Patchwork Baskets

I’m so excited because I FINALLY was able to make one of those items that has been on my virtual “to do” list for what seems like forever!  The item in question?  Ayumi’s Patchwork Basket Pattern available for free on her blog Pink Penguin.  It’s super adorable (as are all of Ayumi’s patterns!) and I’ve been wanting one of my own forever.  And make one I did…in fact, make THREE I did! lol

Fabric Baskets

I started this project with some extra motivation from Lynne’s Dead Simple Quilt Along over at Lily’s Quilts. She had the lovely idea of using a color palette from a generator. I chose a pretty color combo from an inspiration picture over at Design Seeds. If you missed my post about that selection, you can find it over at Lynne’s Blog.

Fabric Baskets

The baskets are little, but I find them a fun size for storage for smaller items. I now have a new beautiful place to store my medications! lol. One is currently storing my hexagons for the pillow swap (more on that later) and the other I gave to Caitlyn for “food” storage.

Fabric Baskets

Caitlyn is enjoying her new kitchen with her new basket. It’s the perfect size for her!

so happy with her new basket

Playing in the kitchen!

Playing with her new kitchen
Playing with her new kitchen

Too cute!

Playing with her new kitchen

If you are thinking at all about making one of the patchwork baskets, then do it! I love mine and I’m pleased I made more than one.

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27 thoughts on “Patchwork Baskets

  1. I saw the kitchen refashion on Flickr, just perfect. Kitchens seem to last a long time as a toy and it is nice to give it a personal twist- the baskets are a lovely extra touch, no doubt filled with a mix of treasures, car keys,plastic food etc!

  2. Those baskets have been on my list forever too! It's great that you got to cross them off and have such a fun result. The one you gave your daughter reminds me of those mixing bowls with thumb loops that I got to play with when I was a kid. 🙂

  3. I made one of these a while back and need to make more. I love it and Ayumi's tutorial is fabulous! I love the colors you chose – need to try out that generator. 🙂

  4. Your baskets are great! I love how your color palette turned out, too. The tutorial has been on my to-do list since forever, too. After seeing your baskets, I hope to get to it soon 🙂

  5. I made three too when I made the baskets! One I filled with goodies for a giveaway, one sits on my cutting table and is used for scraps, and one I sewed backwards and is hiding some where in my UFO pile. LOL! Cute pics!

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