Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Second Project for Me: Divided Basket

I purchased the fabric and pattern for this almost a year ago! I'm so glad to finally get it made.

Here is the front with pocket.

Here is the back.

And here is the inside.

This is a Divided Basket. The link will take you to the Noodlehead website where you can purchase a copy of the pattern for yourself.

The pattern is very well written. My only complaint is that it includes pattern pieces that you have to print out and then cut out. For some of the pieces you have to tape two pieces together to make a single pattern piece. I would prefer to just have measurements rather than pattern pieces. But it was easy to measure the pattern pieces and write the measurements down so that next time I can cut things out that way. I guess this is just personal preference.

The pattern includes lots of pictures that are extremely helpful. I had no trouble reading the instructions and following the pictures. The cutting part (pattern pieces, fabric, interfacing and fusible fleece) took as long or longer than the sewing part. I'd guess it took me about 4 to 5 hours from start to finish.

I'm thrilled with how it turned out! It stands up nicely and looks great. I will probably make more of these. They would make great gifts.


West Michigan Quilter said...

Oh, I love your second project. You do such a good job and it looks so professionally made. What really catches my eye are those beautiful fabrics. I've never came across any of them. Now I'm on the hunt! Great job.

Gene Black said...

It looks great, but I agree. Just let me measure and cut.

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Mama Pea said...

I have made this a couple of times. It is fun. I agree with you about the pattern pieces and it being easier to just measure. I have cut pieces that are directional wrong at least twice. I really get it turned around, it seems. I had to write TOP on the pattern to avoid that in the future.