Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Block of the Week

Hello Everyone,

What can I say, I'm a sucker for a basket quilt.  This is the new Block of the Week program that just started at In Between Stitches.
After choosing some of the fabrics and packaging them up, how could I not start this quilt? I don't want to get behind.  We are only two weeks into the program, so I was playing catch-up yesterday.  I combined my 2-weeks worth of fabric and finished half of the blocks.  I'll make 10 a week, and by the end of the 12 weeks I will have 120 of these little beauties just waiting to be put together.

The baskets are 4-1/2" unfinished.  They are adorable!  I'm using a method that makes 8 half-square triangles at once, so these little ones go pretty fast once all of the pieces are cut out.  There is a HST tutorial located in my Virtual Class at the top of the blog.

The program is available to view HERE.  You know me, I can't stick with directions so I will probably put mine together in a whole different way than Edyta Sitar suggests in her Scrappy Fireworks book.  I'm seeing some applique in my border!

Those of you that follow my blog know that I'm supposed to be machine quilting Butterscotch Baskets this week......that was at the top of my to-do list.  Well, I have to get my machine quilting mojo has left the building and I can't find it!  Instead of machine quilting I'm doing accounting, writing pattern directions, and making cute little baskets. I'm also preparing another tutorial for the Country Charmer Quilt Along tomorrow, and I'm getting ready for The House on Edgewood Lane class on Saturday.  Maybe I should just go back to bed. Maybe my dog Zinnie can be pressed into service......Golden Retrievers are Service Dogs you know. 

Well, I can't put this off any longer.  I have to start my day.......I think I'll start by having another cup of coffee.



  1. That's OK. - Writing quilting pattern stuff is good, too. ;D

  2. Lynn, those baskets are adorable!!! Such lovely fabrics, too!! Another cup of coffee is a great way to get going!! Blessing for the work of your hands this day!

  3. I sure like these blocks and your fabrics are real beauties, that's for sure. I can understand about quilting though, I'm supposed to be quilting a project but just sit and make CC blocks. I'm enjoying the designing of each block immensely. Thank you Lynn.

  4. Sometimes it takes a break to find your mo-jo again, Lynn! I wouldn't mind taking a break for this project at all!

  5. I could you not make these baskets! They are beautiful! I am participating in a basket exchange with a friend...we exchange ten a month, same size as yours, but it seems to take me forever to make one block. I will definitely check out your tutorial! Hope you enjoyed your second coffee!

  6. The basket blocks are adorable, it will be a fantastic quilt in the end.

  7. I can quite see why you had to start these, they are so cute, but that's an awful lot of baskets to make!

    As for your day, it sounds like mine - too many choices. Trouble is, I end up flitting from one to another and not really getting anything done if I'm not careful.

  8. I love basket blocks and those little ones are just so sweet! I have Edyta's book and have thought about just playing along/out of my collection... even the first 12 are cute on their own!