thank you for the inspiration and the tutorial on them!

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  104. You can never have too many baskets, and this one is especially cute!

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  105. I think it sounds perfect for your sister! I love the basket and think it looks great with those fabrics. I am dying to try them :)

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  106. What an adorable basket! I love the fabrics.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  107. What a fantastic basket! I love the pink and orange together - it's so bright, and you're right, it can be used all year round - to bring joy and happiness!

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  108. I love your basket! It is so cute!

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  109. Love the fabric! Love the basket! Not sure you should be so mean about your vertically challenged sis, but then again. . . She's going to get this darling basket.

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  110. Fun hearing about your sister's gnome.

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  111. I am sure that your sister will love this basket. It is wonderful.

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  112. That is hilarious- your poor sister! I might endure a bit of teasing to get that adorable gnoma basket! It is sweet, and the Kona Coal is great with the colors!

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  113. Cute basket for a cute family tradition. I so love baskets.

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  114. Santa on the basket looks as he had a tpple too many. What a giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop. The basket with the Kohl surround is fun.

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  115. what a great project!! i love it :)

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  116. I love, love, love the pink and orange...

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