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)