I did get a lot of mileage from those little baskets though! If you took an applique class from me at Colorz for Quilts, you will recognize them. I used them to demo the freezer paper/starch method many, many times.
|I liked the way the little bird ended up in this block.|
|This is the only block that doesn't have the little reverse applique center--I didn't have the heart to cut into the bird!|
|I outlined and stippled around all the baskets--soooo many starts and stops!! I quilted a "shadow " basket in the "blank" blocks-I think you can see it in the sampler fabric block in this photo.|
|This is my border. I got lazy and just wanted to be done with the quilt, so I skipped the border applique. To make it easy to advance the quilt on my HQ16, I did bead boarding and scallops with feathers inside of them.|
I was so happy to be finished with this quilt and have it hang in the Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Show this June. It won a ribbon, which was a huge thrill!
|I couldn't back up far enough to get the entire quilt in the photo. With the|
wide border, it is a king size quilt.
Since I used softer colors than the original, and finished it completely in May, I named it May Baskets.
|I did kind of miss working on these little blocks after dinner--it got to be an evening ritual.|