Friday, December 4, 2015

One Hour Basket

It's hard to believe how quickly this year has gone by.  It seems like my children are growing so quickly.  We are busy getting ready to move to a new house and put our house up for sale.  (We seem to have a record of only moving when it is snowing and bad weather.  What is up with that?!)  Anyway, with Christmas quickly approaching and life completely hectic, I have been missing being crafty.  Moving all my craft supplies makes me really want to create some me time to get to create again.  Maybe someday soon....

Anyway, I thought I would pop back on the blog (in case someone out there still happens to check in) and share some things I created last spring before life got even more in the way.  I discovered this wonderful tutorial for creating one hour baskets.  They are perfect for storing fabric and so many other things.  I created a couple and hope to make more some time.

This was the second basket I made and by far my favorite.   (Sorry the photos are not the best.  They were all taken with my phone and posted on my Instagram feed.)   It features some of my favorite fabrics from designer Atsuko Matsuyama.  I designed it using some patchwork squares and some Essex linen.  I love how it turned out.  If you decide to make a one hour basket and want to use patchwork, here are the dimensions I used.  I used 2 1/2 inch squares for my patchwork.  Then, I cut the top piece of linen 2 inches by the width in the pattern and the bottom linen 5 inches by the width in the pattern.  When sewn together, it leaves you with a 10 1/2 x 16 1/2 inch piece like the pattern calls for.  Then I added a piece of batting and scrap fabric behind my patchwork before quilting the squares.  I did not quilt through the inner lining.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!


Gabby said...

Nice fabric baskets! Love the fabrics and great work on the patchwork. I was thinking about you wondering if you'd sold your house or got your MILs situated. Glad it's apparently all working out. Good luck with your move. Hope your holiday season is merry and full of love. Gabby :)

Elaine M said...

So GOOD to hear from you! LOVE love love your baskets - you should sell them - they're great. Will be sending good thoughts your way during your up-coming move. Hugs and blessings - Elaine

Kim Heggins said...

These are just so adorable. I can't wait to give this a try. Love it and thank you so much for sharing.