Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Basket Beginnings

Hello Everyone,
I have finally been home for more than two days in a row and it feels so good!  I've been getting reacquainted with my sewing machine and quilting room. Oh how I've missed them!
How many times do you have things that you HAVE to do, and in the back of your mind there's a list of things you WANT to do. I WANTED to work on the little baskets for my Dresden I did. 

The fabrics are from the Past Endearments collection from Marcus fabrics. 

Two baskets finished, ten more to go. 

They are going to be combined in the same quilt with these blocks.......somehow.  I can't let all of the cat out of the bag just yet.  There is going to be some embroidery in the basket too.

I used my Patchwork Math book and calculated the size of pieces that I needed to cut for the square in a square along the side of this block.

Now today I am going to work on my list of things that I HAVE to do.  I begin filming again for The Quilt at the end of July.  I will be putting five, short segments together centering around Patchwork Math.  I teach this all the time, but there is a BIG difference between a 6 hour class and  5 to 10 minute segments.  The word of the day is condense.

Graduation is late this year in our area.  I don't remember the school year continuing almost to Father's Day.  Our granddaughter graduates from 8th grade on Thursday.  When I graduated from 8th grade, I was lucky to get a cake, a card, and a pat on the back for a job well done.  Well, our granddaughter is heading to Washington DC and New York City for six days!  Kids today seem so much more mature than back in my day.  Was I "delayed" in the maturation process? I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up! 




  1. I think a lot of us wonder what we will be when we grow up Love seeing those little baskets...very creative with the dresdan blades!

  2. The Dresden baskets are darling.....good luck on the math short segments....I'm sure it will go very well......

  3. Catch up is the name of the game here after visiting Wilder's Last Resort! Lots to do in the Squash House gardens before any sewing. I'm so glad to hear you're back in the swing, Lynn! Maybe next year Mr. Joe will have enough blueberries to fill your darling baskets! Now about that growing up - don't ever - OK?

  4. I really do love the dresden baskets. Definitely something on my wish list to do!

  5. Those dresden blocks are sure cute: and I love the colors of those fabrics too. And I think you have figured out what you want to be when you grow up: a quilter, a mom, a wife, and a good friend!! :-) Hugs, H Good luck in getting ready for the quilt show!