Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dresden Basket

Hello Everyone,
 
The girls in my Sew'n Wild Oaks class requested a few smaller projects this year.  My idea was to make different blocks using a Dresden template.  This little 12" basket is going to be one of our first mini projects.
 

I can just picture this block in Christmas fabrics, or made in pastels for Easter.  Put three of them together and you would have a nice table runner. It would be a cute pillow, small wall-hanging, or the center of a medallion quilt.  I feel a whole new quilt coming on!  The journey begins with just one block, one idea, and my mind takes off in hundreds of directions.

After I finish the applique, I'll add some embroidery to dress it up and finish it off.  All of the fabrics used in this little gem are from Marcus fabrics.

This has been a week to share with family.  Our daughter-in-law turned forty on Thursday.  There was a big family dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate with her.  Sunday, we'll have a houseful to view a slide show I put together of Athena's life.  This slide show idea created quite a ruckus in our house.  We collectively decided it was time to organize all of the thousands upon thousands of pictures that were stored in trunks, boxes, envelopes and drawers.  We went digital around the year 2000, but prior to that, it was all prints.  Mr. Joe has been organizing and sorting every picture one by one as he strolls down memory lane.  He is a past president of the local camera club, so everywhere we went for the past 40+ years, the camera was always present.

I have been scanning and sorting through all the digital files.  To make a long story short, the slide show is finished and tells the story of Athena's life in 200 pictures.   Athena is a beautiful person with a good heart, and she's given us two of the best grandchildren on the planet!  Happy birthday "daughter".


Soon,
Lynn

12 comments:

  1. The basket is so very pretty! Looks like it would be fairly easy to stitch. Good idea.

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  2. Looks like a great basket, and such a different use of a dresden.

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  3. What a beautiful Woman Anthena is....and the basket is darling......I love it.....

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  4. OOOO - I like this and might even be tempted. Athena is a very beautiful young lady - and lovely name, too.

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  5. Love and basket block! What a beautiful family life - cheers to sharing the milestones together!

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  6. Lovely design Lynn, it will be so versatile in many fabrics and seasons. Thanks for the inspiration,

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  7. Such a sweet basket...I love dresdens & keep a notebook of just Dresden patterns and ideas...and then there's that beautiful Daughter-In-Love who is blessed with the bestest In-Laws ever!

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  8. Love your dresden basket it is fabulous!

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  9. Oh, oh, oh....I love Dresden's, Lynn! What a fabulous idea! I can imagine how fun Athena's birthday dinner was and it's going to be a hoot when she sees the video!
    Cheers!

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  10. The Dresden basket is adorable. Enjoy Athena's birthday.

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  11. Happy birthday Athena. I hope you enjoyed your day on Thursday and have fun today.

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  12. Beautiful Dresden Plate basket! Sounds like a great birthday planned for your beautiful DIL.

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