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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Applique Baskets

I have been making these small applique baskets for a while.  I have some charm packs of French fabrics, so I drew a small basket that fits exactly on the 5inch squares (as I didn't want to waste any !) and the background squares are 6".  There are 30 finished now, and this afternoon I prepped another 70.  I have now used all the background fabric I had and am not sure yet how big I would like the quilt to be.  All the baskets are different, and all shades from pastels to very dark.  I have an idea for an applique center, and I also have some plans for the setting.  They have been so much fun to do - it is hot here now and they are small and not heavy in my lap .

I have made a little progress on my big and small boutis, but as I said, it is hot here and very humid, so having a larger piece on my lap is not too much fun at present.
Hope everyone had some time to sew this weekend.

6 comments:

Donna in SW PA said...

They look great!!

Janet Slee said...

Love them!

hiromi said...

Lovely! I am looking forward to your progress.
"it is hot here now and they are small and not heavy in my lap" is easily understandable for me in hot and humid Tokyo! I am making small baby shoes for my young friend who is expecting at present.

Karen said...

I can't wait to see all the baskets together! I think it's hot everywhere - makes for small projects. I'm looking forward to fall.

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Die Blöcke sind klasse ! Ich hatte schon befürchtet, dass Du das applizieren aufgegeben hättest.
Das wäre nämlich jammerschade :-)

Liebe Grüße
Angelika

Lou said...

Cela va être joli !!!Contente que tu aies commencé un nouvel ouvrage ;)