Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pocket Gift Basket

I came home and talked my husband into picking up dinner so I could sew.  I was excited about making this little gift basket that I had seen on Lillian's blog (see my previous post) as I needed another gift for my sewing Christmas party this weekend....We ate dinner, I knitted for awhile and watched Scrooged with Bill Murray on TV.  Once it was over, I headed upstairs and thought I would just work on this basket for a little while and do the finish work tomorrow.  I had Lillian's directions in my hands and I picked my fabric and started cutting.  I sewed it up and put the binding on and finished it up tonight.  It went together very easily with her directions and my gift is finished completely.  All in all, it took me about two hours to do this little project.  That includes hand sewing down the binding too.  I wanted to try the pattern out first before I did more of these. Now that I have, I'll definitely be doing more of these cute little baskets.  I used Christmas fabric and I think it turned out really cute.








I'm really pleased and I hope my friend will like it too.  I plan on putting a few sewing notions in it and some fat quarters. I think this will be a nice little gift and I didn't spend any money making it as it was all leftover fabric from other projects. 

9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

it's turned out really well, the tutorial looks easy to follow too

lillianscupboard said...

I love the basket - the Christmas fabric is perfect.

Impera_Magna said...

The basket is a great gift idea and a wonderful way to use stash too! Great job!

retdairyqueen said...

Turned out lovely
I will be trying one of those

QuiltSue said...

That is cute. Oh, and I love the book I can see in one of the pics!

Deborah said...
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Deborah said...

Thanks for the link. I made two of those baskets today, and they're really cute. You can see them on my blog.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla

Susan said...

Oh, what a great basket! I love that you made it from Lillian's post. Your fabrics are just my colors, too. =)

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