Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ice Cream Containers

I am a fanatic for reusing containers. But this idea came from a blogging friend's simple comment about her husband loving ice cream and she saves the containers.
I am saving them now. Really more than saving them...I am using them!!!!

The square container works a bit better for patchwork but I prefer the ice cream that comes in the round container. I use peel-able labels to identify what I am storing. These have not become a permanent storage for me yet. But they work great for beginning to organize a project.

Here is my project box for the Hexie swap I joined. I am making sure there is no contamination of cat fur here. The Hostess says she is deathly allergic to cat fur. I will do my best to keep her healthy!!!!

I made a few more blocks today. I need 18 of this block "A". Only eight more to go. This is NOT Easy Street. The pattern is called Eye Fooler. I bought the pattern three years ago. It was designed by Spruce Creek Designs for Krisanne Watkins. That is all the information I have from the pattern envelope. Sorry.

EDIT: Thanks for the information. This is how I bought mine...directly from the designer.

We have a couple inches of snow. Hubby has been out there twice now keeping ahead of the snowfall. What a man. For his reward he gets Ribble soup.

MaggieMae had her "butt" hair trimmed by us today. She is not happy. But we are!

This fabric I thought would not be approved for the Hexie swap. But after sewing and sending a photo to the Hostess, it was approved.

I am sorry to say this fabric was NOT approved. Too much background fabric showing. And I totally agree with the Hostess. This fabric will not be exchanged.


Pam in KC said...

I did a google search and found a blog post from about a year ago with some more information.

ytsmom said...

I love the deli meat containers from SAms Club. They are great for storing cut pieces. And I love ribbel soup!!

Michelle said...

What a choice -- between the ice cream you really want and the one that provides better storage! :-)

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I use ice cream containers for all kinds of quilty storage - strips - a different container for each color in the 2 1/2" size, and by size in the other strips, squares, tiny triangles, and on and on. The round ones are good to store binding. And it's also a really good excuse to eat more ice cream. :)

Carolyn Sullivan said...

I started using strawberry containers and blue berry contianers for scraps. but now Ihave som any scrap containers that I need to move them some where else. I have them in the closet w 2&2.5" strips and for my leader ender project.

Tami C said...

We like the Blue Bunny ice cream as well! We usually get vanilla and sprinkle cinnamon on top. They say that cinnamon is good for you.

Kristie said...

I can't wait to see more of your Eye Fooler quilt. I also have that pattern but have not started it yet. It was given to me by my good friend Janet (Rogue Quilter)

Have a wonderful and Blessed day

SandraB said...

Thank you so much for sharing the photos of the ice cream containers for storage. I will be trying out the ice cream in the square boxes soon.