Friday, March 08, 2013

Divided Basket…

Sometimes you just have to give into temptation and just go for it. After seeing Anna from Noodlehead’s pattern for the divided basket and seeing so many beautiful variations I bit the bullet and bought the pattern.  I had to see what all the fuss was about and I had to see how Anna ingeniously included the divider bit.  I’m so please I did as the pattern is brilliantly written and was frustration free.  For once the pattern did exactly what it sets out to do and comes together beautifully.  No fiddly bits, no extra grey hairs and certainly none lost due to pulling them out from the roots! 

Armed with some denim and some bright apple fabric I set to work.

I’m thrilled with the results and now those pesky Skylanders have a proper home!  No longer do they have to be set out like ornaments…which believe me they are not! LOL

I couldn’t wait to make another and the opportunity and reason to make another was staring straight at me the next morning when I looked over to the shelf to see bottles of hair products and hair brushes lingering about.  In no time I had a second one made perfectly matched to my decor.

Having felt that I hadn’t quite worked it out of my system I set about a third basket.  This time to house my ever growing leader and enders.  The lovely basket Susan made me was over-flowing and will get put to use holding my quilting threads and thimble. 

With the divided basket I have the pieces all set for the ones yet to sew and the completed units!  Brilliant.

If you are at all tempted to try this pattern do…it is well written with plenty of pictures to guide you step-by-step. 

(Disclaimer: This is my unsolicited opinion… I’m just really impressed with how easy this pattern was to follow :o) )

Until next time...♥

15 comments:

Gertie Pye said...

Love these little baskets! Thanks for the link to the pattern - have bookmarked it. I love Noodlehead's other patterns and this one looks great too x

Needled Mom said...

Those are lovely baskets and so useful.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Those are beautiful. I might just have to try them. :)

Canadian Abroad said...

I've been tempted by this pattern too. You may just have pushed me that little further towards buying it. Love the denim one and the great use of the pocket.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your baskets are so cute... I'm going to make some one day too. I can see a lot of uses for them.

Timi said...

These baskets are fantastic!!!
Thank you for the web site! :o)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Great baskets! And thanks for the reminder~ I saw Anna's baskets before Christmas and wanted to make them, I just printed the pattern. ;-)
Have a happy weekend!

Quilt Guru said...

Your baskets are beautiful and your choice of colours is impeccable. I may even add this one to my collection. At the very least I'll share it with my friend Margaret - our "bag lady".

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute Jane! I'm very tempted now -- especially since I have a huge pile of old denim jeans!

Terry said...

What sweet baskets! I love the denim version! :0)

Shirley said...

Mission Accomplished. Bought and downloaded all in one fell swoop. Instant love. Just have to make one now, or maybe two, or three. Endless possibilities. Thanks for the link. Happy Mother's Day.

Lynda said...

Wow! You've been so busy! They look lovely, and it is certinly unusual to find a well-written pattern!

Poppyprint said...

Nice baskets! I particularly like the upcycled denim version.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love the denim version! Such a cute and clever idea :)

Amanda said...

Wow! Three! Guess that does mean they are an easy sew. :) glad to hear it because I am tackling this pattern for a gift this week.