Friday, August 19, 2011

A New Basket

I was with my quilt bee friends yesterday at another basket making class. I've been looking forward  to making this basket and knew it would be a challenge. It turns out that the challenging part was not the center design but the swirl design traveling up to the top. There are a few mistakes but I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It measures 11" in diameter and is 5" high. I'm going to try and replicate that center weaving with fabric.
And...I would love to try and make a little square basket with the same design. Maybe at the next class.
Here are some photos.




And something special in the mail from michelle in NYC...

a lovely card, some beautiful feathers, dried geranium, and a delicate lace edged hanky
Michelle will be making a feather to send to Jude for the Magic Feather Project.

And I've heard that Otis has sent Jude a feather.

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's a lovely basket!

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

Wow Deanna, you did a wonderful job on that basket! I can't see any mistakes, but you as the maker would see them. I absolutely LOVE the star in the center. And I loved visiting Otis again. Your finished cloth is wonderful and I can't wait to see in pop up in further works!

;-) Debi

Jeannie said...

Your basket is wonderful! As Deb said, I see no errors, but I know how that goes.;-) I am looking forward to seeing Otis' contribution to the feather project. Michelle gifted you some beautiful feathers and treats. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

deanna7trees said...

thanks, Jeannie. it was a fun day. Otis' feather should arrive at Judes by tomorrow. and yes, a beautiful gift. more things to play with.

Els said...

This really is a beauty Deanna !!!
Inside ánd out !

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

THE COLORS AND HOW THEY PLAY OUT WITHIN THE ROUND, LOVELY. ANT ISN'T THAT CENTER MOTIF THE SAME AS THE QUILT I SAVED FROM MY OLD FRIEND-
http://mscomfortzone.blogspot.com/2011/08/looking-for-one-thing-finding-another.html ?-I WONDER IF IT HAS A NAME?

HollyM said...

Wow! The basket is beautiful. I'd love to be able to try it.

Susan Tennison said...

Deanna- It is a great basket. I love the colors and the design is very unusual! You did a great job!

woman with wings said...

Deanna, you are a woman of many talents--your beautiful new basket is so intricate--I can't even imagine doing that. And I like how you will carry it over to cloth. Will watch for that Otis and his feather!

Notjustnat said...

Deanna, the basket is amazing! I bet you love it. I'm glad you are still basket weaving. It's so neat, you are a pro. Hugs Nat

nandas said...

deanna, that is such a beautiful basket, bright and fresh looking. i was wondering what you would keep in it but then i thought its too beautiful to hide it with filling!

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