Summer Basket Quilt - block progress

These are the basket blocks that I worked on last weekend.  I am as yet undecided on the basket handles.  They are a bit thinner then the pattern ones (which I like) but I machine stitched them on...with a straight stitch down both sides...not your standard applique method!  I ended up doing it that way as I was completely frustrated with my prior attempts.  I made just the two handles (cut on bias) and then went back to completing the basket bases, so I didn't get really wild and give up.  Some straight forward piecing soothed me, but I think I am going to ponder these a  bit longer before I tackle the next step. 



Before I could get back to the baskets I got a little distracted. Firstly it started with a small purchase, because although I don't NEED this fabric (with the writing on it), at $10 p/m it was a bargain and I WANTED it......then I WON three cute blue fat quarters - which were donated from the shop Heart and Soul Patchwork.    Let it be said that since I have been attending my local Guilds meetings I have become very lucky!  Isn't it ironic that my purchase matches my freebies?
After all that free/cheap fabric I wasn't looking for more...promise!  Then I ventured out to brave the big chain store that carry patchwork fabric (whom I normally avoid), because I wanted to buy some newspaper print fabric and some foam board to make a design board...but no I got very distracted and brought this loot instead!
I think I might just have to give in and admit that I am a country/reproduction kind of girl.  I love looking and other peoples modern fresh white and crisp colours but when I go to buy that colour palette...well I am not sure what happens but my husband and the credit card breath a sigh of relief!
Happy quilting Sue SA.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely fabrics, it seems ages since I bought fabric and sewed anything of my own, reckon that things are going to have to change in 2013. I am feeling the need to create for me, and not just other peoples quilts, (although this is still a great joy too).

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  2. The shirtings are lovely and I will be stalking that shop to find some for myself! Your baskets are lovely, I can't remember how many you said you had to make. You are so quick with them. And lucky you winning some fat quarters. They are lovely!

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  3. Your baskets are beautiful! Love the fabric you ended up coming home with :)

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  4. Your basket blocks are coming along nicely and look very pretty. Great fabric purchases(and wins).

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