Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baskets Galore

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday the classroom at In Between Stitches was full of ladies making baskets for their Buttonwood quilts.  Beautiful, beautiful baskets.

This was the second meeting for the Buttonwood class.  A couple of the girls finished their quilts already.  Pictures just don't do these quilts and blocks the justice they deserve.

All of the girls have their three yo-yo's made, three per basket.

These baskets are waiting for their frames. 

Another glorious, finished quilt just waiting to be displayed for Fall. 

We were collectively auditioning sashing and border fabric to go with this set of baskets.

Someone in the room said how cheerful this quilt is....and they are exactly right!

I've posted a tutorial under the Virtual Classroom tab at the top of the blog, showing how to make the 6-1/2" corner blocks.  You begin with a lot of half-square triangles. 

Kaye brought in her almost finished Sallie's Quilt by Bonnie Blue. We collectively settled on border fabric for this beauty.

Melody worked on her Hat Box Quilt by Kaffe Fassett since she had finished her Buttonwood quilt.

It is a good thing "eye candy" doesn't have any calories!  We were all enjoying the candy the whole day!  I am so proud of all of the girls.  They turned my pattern into beautiful works of art.  Most of them utilized fabric from their stash to pull this quilt together.  Bags and boxes full of the prettiest stashes you have even seen adorned each workspace.

The time spent in the classroom quilting isn't just all about quilting.  There is sharing of quilting tips, laughing, eating, helping others decide border dilemmas, and helping those who are going through some tough times in their lives.  A quilting class is much cheaper than therapy.

Support you local quilt shop and sign up for a class.  You'll be so glad for this creative outlet and the sharing experience.

As always,




  1. Wow, so many beautiful blocks. Definitely lots of eye candy.

  2. How incredible to see your design interpreted in so many wonderful ways, Lynn! Each quilt is a masterpiece! Excuse me while I go for my "therapy" session!

  3. Wonderful quilts and show and tell...makes me want to do baskets too, have been meaning to fo some time.
    I love Kaye's quilt..
    Julia ♥