The tiny 3″ baskets are all done. And now it’s time to pick a setting. Shall I set them like this with the handles of each little group of four facing out and each group of four being all the same colour?
Or this, again each group of four being the same colour but the handles facing in to the centre?
Or perhaps this, one of each of the colour in a group of four and with the handles facing in?
My favourite is number 3. I think. I’ll look at the pictures for a bit, decide and then stitch these ridiculously cute tiny baskets together. Then I’ll decide whether they need a little border or not, although I’m leaning to not, get it quilted and bound and have my first finish for the year.
I really enjoyed making these tiny baskets – the curved piecing involved with the handles makes me laugh with delight. Of course, were it not for the perfect stitching lines and matching points of Inklingo I think those tiny handles would have been not so much fun but with them? Just nothing but easy stitching. And there was some opportunity for continuous stitching, which I took full advantage of. I’m very tempted to do a large quilt of these teeny, tiny baskets using nothing but different fabrics for each basket. A totally scrappy postage stamp basket quilt appeals to me so much.
The cheerful little baskets are exactly what I need on these cold, cold winter days. Today they’re saying we’re going to have some horribly cold wind chills and snow and are warning people about going out and how quickly frostbite can occur and on and on it goes. Needless to say, I’m staying in!
Seems Jake is getting a sewing lesson from … hmm, is it Baxter or the little alien who will be teaching?
First Jake was stretched out on the pink couch with Raggedy Ann and the book.
And then Baxter.