Friday, February 5, 2016

Butterscotch Baskets Continued

 Hello Everyone,

After reading all of the comments from yesterdays post, I see that we have a common bond, our love of Thimbleberries and Lynette Jensen.

I'm making great headway on the Block of the Month (BOM) for RJR fabrics using Autumn Landscape designed by Lynette Jensen.  I have 32 blocks completed.  During the BOM, you will be making 4 of each block.

At my cutting station (my kitchen island), I'm cutting enough fabrics to make each block four times.  Once that is done, I'm doing some power sewing.  Before I know it, I have four blocks completed.
In this case, I have enough cut for sixteen blocks.  Sometimes I feel like I'm herding cats trying to keep everything organized.  So far no major mistakes.....that I know of!

Each set of blocks is then assembled into a grouping of four.  Take a good look at this picture that I took before the blocks were stitched together.

See the little dot of red in the center?  Yes, it takes a bit of time to stitch and flip a little square on the corner of each block before they are sewn together.  To me, that little elements adds so much to the overall design. It looks like a little bow tie. It's just stinkin' cute!

All of my little red squares are attached and the empty spots will soon be filled with little baskets and pinwheels around the outside.  I also like the look of the four, little off-white squares in the center of the cluster.  Another fun and unexpected little "bit" in the design to add interest.

At first I was concerned the large scale prints wouldn't work well in my small pieces.  I was so WRONG!  The diversity of scale and color is working beautifully in my design.  Stepping outside your box is so worth it! 

Click here for the link to Lynette Jensen's blog.  You can add this one to your morning blog reading.  I know I did!

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments yesterday.  I'll try to personally respond to each of you today.  Company is coming for dinner tonight, so I have to clear off the dining room table so we can eat.  I won't be doing quite as much power sewing today.  We've been enjoying the snow up here at the cabin.  The water doesn't look too inviting this time of the year.

We tried to convince Mazey to walk out on the dock, but she wasn't having any part of our planned picture.  The other evening when we took Mazey out for the last walk of the day, I slipped and fell on my patoot on the icy road.  It's a good thing I have a lot of padding!  I know where your mind is going.......I was wearing a heavy jacket....wink!

Enjoy the big game this weekend.  I'm cheering for the Clydesdales!



  1. One of the best unveilings ever! The red dot really does make a difference and the blocks are great together.

  2. OMG, I love how the little pieces play with the bigger ones! I've learned so much from you about carrying bits of color from the center outward, too! I'm with Mazey - no way am I going to walk that plank, er dock! Hope your bum isn't suffering from that fall. We might have to send you some clamp on studs for the bottom of your shoes!

  3. First off, the blocks are gorgeous as usual. But, where do you get your energy. I am pooped just reading how much you accomplish and knowing how little I accomplish. And, did you finish the Heritage quilt? You are definitely an inspiration. And, whatever you take for energy, pass it along.

  4. Love the blocks. You are amazing.

  5. Your blocks are beautiful. Be careful out there on that ice and snow.

  6. Looking the blocks and the colour combinations. That little red square in the middle and off white squares do add charm.

  7. Living in St. Louis, I ALWAYS root for the Clydesdales! They are beautiful horses, for sure! By the way, your blocks are beautiful and the touch of red is the perfect oomph!