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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.


Donna in SW PA said...

They look great!!

Janet 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

Lou said...

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