Today we have a special guest post from Anna, who writes over at the blog Noodlehead. Read Anna’s post below about her popular Divided Basket pattern, using our Tuxedo collection! You can find Tuxedo in stores and online now.
Thanks Dear Stella for having me over today!
I was super pumped about getting some of Dear Stella’s new Tuxedo collection to try out! If you’ve stopped by my blog, you’ll probably soon find out that I love black and white. It’s so classic and timeless looking.
I really enjoyed making these Divided Baskets. I think it’s a great way to show off a variety of fabrics.
One thing I think people overlook when starting a project is really evaluating which fabrics go where and how they come together in the overall look of a project. This basket is a great example of not necessarily going by the rules. I think it’s really helpful to not only look at a pattern’s fabric requirements, but to also look at the pattern pieces themselves. Sometimes a pattern designates certain fabrics for certain pieces, but you definitely don’t need to follow that! I think you really learn to get creative when working with the pieces of fabric you already have. For this example instead of making the front pocket with the same fabric, just to throw another design in the mix, I simply used a fat quarter for the pocket.
Sometimes you can make your project stand out in a different light if you take time to look through the pattern and understand how the pattern pieces are used and where. You can really change the look of a project just by mixing things up!
Thanks, Anna! We love our Divided Baskets. Tuxedo is in stores now – find it online or ask for it at your local quilt shop!