I haven't posted in days, and I have an excellent excuse. My sister Gail and I have been making another Butterscotch Baskets quilt at the request of RJR fabrics. Most likely this one will travel to Australia once it's finished.
Gail has been VERY busy making all 80 of the Ohio Star blocks on her own at home. She also made 6 of the little basket blocks. If it weren't for her, this quilt would not be this far along in the process.
While Gail was sewing the frames around the basket blocks, I was sewing the blocks together in groups of four, and added the little red dot in the center. Then I made 6 more basket blocks.
Here's our workstation without a cookie in sight! Those two Berninas were humming for days.
All parts are pieces are done....just waiting for a quilt to be born. it is amazing this small pile can become an entire quilt.
We started assembling the parts and pieces yesterday morning.
Good Morning All...Gail here to put in my two cents. We have had another marathon quilting session going on since Tuesday at the cabin. We haven't posted during this process. Instead, we've just kept our noses to the grindstone the whole time! We were seeing daylight yesterday when we started putting it all together. We were like two horses headed for the barn! And now as I am writing, Lynn is sewing the last seam. I "made" her do the last one that joins the two halves, since she is faster and I am "all tuckered out"! I do have to thank Mr. Joe, who took pity on me, and brought home two BOXES of cookies the other day. Of course, I had to share, but I SAVORED every bite! Now it's time for me to head home. Stay tuned to see what I have "volunteered" for next and Sweat Shop Central will open it's doors once again. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
All it needs now is some borders, and it's off to be quilted.
The first quilt is now on display at Quilt Haven on Main in Hutchinson, MN. They are selling kits if you are interested in making this beauty from the Autumn Landscape fabric line by Lynette Jensen from Thimbleberries. (If you buy a kit, Gail has graciously volunteered to go to your homes and make all 80 Ohio Star blocks for you.....wink wink!) It's fun to tease your sister.
Mazey wanted to get in on the action and make sure you saw her "selfie". Unfortunately you can't see her pearly white teeth.