Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Basket Blocks

Hello Everyone,
I started working on the new Emilie Elizabeth using only the new Marcus Fabrics, Judie's Album Quilt, which will be in quilt shops later on this year.

This is an easy block.....really.  There are two double flying geese, three four patches, four half square triangles, two rectangles, and one square.

I don't know about you, but for me, I have to work with the fabrics for a bit to see what looks best together and get a "feel" for the them.  I could say that I planned the placement of the circle design in the center of my double flying geese, but it was just dumb luck.....I'm not that smart!

I think the twenty baskets that surround the medallion center are going to be beautiful.  I want all of the baskets to be different.  The only unifying part is the square running down the center.

Starting in January 2015, we will be offering a BOM at In Between Stitches that will be identical to this new quilt, and I think it is going to be gorgeous! I liked the first version of this quilt, but I'm REALLY falling in love with version #2.  You will be watching it grow over the next few weeks.  I want to have this finished by Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) in mid October, then I will be shipping it off to Quilt Market in Houston for display in the Marcus Fabrics Booth.

I have my work cut out for me.  My sister Gail will be helping me beginning today.  We will be in full quilting mode for days......do I hear weeks?



  1. Beautiful fabrics....the quilt is going to be beautiful.....

  2. It's going to be beautiful. I'll think of you and Gail stitching away, and wishing I could be there too. Mind you, then there'd be so much chatter and laughter that your days/weeks would definitely turn into months.

  3. This is going to be so awesome in more ways than one, Lynn! You and Gail will be known now as the Quilting Sisters! I can hear the laughter and puppy barks as I type!

  4. This quilt is going to be gorgeous Lynn.

    Have fun with Gail making this quilt !

  5. This quilt is lovely. I think I would like to make this one too. The fabric is just wonderful. I can't wait to see more. Have fun.

    Best wishes,
    Aunt Bea

  6. Yep...I echo what our Sue's said! Especially the part about the chatter and laughter! We'd just have to sedate Mr. Joe! Those sweet little baskets are already an inspiration!

  7. This quilt is just going to be wonderful! How fun to be able to play with such beautiful fabrics! And to have your sister to come and play with them too! Awesome!

  8. Gorgeous baskets!! I love how you are putting the colors together!! And that basket with the circles perfectly placed: couldn't have been a happier piece of luck!! :-) Good luck with all your sewing!! I know you are super busy, so you don't need to reply to this: just know that I'm thinking of you!! Hugs, H

  9. By any chance is there a written pattern for this basket block