Basket Weaving 101
42 x 64
Hand quilted with various colors of perle #8
I won all of the blocks in this quilt from Block Lotto. These weave blocks were from October 2014.
These Banded Baskets were the November 2013 Block Lotto block. I almost wasn't going to make any because I had to applique the handles and I don't really like machine applique because I usually don't stay within the bounds of such small pieces. I'm glad I tried the hand appliqued handles and even gladder I won. I love basket blocks. (That brown/yellow basket is one of my own complete with applique handle). I have baskets enough for another project. I just thought a few of them would be fun in this quilt.
I pieced the batting together from pieces leftover from other quilts using zigzag stitch. The backing and binding were from my stash.
I will link up to Julie's Binding Blitz at the end of the month.
And speaking of basket weaving...I've made one basket in my life...about 15 or maybe even 20 years ago. I didn't like the process enough to make another. It's a divided basket. And I keep some of my old embroidery transfer, cutwork and old crochet edging patterns in it.
It is a Q2 Finish Along Goal (#5) and I'll link up with the Finish Along at On the Windy Side at the end of the quarter in June.
I'm going to go Whoop! Whoop! it up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
And because this WIP is now a Finish I'm linking up to WIPs Be Gone at A Quilting Reader's Garden.i