Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fabric Basket

I decided to go ahead and make a small project - in between putting the quilt top together. I made the fabric basket. The directions are in Pink Penguin's post. It was really fun and easy to make, and it helped keep making progress on my SITP. I added a yellow fabric for the liner to keep it from looking like a SITP leftover. I pieced the lining, because the yellow fabric is a fourth-yard cut, and I needed 9 and 1/4 inch fabric. I figured I should add a bigger piece of fabric on each side, so looks like I did it on purpose. I think it adds a nice touch.

Kristin has made a nice pattern for a drawstring bag. It just might be next on my list of projects.

This is just to show what I was trying to explain yesterday - the rows have to be added before the corner can be added, because the nonpieced triangle is already sewed on. I only have two rows left! Of course they are the longest rows, but still.


Paula, the quilter said...

The SITP is looking very nice. Of course I would say that since it is in my favorite color: blue.

Donna said...

looks like you're making steady progress towards the finish line! :-)

How big did the basket turn out? Large enough to be useful for holding something or pretty tiny?

em's scrapbag said...

Sweet little basket. And your SITP is stunning.

joe tulips said...

I was just meandering through your blog and found Shakspeare in the Park. I LOVE the layout and pattern of this quilt. I like just about anything Judy Martin designs. Did you ever get this one done??