Thursday, November 13, 2008


Itty Bitty Baskets ;-)
These itty bitty baskets (4" x 4") have been keeping me busy while watching TV in the evenings! This is one of those projects that's being planned as I go along. No duplicate baskets - all different fabrics. I have no idea how I will set them. Any thoughts??? I've considered narrow sashing and cornerstones or an alternate block but for now I'll just keep making baskets till I'm tired of making baskets! LOL
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32 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

They are really cute and I like the color palate. I need to use these colors sometimes and switch up the red once in a while. Cactus needle blog is doing baskets too.

Raedene said...

Such darling little baskets! You could alternate a solid square with one appliqued.

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Oh those avery cute. I love the fabric you are doing them in ! Where did you find the pattern for these ? I would love to make a mini from this pattern for my grandmother because she just loves basket quilts

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute Darlene! The might be cute just treated as individual blocks with a narrow sashing in between them.

Wendy said...

Those are the most charming baskets I've ever seen. I love your fabric choices...I look forward to how you finish them.

Kathy Wagner said...

Really cute baskets! What about adding a triangle on the side of each basket block and then joining them together?

Lurline's Place said...

Look forward to seeing what happens to the little baskets!
Hugs - Lurline!

Judy said...

You know I like them just sewn together. Not sure how thin sashing would look, but they are spectacular!

Kathie said...

oh I love basket quilts!
just keep making them till you have enough for your bed, wouldn't it be fun to look at all the different fabrics in the quilt .....
you will only need to make a couple hundred :)

did you draw the basket yourself?
Kathie

Stina said...

Oh they are so cute... hmmm...endless ways of setting them together...sashings and hourglass blocks... well good luck in your designing!! :o)

Carol said...

I LOVE your baskets...they are the cutest little things ever! I like them all sewn together...no sashing...don't want to take any attention away from those little babies.

Stephanie said...

They are so cute!

Salem Stitcher said...

They are so sweet!

Juliann in WA said...

these are very fun and I can see that they might be addicting - so great to have a hand project ready to go

yellowfarmhouse said...

Love the little baskets and in the Blackbird book they just put lots and lots of little baskets together with nothing else in between - so you could always do that.

Hugs - karen

Carrie said...

They're gorgeous! So how many more baskets do you want to make? Or should I ask, how many more baskets are you "willing" to make?

Because if you don't mind making more of them, you could replicate a gorgeous quilt from the new Blackbird Designs' book, When the Cold Wind Blows. It is made entirely with itty-bitty baskets like yours. While their quilt is set on point, the effect would be much the same ~ all those wonderful fabrics and baskets!

So I say ~ make more baskets! Of course, by the time you're finished, you might not be so much in love with applique... :)

Knot Garden said...

I think they look nice set as they are without sashing. What about varying some of them by adding a flower? Thya are beautifully done. I will look forward to seeing how the quilt turns out.

Threeundertwo said...

How darling! I would just put a very simple sashing between them.

What a fun project!

Lizzie said...

Your baskets are soooooo cuuttteeeee! I think lots of them all right together would be very cute!

Pat said...

Cute little baskets. I am sure that what ever way you decide to finish them, they will,be adorable.

Yvonne said...

Very cute!

Carrie P. said...

Very cute. I definitely see some sort of sashing. Have fun.

kjquilts said...

Cute little baskets! Can't wait to see how many you make and how you set them!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Those are tooo cute missy!! Love them. Is that a pattern or did you design them?? Very cute.

Vicky said...

Some sashing with appliqued vines and leaves winding their way through the baskets! These are great, Darlene.

julieQ said...

So pretty!!

Cheryl said...

Those are the cutest itty bitty baskets ever! Great job :-)!

Karen said...

I'm impressed! I think I would like them without sashing. And I still think adding light baskets on a dark background in between what you are now making may be the way to go.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh they are sooo cute! Anything you do with them will look wonderful!

Nan said...

Cute, cute and more cute! Your colors are wonderful!

Ginger Patches said...

Those are adorable!! And so tiny! I can't wait to see how you finish it...it'll be cute no matter what you do :)

Karen said...

Oh boy! I love baskets. They are so cute. I marked a page in a book, sometime back, with tiny baskets. I'm going to find it and make some.

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