One fat quarter for the exterior, one for the interior and a third for the cuff will make three baskets. If you prefer that each one be different, you can make them from leftovers in your stash.
You can even use quilted practice pieces for the body of a bucket, as well as leftover strip piecing.
Bucket by Paige at Quilted Blooms.
Once completed, use the buckets in the sewing room and elsewhere to corral little odds and ends. They also make wonderful gifts. The designer, Christina from A Few Scraps, says:
“I’ve given them filled with candied nuts, with my homemade granola, with chocolates, with craft supplies, with socks, with flower bulbs…any other ideas? They’re an easy way to both wrap a gift and give a useful handmade container.”
She also has provided a video to show how easily the buckets go together.
Each finished bucket is 4 1/2″ w x 4 1/2″ h x 4 1/2″ d.
Once you understand how they go together you can easily adjust the size, if you want. Or, check out Christina’s pattern for “Quilted Nesting Buckets” in three sizes (there’s a small charge for this pattern).
Be sure to scroll through the reviews at the bottom of the pattern description page to see more creative examples of buckets made from this pattern.