I purchased the pattern for Anna Graham's (Noodlehead) Divided Basket at the end of last year. Finished versions of it have been popping up in my Blog Lovin' and Instagram feed for a while now, and I've been envious of the makers of these baskets. Now, I'm the one with the finish!
I've been saving this Denyse Schmidt panel for a couple of years, waiting for just the right project. Although the pattern is not really suited for fat quarters, I made it work. The pattern went together really easily, after all the cutting and fusing was finished. A lot of what I've been sewing lately has been either improv or make it up as I go, so it was kind of nice to just follow along with a pattern and not have to think too much. I really love the basket. And it's huge! Honestly, if I had had more interfacing, I think I just might have started another.
After finishing the basket, I had some nice scraps left over, and was a little sad that the basket making was finished. I really love this fabric! What else could I make? Wait a minute. A few days ago I saw a cute bookmark tutorial by Svetlana. (easy, useful, and adorable!) So easy, I made two.
Then, some (smaller) scraps and another tutorial (sorry, can't remember where) for a cute needle case. Teeny patchwork commenced and I made this. eta Found it!
Still, scraps, scraps, scraps. I cut and laid out a block for my Farmer's Wife Quilt (a project I abandoned 2 years ago, but have vowed to finish this year.)
Ahhh, now I'm satiated. There are more scraps, but I'm ready to relinquish them to the scrap bin (where I'll pleasantly re-discover them for another project, another day!)
Did you notice I made two bookmarks? One for me, one for (one of) you! Just leave a comment and I'll do a drawing at the end of the week. Follow me on Instagram for an extra chance. Just let me know in the comments.
Hope you have a week of happy quilting!