This little basket from Pink Penguin
is one of my favorite items to make when I need a sweet little giftie! I made this particular one for my friend alwaysinmyroom
. I like to do quite a bit more quilting than the tutorial calls for, I generally quilt on either side of every seam, but have also occasionally free motioned all over.
I used Essex Linen from Robert Kaufman in Steel for the linen parts and some of my favorite fabrics, including some Avant Garden by Momo, Lizzie House Pearl Bracelets, Carolyn Friedlander text prints, and some Kate and Birdie. I've upsized this pattern before
, and if you do so I highly recommend adding a layer of interfacing to the lining fabric, but at this small size (5 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 4") just the interfacing is enough. I also was taking a picture of the adorable cherry selvage dots on the Momo fabric!
Laying out the patchwork: