Thursday, March 8, 2007

Basket Block #4

I've finished 4 of my basket blocks, the one on the right (Purple Pansy) is the latest addition to the completed pile. I really love how these blocks are turning out, each one is different and it's fun to look what the next block will be.

My Birds of a Feather BOM class is this coming Sat and I'm not finished the 2nd block...oh well can't do everything. I've got the vines to applique and 15 berries to applique as well, not looking forward to all those berries. There will be some time to work on the block in class so that's what I'll do.

I had my last class for sock knitting last night and learned to finish the toe with a "kitchener stitch", it's basically a weaving technique. I really enjoyed meeting the ladies in class and we were all disappointed there wasn't more classes. Maybe we could have a "sock reunion" in the coming months, that would be fun to see how many each person has made. I have 1 sock completed and 1/2 of the other one.

Now onto more painting in the kitchen while the contractors work on the wainscoting in the bathroom. Still not working tub or sink....hopefully soon.

11 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Wendy, those basket blocks are so sweet! I love them, as well.

Carole said...

Ohhhhh, those basket blocks are lookin sweet! I was going to join the Birds of a Feather BOM with my favorite quilt shop The quilted crow but felt it would be too much given I haven't yet finished the one I started with them in July 2006, which ended in Dec. I'm only on block 4 and there are 9. It is part of my UFO list. I enjoy hand applique but it does take some time. Happy quiting!

Bea said...

Looking so beautiful, can´t wait so see more!

Libby said...

The baskets look great - especially since they are filled, don't have to wonder what might be in them *s*

Pam said...

Those are such pretty blocks. Perfect with the 30's fabrics.

Judy said...

Luvvvv those baskets!!

Nancy said...

Sweet is precisely the word for those blocks.

Rose said...

Im always delighted when i check ur blog and u have a new post because u always have something beautiful to share!....i love these blocks, they r just so pretty and they will make another gorgeous quilt!!

Nadine said...

Dear Wendy,
I just visited your blog, and had such a great moment ! Sooo many beautiful quilts and blocks to see ! Congratulations ! I will come back very often... Just as many of us, I also fell in love with your cute baskets blocks. Do they come from a book of patterns ? Could you tell me which one ?
Thank you sooo much !

Enjoy your quilting !
Smiles !
NADINE in Belgium

Melinda said...

I love the basket blocks - they will make a great quilt. Do you have a setting planned for them?

gwen said...

The basket blocks look so adorable. I am hand quilting a basket quilt at the moment, I think baskets are so heart warming. Your socks are turning out beautiful. But mind you can get addicted! Take care.