Friday, 15 January 2016

TGIFF

     Even before Jenn at Quarter Inch from the edge dubbed 2016 The Year of the Stash, I was raiding my stash to make some last minute Christmas gifts.  In late December and early January I've made four 1 hour baskets, all from my stash.  If you haven't come across it yet, the One Hour Basket is a free tutorial on Craftsy designed by Hearts and Bees.  I first saw the pattern on Diana's blog Red Delicious Life.

      I made my first basket for my friend Pauline.  Pauline is my neighbour from down the road and we've been friends for close to 20 years.  She used to watch my kids after school and I can always count on her or her youngest son to look after the cat when we go away.



     I knew that Pauline would really like this Japanese woven fabric that I purchased at Kallisti Quilts.  I believe the fabric for the handles (also Japanese) is from Greenwood Quiltery.

     After making Pauline's basket I made one for my son and his wife.  They are expecting their first child in March so I filled the basket with lots of fun things for the baby.



     I love the little fish on this fabric (sorry I don't know what the fabric is) and I was happy to have a project to used it in as it never seemed to fit with any projects I've made in the past.  The handles here are floral fabric from Piece O Cake, and the basket is lined with an aqua Grunge.  My favourite goodie in this basket is this little shirt.



     I don't usually like cutesy sayings on baby clothes but this one just made me roar with laughter.  This little shirt is size 3 months.

     After making these two baskets I decided to make two more, for my two quilting friends.  I met both of them at my local quilt shop and our friendship developed at our local guild.  We get together to quilt about once a month.  

     I used another Japanese woven fabric to make Wendy's basket, which I lined with a small print taupe.  The handles are teal decorator weight fabric left over from a bag I made for myself a few years ago.



     For Cyndy's bag I used a brown  and grey Grunge fat quarter.  It looks kind of red in the photo but it is brown.  That's a light green grunge lining the basket.  Cyndy loves Grunge.  The handles are again, a Japanese fabric.



     I really enjoyed making the One Hour Baskets and I'm sure there will be more in my future.  I'm sharing these little finishes at TGIFF which is hosted this week at Faith and Fabric.  Do you have a go to gift that you like to make?

17 comments:

  1. So many awesome baskets! And congrats on the incoming grandbaby, how exciting!

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  2. No, I don't have a go to gift but thanks to you, now I think I do. These are so cute. Gotta try this one out. Thanks for sharing. ;^)

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  3. I love these - thinking about making some for hall storage to hold dog leads! They do make a really nice gift, especially getting ready for a new baby - congrats on the grandchild on the way!

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  5. Your baskets are adorable!! I can't pick a favorite but that Japanese woven fabric is beautiful. I've made one of these baskets for a baby shower gift and filled it with diapers, wipes, cream, etc. It's the perfect size.

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  6. gosh Lisa you have been busy. I have been thinking of making these for a while, but do they really only take one hour?

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  7. Congratulations on the grandbaby news!!!
    Your baskets are lovely and the workmanship is so neat. That t-shirt is adorable and I am sure it will become a part of an heirloom quilt many years from now.

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  8. Love all these fabrics. Kudos for using your stash. But I love that t-shirt!! How adorable.

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  9. These are great. I love the Japanese fabrics. I want to try making one!

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  10. Those 1 Hour Baskets are such fun to make and very practical gifts!
    Thanks for spreading the word on the Year of the Stash!

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  11. You're on a roll! I've never made one, but you may have inspired me. I kept thinking of things to use them for as I scrolled through your makes. Hmmmm. Very nice!

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  12. These baskets are really cute. Love the fish fabric too. I made a couple a few years ago, but kept them both. Maybe I should make some as gifts.

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  13. I've had this pattern for a while, but I haven't gotten around to making it yet. I really should...I keep seeing so many beautiful versions, including yours. I really love the fish one. And that shirt is fantastic!!

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  14. I haven't seen these before and they are so cute. I love the fabrics you chose for all of them.

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  15. Great little baskets, such fun!

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  16. I could find uses for a whole stack of these! Do they really only take an hour? That t shirt is one of the funniest I've seen!

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  17. What neat little baskets. I'll have to remember them the next time I need a quick gift. And I love the little shirt...to funny :)

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