As this has been coming together I have been making more Spring Baskets as leader/enders. I will have 10 when I am finished. I've made mine a little smaller than the pattern.
|Yes, I see the error in the top, middle basket. I have more trouble with|
baskets than anything else!
I think 9 of them will go in the above setting and the tenth may find its way into a little quilt that Kathie posted the link to earlier. You can download the free pattern for Baby Basket here.Many of you are aware that Temecula Quilt Co. posted basket number five and the setting for their Blessings Baskets sew-along on Thursday. I was very anxious to get all of the fifth baskets made for my four versions and get them set, but time has not allowed. I did make the last basket for the batik set and cut the pieces for the setting. Here it is on the design wall. Can't wait to sew it up and get the others made.
Barrister's Block Sow-Along. I was behind by several blocks on the Christmas set. Now I am all caught up there--until Wednesday.
Look how fun these plaids and stripes are when they all come together!
I should never have signed on to the SewCalGal Free Motion Quilting Challenge. I am always squeaking in under the wire with my link. And I don't have a very good photo of my quilting. Everything turned out either blurry, washed out, or the quilting didn't show up. I haven't wanted to try out March's challenge on something I liked, so I postponed it as long as possible. Last night I was flipping through this book when I came across this design and it made me think of a table runner I had made years ago and never finished because I wasn't crazy about it.
So I pulled out the runner, bought some greyish purple thread today and started stitching these little tulips with some loops thrown in for good measure. It is really hard to see the stitching. I made lots of mistakes, but I am not extremely unhappy with it. I might even use it.
Finally (sorry this is so long--I only seem to get around to posting once a week and then there is so much to share), I got my fabric winnings from Doniene's 15th Fabric Giveaway. She is posting a giveaway of a small bundle of fabric the 15th of each month throughout the year. If you link to follow her blog you won't miss any of them.
I'd better save the rest for later. I need to get this linked to the FMQ challenge before I turn into a pumpkin.
Until next time,
p.s. Happy April Fool's Day, and happy birthday, Chris! I actually have the pattern and fabric gathered for your gift! : )