This was the first year I have given Quilty gifts, kind of a last minute idea. I decided to make quilted baskets like Joy at The Joyful Quilter. I started by making three stip panels, one for each basket. The first was for my granddaughter in her favorite red, blue and yellow colors.
It turned out to be much more work for me than I thought. I kept having to make changes because I measured wrong, etc. Here is the saggy finish.
When this was done I decided that the other two, for my daughter and her SIL, a former quilter, would be carryall bags, lots easier. The one for my daughter, in her favorite turquoise, went very well.
The back was a green print like the handles.
The last one in purple and turqouise was a really big hit with SIL. She loved that I had unknowingly backed it with her favorite fabric, which she had donated to me when she quit quilting to take up paper crafting.
I'm looking forward to 2018 to work on my monthly Scrap Attack goals, which are all UFOs. If you have not heard about Scrap Attack, it is a fun way to have a monthly goal. It was a great idea from Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
Wishing all of you dear friends a Blessed and Happy New Year.