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Friday, April 15, 2011

Petite Baskets

After I had a bunch of little basket handles sewn, I decided to put them together and play with layouts. This is my first attempt and I kind of like it. What about you? I don't know about the background, but this was the first white off the shelf. I have about 60 more baskets to finish before I need to decide on the background.
I had so many that I couldn't repeat the same pattern above. So then I just started shoving them together. I don't like this, too crowded.
I did work on some schoolhouses but I really needed to get this done first. Nanette from Freda's Hive has been waiting patiently for this bag. I was really, really bad and have taken so long to get this done for her. It'll probably be a big surprise when she receives it in the mail.
A very classic look. I was liking it so much, I may have to make another for myself.
I used black thread on the quilted bottom and handle and I think it looks great. After all this time, I wasn't as quick in my bag making. I had to keep going back and reading my notes. But I think this may be on of my best bags yet. The colors compliment each other, the construction is beautiful executed and I only broke one needle! When you get all those layers of duck-cloth, you need to take it slow and I always forget. Sometimes I've broken 3 needles on one bag. That was when I was ready to throw in the towel! So one broken needle at the end was alright.

Have a wonderful weekend! See you back here Monday.
Take care, Brandie


Sharon said...

Very classic, the blk/wht/red. I love the pattern of the fabrics. Wow you are moving right along on those baskets, they look fun!

Anonymous said...

Love your baskets! What about baskets in the shape of baskets, like you have shown, awsome cute! Lizzie

Lori said...

I love the bag! Its a classic one!!
Your baskets are coming along nicely. I like them better with space in between too.:)

Linda said...

Your baskets are stinking cute!!!! I love them!! Great bag! Love the striking colors!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love it. All my girls have been admiring it. I am going to wear it so proud at market. I'm going to post about it this week, too.