Monday, December 6, 2010

BASKET BLOCK

Another basket block up on the wall for the basket sampler quilt.  And some star filler blocks.
I did not care for the basket block that was next in line in the pattern set.  It was sort of a fan basket with yo-yo's for the base and the handle.  I chose a Jan Patek design instead and modified it somewhat.  I like the result much better than the original yo-yo basket block.

I made it to the craft store today for some supplies to decorate my new tree that I showed you in the last post.  Hobby Lobby has some very similar trees and they are called Alpine trees.  I was just calling mine a prim style tree.  All their Christmas trees and decorations are half price right now.

A short post today.  Stop back again soon.

Karen

27 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Love it!!!!! *wink*

Loris said...

As I am not very crazy about yo-yo's, I love the choice you made making your basket. The blocks all look wonderful together. I'm going to have to put a basket quilt in my 'bucket list' :-) (aren't I funny?)

Linda said...

Love the basket block!

Cheryll said...

Sew cute!

Lorraine said...

Loved your Christmas tree story from the previous post...I think the tree is great...very "natural" looking! Looking forward to seeing how you decorate it. Love the basket block - and it's nice to change things to suit if you aren't keen on what the pattern is telling you!

Christine said...

love it...and the star!

Barb said...

oh how I miss Hobby Lobby! they don't have them here in NJ :(

Love your basket block with the cherries spilling into the next one - so whimsical!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the tip on Hobby Lobby. I'll have to make time to get over there. Basket and stars are wonderful!

quiltingnana said...

cute basket block...can't wait to see all the basket blocks together

Sue said...

What are those fabrics in your blocks? They are gorgeous! Very pretty and I cannot wait to see more.

I love Hobby Lobby :D

Darlene said...

Love the new block! Can't wait to see your tree decorated.

Allie said...

I love that basket block - love the way the flower droops over it. Alpine tree, I'll have to remember that!

Lori said...

More terrific blocks from you! I love the basket you made.

paulette said...

I think Mary from Quilt Hollow has been in the eggnog...OR she knows something that we don't?? I can tell we have another gorgeous basket quilt coming our way!! LOVE the colours!!
Paulette

Yvette said...

Thats another great basket block.

Lisa said...

The block looks great Karen, and I can't wait to see that tree all decorated!

Cisca said...

Lovely basketblock and stars! I love your December stitchery (and all other months) very much, too. I'm looking forward to see your tree decorated!
Greetings, Cisca

Kathie said...

love the basket block
oh how I wish the Christmas decorations around here were 50% off already!
Kathie

Marie said...

Karen that is a beautiful block. Y0ur work is always so pretty. I love your Christmas trees. Hopeing that in 2011 we can really meet , maybe a the LQS, thrift store(love t hem) or even Hobby Lobby. Merry Christmas to you and Hubby. Hugs, Marie

julieQ said...

This is going to be a beautiful quilt! I really like the alternative block you chose...wonderful!

Crispy said...

Lovely Blocks!! YoYo's are not something I have ever learned to like, your block is MUCH prettier :o)

Crispy

Stina said...

KAren.. your Basket quilt will be soooo pretty once finished.. all of the baskets you have sewn so far are just wonderful!!!

Myra said...

I like your replacement block Karen! Looks great, and love your filler stars... Great fabrics! 8-)
Love your Prim style trees!
Have a great day!

Shakerwood said...

I have a couple of Alpine trees that came in a set of three. Some years I decorate all three, some years none. And they are also pretty with no decorations at all!

Libby said...

Can't quite picture what the block would have looked like - but you've made an excellent substitution *s*

Carrie P. said...

Lovely block. you are such an inspiration to me.

Stephanie said...

What gorgeous blocks and such warm and cozy colors.