QUILT INFO

This is the first block from the pattern "The Milkmaid's Album" which was designed by Betty Alderman. Out of print pattern.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Basket Blocks and More

I am participating with a Facebook group that is making basket blocks.  Whatever basket design or designs that each person wants to do.  The group started in January so I am late to the party.  I have plans to make many more basket blocks than the group plan is as I want a larger quilt and probably strippy style.  Here are the fifteen blocks I have completed using mostly Jo Morton fabrics.  The baskets will be set on point (or at least that is my current plan).  I was inspired by the basket blocks that Wendy (The Constant Quilter) is making.  You can see some of her blocks here.


I completed two more blocks for the Lori Smith design quilt that I am working on.



I received a handmade gift from a fellow blogger.  A needle case.  The cover is made from selvedge edge strips.  They are edges from reproduction fabrics.  Selvedge edges on quilt fabrics are so much more interesting in recent years.





I like the little notebook in the back.  That can be very handy for whatever notes a person might want to make. 

I am almost over the severe gout attack.  I am trying to follow a diet that will help prevent future attacks.  I don't want to go through that again.

Karen

27 comments:

  1. Those are wonderful blocks and the basket quilt is beautiful. You really get a lot of stitching done in a week, It took me that much time to make 5 small ones, lol.

    Debbie

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  2. That basket SAL was very tempting to me. I love basket blocks and the one you chose is kind of my "go to" basket.
    Your applique blocks are colorful and beautiful!
    Lovely needle case. I also have one made of the selvages--a gift from a blog friend. Use it constantly!

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  3. So sorry to hear that you're sick and I sincerely hope you will be better quickly !
    Your basket blocks are beautiful Karen ! How many do you want to do ?
    Lovely appliqué blocks as usual !

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  4. I hope you get to feeling better and stay that way. I am so impressed with how much you get done. All the blocks are lovely. Your gift is fantastic, yes the notebook would be very handy for notes especially when you leave a project and go back to it and forgot some measurements or such. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I am loving all the baskets and the colors you have chosen. Those are two pretty applique blocks, too. The little needlebook is adorable, especially with the cute little notebook added. I hope you can keep your gout problems away with diet... you really had a bad attack, didn't you? Glad you are feeling better!!

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  6. Love those baskets and your blocks!!! You are really getting with the program Karen. Yes - stay away from that gout! If I get off my Celiac, I pay for at least a week and not going to go there except once a month and then very very carefully! I hate losing time to something I have eaten!

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  7. Oh your little baskets are delightful! I'm happy to hear I inspired you. I was going for simple so I would get them finished, but honestly Cake Stand is one of my favorite blocks. You just can't go wrong! Your applique is so stunning! And I love your little needle case. Yes, selvedges are getting more interesting. I give most of mine to a friend who makes lots of fun things with them and has admitted to buying a fabric just for the selvedge!

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  8. P.S., I am happy to hear the gout is diminishing. I hear it can be very painful. Happy stitching!

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  9. More wonderful blocks, Karen. I am making basket blocks from Lori Holt patterns included in the monthly Sew Sampler Box. I'm pulling fabrics from my stash and trying to match the colors Lori uses. I think I'm going to have one weird looking basket quilt...but it will be what it will be :)

    Glad you are feeling better!

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  10. Cute little basket blocks. Are you actually piecing?!? And what a great use for selvages. I don't buy much yardage, and never save selvages, but then I see such cute things made from them. Glad to hear you're feeling better!

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  11. I love your basket blocks. They are a favorite of mine. Your applique blocks are looking good. Glad to hear your gout is clearing up. Hugs

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  12. Karen preciosos bloques de cesta ¡¡me encantan!!
    los bloques aplique maravillosos.
    Me alegra saber que te encuentras mejor
    buen fin de semana

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  13. What a sweet little gift! Your little baskets are adorable--can't wait to see them all together!

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  14. Your baskets and Lori Smith blocks would look great together in a quilt! I think baskets are the most charming pattern.

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  15. Oh My--lots of things in your post today--love the basket blocks--I love any kind of basket--regular ones and fabric ones and quilt ones!! Really like the 2 new applique blocks==you do such a good job on the circle pieces!! and what a cute little needle/notebook gift--
    and I am so happy to hear you are so much better--
    enjoy, di

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  16. That's a fantastic needle book - looks nice and big! Mine is similar, but not as large (and doesn't have a notebook - which would be nice). I really like it, but often wish I had a little more space to keep more threaded needles in it without tangling as much. I love your blocks - beautiful stitching, Karen. Do you use the perfect circle templates for your berries? Baskets are always awesome, and one day I really need to make a basket quilt of my own. Glad to here the gout is subsiding!!!

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  17. The baskets are great. I don't think I would tire of making baskets, they are all so different. The Lori Smith blocks are coming along, you have been really busy haven't you. Glad to hear you're on the mend. My brother gets gout and I know it much be hard.

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  18. I just love basket blocks. Your applique looks fabulous.

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  19. What an adorable gift. The basket blocks are as sweet as can be. Jo's fabrics work perfectly in a pattern like that.

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  20. Love your header - such wonderful applique. I think most every quilter has a soft spot for basket block quilts. They are so charming and classic. Take good care of yourself and enjoy some stitching.

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  21. So glad to hear you are feeling better! Very sweet baskets and beautiful applique. I love your little needle book, such a lovely gift.

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  22. You just can't go wrong with basket blocks! I don't think I will ever get tired of them myself. So glad you're feeling better! I've heard gout is terribly painful.

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  23. Your baskets are going to be wonderful. Isn't it fun doing a sal like that where there are few, if any, rules!! I am loving it.
    Glad you're feeling better!!
    That needle case is ADORABLE!!!

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  24. what lovely work on all of these! :)

    I worked with a guy in the past that had gout / inflammation problems..I know that it can be very painful :(

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  25. Lovely blocks. And glad to hear you’re feeling better!!

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  26. Hi friend! I love your basket blocks and how can you go wrong with a strippie quilt?! Maybe I'll make a little one for the 2018 swap.
    The notebook cover is sweet! I love quilty friends and gifts. I feel like I've been a slacker in many ways.
    Glad to hear you are on the mend.

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  27. Sweet basket blocks, and I love the applique blocks!! Really sweet needlecase, very clever. I'm glad you're almost over the gout, I had to laugh about the diet, I did the same thing after a kidney stone. NEVER AGAIN.

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