Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Divided Fabric Basket (Noodlehead)

I whipped out this divided fabric basket for Baby Cummings (WHO IS BEING BORN TODAY!!!!!) a couple days ago. I used this pattern by Noodlehead: http://www.noodle-head.com/2013/01/divided-basket-pattern.html.

I love this basket! I did do a few things differently (don't we all?). Because I had the Pellon ShirTailor left from the diaper bag posted below, I used that, plus the fusible fleece, for the main basket pieces - I really like the heft and stiffness of that combo. I also interfaced pretty much every other pattern piece. I really wanted this basket to stand up under the rigors of baby-changing :-)

I did have a bit of confusion over the instructions for inserting the divider (probably my fault), so I just did my own thing and it turned out perfect! I used Bungle Jungle by Tim and Beck for Moda Fabrics. Actually, my DIL, Autumn, has a thing for elephants, so I have been "collecting" elephant fabrics for months. I let her choose from  my elephant collection and she picked these. I think they are perfect for Baby Cummings :-)

I used the larger scale print for the pocket, against a multi-dot, and a yellow jelly roll strip for contrast.


The back. I used the plaid for the handles.


She chose the blue-on-white elephants for the interior.

Now all we need is Baby Cummings!


Denise said...

Congratulations on your new grandbaby! How exciting! I love the Bungle Jungle line. I made a baby quilt out of it for a co-worker and it turned out wonderful. So bright and happy! Have an awesome day!

Heather said...

Love the basket Nadine. Great for baby things and craft stuff. You must be very excited about a new baby to welcome into your family!