Thursday, 4 April 2019

Squeezing in another First Quarter Finish Post

     One day, maybe one day I will have my life return to a pace where I can keep up with quilting and blogging in a more systematic way.  Until that happens I'll keep dipping in when I can.  Today I'm sharing a small finish that was completed on the last day of the 1st Quarter, but I've had no energy to write this little post, until now.

  I sewed along with @johannaweidner, in March for the Bloembasketalong.  Here's my finished basket.


     I generally prefer sewing flat things like quilts, but making this little basket was a lot of fun.  It's not perfect, especially the binding but that's ok it's the first one and I made it at sew alongs so not on my best machine.  I think the main fabric is an older design by Anna Marie Horner....and the solids are Konas.

     Here's another shot which shows the one handle for the basket.


     I think I will make a few more of these baskets in the next while.  They will make great gifts.  It would be nice to make a couple for my grand boys and they would also make great  gifts for co workers and quilting friends. This is my second finish for the 1st quarter of the 2019 FAL.  The original post is here.  I'll be linking this post with the FAL link up at She Can Quilt.  I'll also link up with the TGIFF link up which is hosted by Laura of Slice of Pi quilts this week, and with the Bragg About Your Beauties linkup with Michelle of from Bolt to Beauty.

11 comments:

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Lisa, I love this pattern--your turned out sew cute! I love your print. I wanted to do the SAL, but was too busy with my other QAL. I'd still like to make that pattern. How did you find it?

Pamela said...

It looks great! I think you are right about making it for gifts. Anyone would love one.

Stitchin At Home said...

Your basket looks great! I need to find a way to keep up blogging and making quilts too.

Danette said...

So cute! Little baskets are always so nice to have around and useful. Plus, it would make a nice gift, and/or to enclose a gift in it.

Claire said...

Cute bag. I enjoy looking at bags and baskets that others make; but I stick with flat things, as you name them. LOL

piecefulwendy said...

That's a cute bag! I love the fabrics! I enjoy making bags (I have too many of them), but I kind of go in streaks with them. Your bag should come in handy for lots of things.

Louise said...

Great basket/bag! I love that it has a draw string top to hold everything safe and sound. That's so fancy :)

I know what you mean about not being motivated to blog. I'm so behind! But I'm still reading and getting inspired by everybody else's writing!

Frédérique said...

Lovely basket! My opinion is that you did a very good job for a first time! Congratulation, it's very beautiful

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It's awesome. Well done.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What a great basket!!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Beautiful! For the record: I'd bind a giant quilt over a three-dimensional object any day! : )