Saturday, September 17, 2011

Patchwork Baskets

I'm so excited because I FINALLY was able to make one of those items that has been on my virtual "to do" list for what seems like forever!  The item in question?  Ayumi's Patchwork Basket Pattern available for free on her blog Pink Penguin.  It's super adorable (as are all of Ayumi's patterns!) and I've been wanting one of my own forever.  And make one I did...in fact, make THREE I did! lol


Fabric Baskets




I started this project with some extra motivation from Lynne's Dead Simple Quilt Along over at Lily's Quilts. She had the lovely idea of using a color palette from a generator. I chose a pretty color combo from an inspiration picture over at Design Seeds. If you missed my post about that selection, you can find it over at Lynne's Blog.


Fabric Baskets





The baskets are little, but I find them a fun size for storage for smaller items. I now have a new beautiful place to store my medications! lol. One is currently storing my hexagons for the pillow swap (more on that later) and the other I gave to Caitlyn for "food" storage.


Fabric Baskets




Caitlyn is enjoying her new kitchen with her new basket. It's the perfect size for her!


so happy with her new basket




Playing in the kitchen!


Playing with her new kitchen




Playing with her new kitchen




Too cute!


Playing with her new kitchen




If you are thinking at all about making one of the patchwork baskets, then do it! I love mine and I'm pleased I made more than one.

27 comments:

  1. Awesome job!! :) You're lil' sweetie is a cutie.

    Have a great weekend!

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

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  2. Those baskets are gorgeous in that palette

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  3. I saw the kitchen refashion on Flickr, just perfect. Kitchens seem to last a long time as a toy and it is nice to give it a personal twist- the baskets are a lovely extra touch, no doubt filled with a mix of treasures, car keys,plastic food etc!

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  4. pretty baskets Angela!! I'm going to have to make more of these they are so fun!

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  5. Your baskets are adorable - I have two to make for a goodie swap I`m in...hoping I can cope with the pattern!

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  6. Fab baskets! I've had that tutorial bookmarked for ages but never get round to it.

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  7. Those baskets have been on my list forever too! It's great that you got to cross them off and have such a fun result. The one you gave your daughter reminds me of those mixing bowls with thumb loops that I got to play with when I was a kid. :-)

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  8. Beautiful! These are on my "to-do" list also. In fact, just yesterday I started going through fabric to use. Great job!

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  9. Oh my gosh she is ADORABLE! So sweet.
    I love those baskets, storage is always useful!

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  10. I made one of these a while back and need to make more. I love it and Ayumi's tutorial is fabulous! I love the colors you chose - need to try out that generator. :)

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  11. Those baskets are adorable. You succeeded with that palette beautifully!

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  12. I've had my eye on this pattern for a while. I need to make a goodie for my Goodie Swap and think I might make this too.

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  13. i have made a lot of these. my DIL keeps one in her car to hold things.

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  14. Angela, these turned out super cute! No wonder you made three! :)

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  15. Your baskets are great! I love how your color palette turned out, too. The tutorial has been on my to-do list since forever, too. After seeing your baskets, I hope to get to it soon :-)

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  16. You motivated me to get mine done! How fun and easy!

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  17. I know! I love these baskets! I have made 8 of them so far! They make the best gifts! Caitlyn sure does look like she is having a lot of fun!

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  18. I made three too when I made the baskets! One I filled with goodies for a giveaway, one sits on my cutting table and is used for scraps, and one I sewed backwards and is hiding some where in my UFO pile. LOL! Cute pics!

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  19. Cuteness overload! Those fabric baskets are so cute and matching with the play kitchen! And seeing Caitlyn playing with the kitchen makes me want to have a girl!!!!

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  20. Super cute. This is my go-to basket pattern for gifts and little odds and ends around the house.

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  21. Great baskets, Angela. I'm glad you found the time to make those happen!

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  22. Very pretty! Love your fabric choices!

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  23. I love this block. Great job and fun fabrics for sure.

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  24. Hi, ich bin gerade dabei Stoffe online zu bestellen und dabei auf deinen Blog gestoßen, sehr interessant. Ich nähe am liebsten Jersey Stoff, tolles Material.

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