Sunday, June 27, 2010

Basket Blocks


Lots and lots of rain today with several periods of really heavy downpours. Such a good day to sew, don't you agree? Although I think most of us agree that any day is a good day to sew!
For some reason, I seem to have been trying several different projects and not being too enthusiastic about them here lately. However, I haven't spent that much time on any that I don't seem to get caught up with and haven't wasted that much time nor fabric. One example is the asterisk blocks which are really cute but kind of fussy to make. Today I made these little basket blocks - I had seen a very cute little quilt on the internet someplace and it was easy to make something similar to it. The applique is easy to cut out and quick to machine buttonhole stitch. It only took 15 to 20 minutes to applique each block. I decided to use black thread around all the pieces - that is a really old fashioned look. Three more blocks will be all that I will make then add the same color sashing with maybe some squares on the outside sashing all the way around as I did on Tisket a Tasket, then a white border. It won't be very big, but it will be fun to quilt. (Click to enlarge)

8 comments:

Karen said...

Carol you find the best patterns! I love the baskets!

Quilting Queen said...

and it will be a sweet quilt...love the reproduction fabrics...wish I could get my act together and amass some...I seem to head over to the jewel tones. I look forward to seeing it finished.

Leslie said...

Oh cute and a great way to use the remaining reproduction fabrics. I like the black thread. I searched this past week in Detroit for batiks for a new bed cover for my sons girlfriend. She is moving out of the dorms at MSU and into her first apartment in the fall. Sounds like a reason for a new updated bedroom look. huh? lol I will show you what I found when I see you next.

joanne lendaro said...

Love the baskets, and the fabric selection is just perfect! What a wonderful way to spend a rainy day!!

Uncle Bill said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me! And Fashion Friday's are always a treat. Toasty in Kansas! Be talkin' to you!

Anonymous said...

You amaze me--always busy!

Pokey said...

These are so cute! I like your rainy day pastime!
I'm planning to do a flower basket soon, and the reproduction fabrics just work so well to make these sweet blooms.

Janet said...

I've had such a good time reading through your blog. You are an inspirational quilter with so much talent! I love these sweet baskets.