Sunday, October 16, 2016
Playing with Baskets
Yesterday I decided to pull out these basket blocks that I have had for quite a while to THINK about putting this quilt together. The receipt in the bag with the pattern, my finished blocks, and fabrics says November 2008. Don't ya think it's time???
This is a quilt pattern by Lori Smith, From My Heart to Your Hands, called Four Seasons: Spring Blooms. The blocks are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" finished.
I saw it at my LQS and had to make it. Here is the photo of the original quilt from the front of the pattern.
First I started playing around with the layout of my blocks. Hmmm.. what would they look like without that green sashing? And with the little baskets around the sides, rather than in the middle? Hmmmm. I kind of like the busy-ness of this.
Then I cut some sashing strips and put them up on my design wall with the little baskets, like the original pattern. Hmmmm. Very soothing.
I have only made 4 of those green leaf appliques for the corners (see pattern photo) and probably will not use them after all.
What if I added some green setting triangles with the little baskets? Of course now I would have to make more little baskets. :-) Green would also be used in the corners.
Seems that I have created a design dilemma for myself... What do you think? I always appreciate feedback from my blog friends!
I have continued to quilt the red and white Oak and Reel quilt. I am really loving hand quilting at night while watching TV.
Just a quarter inch around my design and in the triangles. Next decision will be how to quilt the borders.
Decisions, decisions, decisions.. I love it!
Linking up at Kathy's Quilts on Sunday Slow Stitching.