Ever since I got my hands on Kajsa's book, "Scandinavian Stitches", I've had my eye on her quilted baskets. With a little wire as the secret ingredient, her simple design means that you can make very large fabric baskets that still they hold their shape pretty well.
Yes, I knew I wouldn't be able to resist those quilt scraps for long! This is the seventy-four year old quilt, reincarnated as a lovely large, nice soft basket to hold whatever we need it too. At the moment, it is Tilly's toys that are taking over the living room -- so, into the basket they go!
Of course, once all of her toys were inside, Tilly wanted to get into the basket as well...
How lovely to have something so old, and with so much history, not only on display, but being useful. And, in case you're wondering just how big our big basket is, I made it 13 x 13 inches, which is the perfect size to fit into an IKEA Expedit bookcase!