I spent the weekend away with 9 other members of my local quilt guild, sewing, eating and chatting. I had no major goals for the weekend, and took along some basket pieces and modern cross blocks to keep my busy. Lets just say I did plenty of eating and chatting!
This basket is called "Picnic Basket" and the colours seemed very appropriate to me - bright and sunny. I also completed the Sewing and Cherry baskets while away. Lots of little pieces to keep me entertained.
The modern crosses are growing... it's been a while since I committed to a quilt with more than 9 blocks... if I ever do get to 60 it will seem like a huge accomplishment. I wonder whether I will have any followers by the time I finish it? I love making each block and putting them up with their whanau (Maori for family), but even I can see how this could become a little boring. Maybe I should do a monthly update on this to keep things moving along a little bit?
And the basket/sampler blocks so far... the setting triangles are just placed there for effect at present, I need to cut more to get a bit of variety - but I just wanted to see what it would look like! I need to get instant gratification when I can :0)
Since the final layout will be 5 x 5, I have got more than one whole row completed! Woohoo! Don't you find it interesting how the setting triangles/sashing help to make the busy background pieces recede and the jelly roll/basket colours come forward? I am really glad I didn't choose cream for the background!
Maybe it's time to do some more applique to keep things interesting... what would you like to see??