Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wow - a wild fire...






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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7 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

this is going to be very pretty Elle!

Margaret said...

One thing I've learned from quilting and knitting is how to be humble. If the pattern is "wrong", make it right is my motto!

Dolores said...

I like it. I have been thinking of making a basket quilt.

Jo Ferguson said...

I think these blocks will go through a few more arrangements before you make a final decision. I promise, it will all be worth it, in the end. It's nice to meet someone else who has difficulty with an iron. Mind you, I've never had smoke come out of my ears.....yet.

What Comes Next? said...

there's no such thing as wrong or a mistake - they are all new design possibilities! Your baskets are looking great!

Lorette Cole said...

Looking good Elle...

Createology said...

This looks like sew much work to me. I feel you will somehow put your Elle touch on this quilt before you are finished. The Elle WOW factor! Blissful Day Dear...