In addition to sew-ins, classes, retreats, and all that modern quilting, the Seattle MQG likes to swap. We do it several times a year with a variety of projects, and last night was the cute and trendy Pixie Basket.
I figured while I was at it, I might as well make two, so I gifted one (above) and took the other (below) to swap!
Someone asked me about my construction methods: I followed the tutorial - fused one layer of batt (Warm & White) behind the exterior panel - but used interfacing (my favorite Pellon SF101) rather then muslin on the lining. For a super smooth and clean finish, I did Marci/marci_girl's little trick for that final step of closing the opening in the lining, And for me, pressing the corners as Heidi suggests for nice boxy corners, is my last step of choice.
Below is the perfect little Pixie I received from Becky/rockinquiltbabe at the swap. She actually quilted the main exterior which just adds to the cuteness and structure. Thanks Becky!
It was hard to get a good photo of all the Pixies, but at least you can get a hint of all the goodness! I saw several modified baskets - which of course is easy to do with Heidi's tutorial. (See mine in the back center? It's 2 x 3 x 4 1/2’’ per the original instructions, just for scale.)
So goes another fun swap. Back to those w.i.p.s now!