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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Bitty Basket Blocks

You may recall my recent obsession with basket blocks thanks to the sew-a-long at http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com/. When working on those blocks I had one left over after one of the browns I chose didn't play well with the others. I set the block aside and hoped to someday make more, maybe even enough for a large(r) quilt.

In reviewing pictures from my trip to Houston last fall, I even discovered that the one basket quilt that caught my attention was a slight variation on the same block.

All this to say that this past weekend I got the urge to make more baskets!!!

I started by just picking a few 1.5" strips out of the scrap bins to make a couple blocks but when I realized there was really nothing else I wanted to work on over the weekend, I cut up a lot of "kits." All this cutting also meant that I could be cutting neutrals for my current blue/white leader-ender and neutral arrowhead projects at the same time. wootwoot. :)

I now have 10 baskets made and kits are ready for 5 more. You can see a stack of neutrals in the next shot - just a smidgeon of my collection. If I were to admit to collecting any kind of fabric it would be neutrals as they seem to be in 99% of my projects.

Ever on the hunt to organize all 1 million seven hundred and seventy seven projects I have going...the finished blocks have been put in this candy dish and the kits are in a muffin tin. And yes, Midgie was bribed for this shot :)

Anyone want to make basket blocks with me? I can post a tutorial on how I make these with the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers...


Janet O. said...

I am still recovering from my recent basket obsession--don't get me started again. I really love that quilt that served as your inspiration!
And what is with all the food containers as holders for your parts? That would make me salivate while quilting! : )

Connie said...

Cute baskets and I would make some with you but I have 1 million seven hundred and seventy EIGHT projects!

Diane H said...

Just that many projects? Your little baskets are lovely.

Denise :) said...

Sarah, it will be lovely, like all your pieces! I want to know what you used to bribe Midgie?!? Hahaha! :)

Michelle said...

The quilt is so nice.
As are your blocks.
I have too many things on the go too.

Sue Daurio said...

those are some tiny little pieces in those blocks, but they look great!! And Midge really seems to like them too :)

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your basket blocks, and the nice brown one looks great on your kitty!

Candy said...

What a cute basket block! What size is it?