11 March, 2017

What's Nesting?

What's nesting at your house? It's almost spring, are there any birds eyeing your birdhouses yet? I haven't seen any here; but, there is nesting going on-- nesting baskets! You might remember that last month I posted about my LQS and its monthly "Let's Get Organized" club using patterns by Annie. This is the latest club project. I had a feeling that my oldest granddaughter might like a set of these in which to keep some of her little toys, trinkets and treasures. I took the pattern for her approval and she suggested the fabric colors. This "Dream and a Wish" line by Sandra Workman for Riley Blake designs fit the bill perfectly.

This was a fun project, it took me a little bit of practice to get the hang of it. My first attempt at a lid, on the smallest basket, ended up looking more like a popover than a flat-topped  basket cover. I persevered and quickly realized that if I stitched with the outer lid band "ring" on the top, to the round cover piece, flat against the sewing machine bed, s-l-o-w-l-y, it was possible to achieve a perfectly flat surface and a smooth seam at the same time. As stated in the directions! (Those wise words from the poster hanging in my seventh-grade home ec. room prove true once again: "when all else fails, read the directions!") In the end, I did remake a second lid for the smallest one. The results speak for themselves.
I learned a lot and enjoyed every step! I will definitely make more of these.
 I love the look of the little handles and the clear vinyl 
pocket on the fronts for labeling each basket's contents.
So, what's nesting at your house?
Life is Good!


cityquilter grace said...

very cute mrs g....

LizA. said...

oh! I love these!

Janet O. said...

These are so soft and pretty looking! Your craftsmanship looks excellent to me!
About the only thing nesting at my house is my Matreshka Doll collection. : )

Shasta Matova said...

These are so cute! Nesting containers is a great idea. They don't take up a lot of space and can hold so much.