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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Quaker basket

A finish for me! Happy Dance!

It's a Quaker design for an exchange on Legacy. I don't believe my partner reads my blog so I think I am safe in posting the pictures. I am really happy how this worked out, I almost didn't finish it this way because it's a fiddlely thing to make. I do wish that I used a different basket, because the swing handles on the Nantucket basket move, the lid doesn't stay where I want it to. I am toying with attaching a button on each side of the basket and then a loop on each side the lid.

I purchased the basket at the Christmas Tree Shoppe, don't ya just love a bargain!





11 comments:

Von said...

Oh my goodness, Joanie, what an awesome exchange gift! The stitching is beautiful, of course, and to have it on such a useful basket, well all I have to say is what a lucky partner you have!!

KarenV said...

Fabulous exchange Joanie - very creative!

Giovanna said...

It's stunning!! Lucky partner indeed, well done!

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous Joanie! What a fabulous exchange gift!

Jeanne said...

This is a wonderfully creative finishing solution. I must not be the recipient, though, since you know I read your blog! Whoever she is, she's lucky to get this!

Vonna said...

SUPER exchange piece and so creative. Gorgeously done! Hurray!!!

Iris said...

It's gorgeous !!!

samplerlover said...

Hi Joanie, what a beautiful exchange gift. Your stitching is beautiful and I love the basket. Your partner is very lucky. - Sandra.

Jackie in UK said...

Goodness Joanie! What a fantastic gift.... your partner is *very* lucky and you are a better person that me - I simply could not have given this away. :-) Beautifully stitched and finished!! Is this a commercial pattern or did you come up with the whole thing from start to finish? I love it!

Jackie x

Sue said...

Hi Joanie!!! You did a fabulous job on this exchange. Very creative!

staci said...

Wow, it's fabulous! Some lucky person is going to be thrilled to receive such a wonderful exchange!