I know I have probably mentioned it before - but I am not a hot weather fan. And today it reminded me of Kansas and Illinois in the good old summertime. However, I have my ac running and am comfy, contented and have been working with some reproduction fabrics. Isn't this pretty? It is made for twenty inch blocks but I reduced them to about 7 1/2 inches and it will make a piece somewhere around 36" square. That would be perfect for a wallhanging or even a tabletopper.
I am not the neatest quilter when I get going! There is fabric everywhere - I have way too much to choose from and then sometimes can't find anything I like. We just have too many choices anymore. However, there is no way you can have too much fabric. Note in the picture above that my basket blocks are together and I am deciding what to do about a border. Maybe just a piece on each side as I have put on the top and bottom - then it could be bound in the light or a pieced binding of the print fabrics. It has a nice soft look to it.
The big tub of fabric - see that little dark piece with the pink and the blue? I just love that chunk of fabric.
My oversized ironing board I bought at an estate sale across the street. It's wonderful, but where will I ever get a cover? And I will have you note that the floor under the ironing board is free of scraps - they are all in the basket! That won't last!!!!
The first block I did. They are cut oversize and I will trim them down. Love the way these fabrics look. And I was lucky to find some smudgy looking background fabric - and a lot of it - that I must have bought on sale someplace. It's perfect for these blocks.
This one is partially buttonhole stitched. I am doing them in black - like the look.