QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern.

Monday, July 25, 2011

WOOL STEAMER BASKET

I had no idea what a steamer basket is and now I know.  This one will never be used on a wok.  What a great idea to add such a pretty decorative wool piece to the lid.  No, I didn't make it.  I am not that good at embellishment.  My friend, Karen made this.  The lid is dome shaped.  She added batting behind the wool circle, glued it all down, then added decorative trim around the edge.  She is using it for a sewing supply basket.  She is going to add a covered cardboard circle inside the basket as the basket bottom is woven slats.  That will keep anything from falling out....like a needle.

I thought you might enjoy seeing something different.  Karen was lucky enough to find the steamer basket at a thrift store.  She says they usually have three bottoms and only one lid.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Karen

31 comments:

Monica said...

What a fantastic idea! I love it.

Wendy said...

Love the crazy quilting embellishments and how neat to use a steamer basket this way.

ferne said...

Love this! I have one that I bought a thrift store with the intention of using it, but that hasn't happened so maybe it just needs a new use!

Terry said...

That basket lid is so cute! What a great idea! :0)

Betty Lou said...

How cute, very talented friend.

Linda said...

I had no idea what a steamer basket was either until I saw this. I love the wool top. Gorgeous!

Susie said...

Now that is darling and very unique!

Lori said...

What a terrific idea! I would have never thought of it.

Sandra Kaye said...

Love the wool top on that box. Just beautiful work.!! --Hugs--Sandie

Allie said...

Great idea- that is really sweet!

Karen said...

Now I wish I had kept my steamer basket. :(

Julia said...

I love the wool crazy - lovely colours too!

Julia x

Janet O. said...

So clever--and so well done. Who thinks of these things?

QuiltSue said...

What a clever idea.

Carol said...

That's wonderful! What a great idea...Karen does incredible work.

Crispy said...

I love this basket!! I'm always amazed at the ability of some to repurpose items :0)

Crispy

Cheryl said...

Too clever...some people are just so creative!

Liriopia said...

Love this idea! I am forever trying to find storage that will keep like items together and this one is a space saver, too. I think I saw these at a dollar store once. Maybe I will get lucky?

Liri

Shakerwood said...

Now that is thinking outside of the box!

Libby said...

Love it!

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing such a clever and lovely idea!

Dawn said...

She has a beautiful eye for color and placement...and a clever idea for re-purposing. Thanks for sharing!

Lizzie said...

What a great idea! Christmas is coming and easy quick ideas are all welcome. Lizzie

deb said...

that is WONDERFUL...love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Neat idea. I was thinking too that a wool piece would look equally lovely on a small shaker sort of box that you can get at Hobby Lobby, Michaels or JoAnns.

Raewyn said...

This is gorgeous - and what a great idea - thanks for sharing it and reminding me to think 'outside the square'.

Rose Marie said...

I have a small steamer basket (it came with tea bags) that has a huge pin cushion inside; but I would never have thought of decorating the dome top .... great idea.

deb-bee said...

Just sooo cute. How did Karen finish the edge where the wool meets the wood rim?? Thanks for showing it to us. ;-) with little bee-hugs, Debby

Dixie said...

What a great idea! I have one of these that I bought with the intention of making Chinese dumplings. Thanks for showing us this great project!

Lisa said...

What a clever idea! I love it! And not just because purple is my favorite color. :)

Carrie P. said...

what a neat idea.
been catching up on your posts.
Love those samplers. WOW!
So sorry you did not get to have such a fun vacation but glad to hear you got your eyes fixed before things got really bad.
A very sweet quilt that Mary made for you.