Who knew this little block would cause me to burn my fingers a number of times. Not to mention sending steam out my ears! :(
I spent Tuesday morning arranging my basket parts on my design wall. I have a few very dark colours to spread around. I think I am good to go but I need to applique the handles of one block to see if everything really fits. While I sipped my coffee and sandwich I perused the early episodes of The Quilt Show. Show number 210 has Alex demonstrating how to make a four inch Postage Basket block. She has a couple of good and time saving techniques.
I really don't mind hand applique. But I must confess that this has been a busy month sew...
I had already prepared my bias handles so the machine stitching on one side wouldn't have saved me anything but a card board for positioning was wonderful.
The centre with the body of the basket measured a wee bit bigger than my drafted copy. :( Sew I did the expedient thing; it is my quilt after all. I lengthened the white rectangle between those little footies an half an inch and it all works. sheesh
It is feeling a bit more traditional than I wanted which makes me want to change the setting. Hmm, what if...
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