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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Basket Class

Yesterday I took a basket class at Country Quilts and Bears in Clearwater.  Susan has been teaching these for a long time.  My friend Janet and I have so often said we wanted to learn, and so Janet came up with a great Christmas present idea for me - this class !  Here is the intrepid Susan teaching us ....

I did not quite finish my basket in the class, so did the last couple of rows this morning.  The fabric I used was a old blue and yellow print.  The appearance of the fabric changes a lot with this method, so as long as you like the colors, it doesn't really matter what fabric you use (you can get rid of old stuff you no longer like).  It was interesting to see the different effects people got with different fabrics.

Here's a view of it turned over ....
Janet spoiled me with the gift of this lovely little strawberry wool pincushion.  She is so good at making (and actually finishing !) small projects.  I love it !

And I also picked up my PQ challenge quilt from the quilter..... just need to put on the binding now.

 Hope I can get that done today
This whole quilt was made using scraps and things that I already had - I only had to buy fabric for the backing.  I am making it a goal this year to sew as many quilts as possible out of things I already have -I have collected fabrics I really like, and it is time they were used !


Donna in SW PA said...

Love the basket!!!! and a nice top to go with

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Der Korb ist klasse geworden ! Sowas wollte ich auch schon lange mal ausprobieren, und ich finde die Geschenkidee richtig gut, denn sonst bleibt es oft bei den Plänen ;-)
Liebe Grüße

Lou said...

très funny ton panier et j'adore ton top ! bon courage pour la semaine !

Roni Hunt said...

Always perfect, Heather!!!! Such fun!