Having seen this little basket all over Instagram, and in need of a quick sewing fix, I decided to give it a try. But I thought it would be more interesting with a patterned front and had also wanted to try paper piecing – so found this economy block which was supposed to be a good starter project. I used grease proof paper to trace the design onto, and made 6 little blocks. This took me 3 hours and I think I need to improve my accuracy as I managed to cut off some of the corners of the squares.
The actual basket did then take me about an hour to complete – although I spent a little extra time adding a little hand embroidery.
I enjoyed the process so much that I then made a second basket for a swap that I took part in (but that is another story!). It is a little pink and pretty for my tastes – but then is was made for someone else.
I would recommend these little baskets as they are quick and easy to make – and make a great place to stash all those fat quarter samples.
Happy stitching everyone!