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!
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.
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.
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!
This also completes my One Monthly goal entry for March!
MaryseMarch 31, 2016 at 5:07 pm
What a lovely basket you have made, absolutely gorgeous!!
LisaApril 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.
Bonnie in VaApril 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm
Those baskets are too cute. I particularly like the design you did on the basket you made.
HeidiApril 3, 2016 at 11:10 am
Loving those Orlando colors 😉
Seriously, the bag looks amazing – love those fabrics, and I’ll bet you have made one Buckeye Fan happy!