Monday, 26 August 2013

Sewing Room Swap

This weekend I finished the main item for my ~sewing room swap~ partner.  I'm really quite pleased with how this set of fabric baskets turned out.  Like my prototype a week or so ago, I used the nesting fabric bowls pattern from a cuppa and a catch up (this is the 7" size).

Sewing Room Swap Baskets 

I would describe the central panel of each basket as "free piecing" - I didn't have a pattern or much of a plan in mind when I started, and apart from trimming each panel to the right width, there was not a lot of measuring involved.  It was really quite fun and a liberating way to work.  I learned something too.  If you are going to make free pieced little houses, it works a lot better if you make the roof first and then make the main part of the house to fit the roof, rather than the other way around.

Sewing Room Swap Baskets

I really hope my partner likes these!

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30 comments:

Erica said...

These are so cute and fun, I can't imagine your partner not liking them!

Elise Lea said...

These are beautiful! How could your partner not adore them, they are wonderful and so fun.

Dominique said...

Cute baskets. Thanks for the tip about the little houses. My favourite one is the one with the red lining and the funky trees. I love how they are different, but the gray unites them. Your partner will love them for sure.

Hilary @ Young Texan Mama said...

These are wonderful! I'm sure your partner is going to adore them :)

Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts said...

These are adorable! I just ordered the pattern. I am weak!!!

DeborahGun said...

these are so cute - I love the colours you have chosen :-)

snips said...

Your partner would be crazy to not like them!! They're gorgeous!

Susan Owenby said...

I like (love) them! :) Such a sweet little city scape.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

So sweet!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I am sure your swap partner will love it! What about it not to love... they are adorable and your hardwork shows in making each of them different!

Julie said...

They look great - love the house one. What is the red lining fabric on your tree bowl - it is a beautiful colour.

dutchcomfort said...

They are beautiful, love the free pieced parts! Lucky partner!

Suz said...

I think it would be really hard to give these away...

linda said...

If i am your partner i love them !!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

You have chosen wonderful colour combinations, perfect with the grey!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your partner will love them! The colours and fabrics teamed with the linen are just wonderful!

Lia*s Handmades said...

I totally adore these. They're so beautiful and I love your colour choices and the patterns you created. So nice!

Carla said...

What great little baskets! Who wouldn't love them!?

Kelsey said...
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Kelsey said...

Prettty! I'm sure your partner will love them!

Cille said...

They're really great. If your partner doesn't like them please tell her to send then North :)

Martha said...

These are great. I love the piecing of the center panel. I'm sure your partner will love them.

Janine said...

These are fab!

Christine said...

Those are beautiful!

Suze said...

Your fabric baskets are adorable and your partner will absolutely be in love with them. Thanks for the tip of making the roof first - I would not have thought of that. It makes sense when you tell us that. I learn lots from reading blogs and I appreciate all the little tips that people learn the hard way and pass along to us. Great job!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love these. Making baskets for my studio is on my to-do list and I like the idea of the free piecing. Thanks for sharing!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Wow, these are most beautiful! I love your houses and trees and your design with grey basic fabric is wonderful! x Teje

Kelly Young said...

Your swap partner is sure to love these! The little free-pieced houses are so cute!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

sharpie said...

LOVE these!!! I've been needing something to store scraps and by gosh I think I've found it! :)

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

awww, these little baskets are darling...your partner HAS to LOVE them!