I hope you all had a pleasant weekend. It was a very productive week for me working on Party in the Garden at the cabin. Except for watching the antics of the acrobatic squirrels, I have hours of uninterrupted time to quilt. All I have to do is add a touch of embroidery to the mailbox and the birdhouse, then I can sew the sections together. This section will be months one, two and three for the new BOM.
My quilts would not be complete without adding a flange. This cute little red and white check is just the perfect match for the red a white stripe fabric that acts as a frame to the little hexy flowers. Don't be afraid to add checks and stripes to your quilts. Try it....you'll light it!
The small 6-1/2" basket will give you fits unless you take it nice and slow. You can see that the half-square triangles are smaller than a dime once they are sewn together. I sew two blocks together, lightly press, add one more, lightly press......you get the picture. I find that if I press after each addition, the rows stay nice and straight. I selected a background with just a slight hint of a tone on tone design so I can machine quilt flowers in the triangle above the yellow basket section.
I'm off to work this morning at the quilt store. Tomorrow I'll be teaching Scrappy Leaves at the shop with a very nice group of quilters. We will have a fun day and I'll be taking lots of pictures.