Just this morning I finished this adorable little basket and filled it with fabric goodness.

The pattern is from the project booklet designed by Fiona Calvert that came with issue 29 of Love Patchwork & Quilting, you can download the 2.5" and 3.5" clamshell templates here!

The bees are fussy cut from a 'Flying High' panel by Skinny Malinky Quilts, it's printed on Kona Highlight - which is hard to photograph and much brighter than it appears here! I'm looking forward to more of her collections, the panel is fabulous quality.

I like that it looks like the bees are trying to fly out of the basket!

I added some hand quilting to echo the clamshells and picked colours that worked with the Japanese denim. 

For the top stitching on the basket and the handles I went with a soft buttery yellow, 50 wt. Aurifil #2130 and it stands out without fighting the brighter Highlight yellow.

The basket fits a fair bit of fabric and is a lovely size to sit on my desk and hold charm packs, scraps or fabrics for my next project! This is the first finish off my Q2 FAL list ✓ 

I just wanted to make it, it doesn't really fit the Le Challenge theme of 'fine' specifically but I'm going to go with the fact it's a fine way to store fabric!

If you have any 'fine' projects made in the last month, head over and link up - there is a giveaway :)

I'm also linking up with:

at Faith and Fabric this week
and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts