Monday, March 25, 2013

Basket Case

I've been working, off and on, on the "Easter Toss" project, and I thought you might like to see how it's grown.


This is as large as it's going to get, and I think it's probably around 40" square or so.  I'm working on bunnies for the corners, but I'm not far enough along that it's ready to show just yet.  I hope when I quilt this, I'll be able to make those tulips look a little less one-dimensional.  In truth, if you were able to see it in person, you'd see that the center "petal" is folded fabric--kind of like prairie points--and not sewn down.

I'm happy to hear a number of you are interested in Scrap Basket Sunday, and I like the idea of a blog button, but I'm not sure how to make one.  I took a photo to use but I'm not experienced enough with Photoshop to add borders with words--not without spending hours trying to do it.  Do any of you know how to do that and want to volunteer to make a button?  If so, feel free to grab this photo, or I can email it to you--or you can make something up yourself.


I was only able to make one block today but I'm excited about how the "prototype" turned out and I'd like to make a couple more before I post photos next Sunday.  And, as you can see, I went through my much larger scrap bin and pulled out some fabrics to begin with, so I'll have them handy.

I've had a happy and productive day in the Sweat Shop today; but it's back to work in the morning.  Still, I think it's things like having to go to work that make us appreciate our play time even more, right?  I hope you too had a great weekend!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's striking! I'm in awe of your borders! Very beautiful! Florence

Nonnie said...

I love it. Great job. I have been in FL for 3 months and cannot wait to get home and give my machine and stash A GREAT BIG HUG. Did alot of applique but it just isn't the same. I have so enjoyed reading your blog every day. I will continue to do so. I cannot wait to see your bunnies.

Donna said...

That is gorgeous! Love it!

Synthia said...

The ribbon borders are terrific!!! Absolutely perfect.

Carol said...

Cool, I'll use this picture and add the words Scrap Basket Sunday. I agree going to work helps us enjoy our sewing time more, we squeeze as much as we can in the time we have off of work.

Fiesta said...

Kim this block is gorgeous!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

nice! really nice. Love the borders.