Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Patchwork baskets

 
I saw this tutorial on the Pink Penguin blog a year or two ago and have been wanting to make them ever since. I finally got them done! I had some fat quarters from Joann's that I bought only for the tin they came in and they were perfect for this project. I made 3 of them:




Then I decided I wanted a smaller version for my q-tips. I thought 3 patches across would work. Wrong. I forgot about the fact that the sides also form the ends. But it came out cute and it fits my eyedrops. I tried again with 4 patches across, and...success! I did leave the handles off the small ones but otherwise they are basically the same. Cute.



33 comments:

Elizabeth Campbell said...

These are adorable! I LOVE the colors. I've tried a similar tutorial before with mixed results, but might have to try this one.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh these are so pretty! i just love them!! great job

jimlynn said...

These are so cute and would be useful for so many different things! Like that fabric too.
Lynn

Melissa Boo said...

These look great. I have this tutorial saved too. Not sure when I'll ever get around to it.

June K said...

These are adorable. I think I may have this tutorial. One of many I saved. When will I get to them?

ayumills said...

Oh you made so many cute baskets! That is amazing how you were even able to find a great use for the small basket! The Q-tips fit so perfectly in the wide one!

Katherine (sutty) said...

They are just gorgeous :)

scrapperjen said...

This are fabulous! I need another project to want to do....tee hee!
Thanks for sharing these

Amy Coose said...

These are so cute!! I would love to have a few of these around the house, they are so fabulous!

Barbara said...

how cool! I love them.

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...these are just lovely. You did a fab job of sewing the!

Madeline said...

OMGosh...those are adorable!!! I should dust off my sewing machine!

Melissa said...

These are seriously adorable.

pinkalishious said...

these are way cool, i'd love to learn how to make these!!!

Becky said...

Absolutely adorable Gale! Makes me wish I could sew :)

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness, I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!! So cute!

Chris D. said...

OMGee! Gale these little baskets are adorable! They'd be great for paper crafting storage! ☺ So cute!

Maureen said...

These are all totally adorable!!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, these are cute, cute, cute.
I had seen a similar pattern on pinterest (or maybe the same one) that I plan on making.....but who knows when that will be, lol.

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

oh these are just adorable, probably a must make for Christmas gifts this year.

I'm your newest follower from Sew Many Ways link party

amyrdh said...

Cute! Saw you on the Sew Many Ways link. I purchased that same fabric for the same reason!

MiamiKel said...

Adorable!!!!!! These are the cutest ever! You should have an etsy shop for these cuties!! :)

Eileen said...

Fantastic! Pink Penguin is a great blog to go to for inspiration! I've made a couple similar baskets.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So adorable! Added to my Make Someday List... thanks for sharing!

Kay said...

Very cute. Great job. I have seen these, but I haven't tried one yet. After seeing yours, I'm inspired to get to it as soon as possible.

Louise - PunknScrap said...

These are fabulous Gale, and very practical. I love them all.

Back Porch Stamper said...

Gale, I love your blog. So many interesting ideas here.
These little baskets are adorable! I have lots of scraps and this looks like a great way to use them!

Izzy Anderson said...

Wow, are these unbelievably CUTE! Love these. You did such a terrific job on these!

Dell said...

Gale, these are just awesome! Love your blog and all the quilts. I am simply amazed at your work!!!

Angela Johnson said...

I love these little totes.
They look fantastic and are sooo useful.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh! They are super cool! Love 'em!

Kaye said...

Very cute! I love them!

Theresa Sondjo said...

These are so cute! I love the bright colors!

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