Hour Basket Swap

March 31, 2016

This month one of my local quilt groups, The Columbus Modern Quilters, had a swap of one hour baskets, and I was eager to sign up.  The tutorial we used is by Hearts and Bees, and is available on Craftsy.  I had never made one before, but all it took was one practice basket, and I was hooked!

Hour Basket Exterior

Hour Basket Exterior

My partner listed Carolyn Friedlander as one of her favorite designers, so I thought it would be fun to make a basket entirely with her fabrics.  Flying geese patchwork made up the design on both sides of the basket.

Patchwork panels for an hour basket

Patchwork panels for an hour basket

For the interior, I used a strip of orange fabric that matches the arrows on the exterior of the basket, and finished it off with a wide grid that also coordinates with the basket exterior.

Hour Basket Interior

Hour Basket Interior

The swap was so much fun, and everyone loved the basket they received.  I was delighted that this basket was for me!  This is one of my favorite shades of blue, and it is just perfect for spring!

The Hour Basket that I received in the guild swap

The Hour Basket that I received in the guild swap

This also completes my One Monthly goal entry for March!

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Maryse
    March 31, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    What a lovely basket you have made, absolutely gorgeous!!

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    Lisa
    April 1, 2016 at 7:53 am

    One hour baskets are great. I see you put extra effort into your basket. It’s really lovely. You received a very pretty basket in return.

  • Reply
    Bonnie in Va
    April 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Those baskets are too cute. I particularly like the design you did on the basket you made.

  • Reply
    Heidi
    April 3, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Loving those Orlando colors 😉

    hahaha

    Seriously, the bag looks amazing – love those fabrics, and I’ll bet you have made one Buckeye Fan happy!

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