Sunday, March 23, 2008

Finally ready to start

Hi All,
Okay, so I haven't posted yet, but I've been reading and planning (sort of, at least). This is my most hectic time of the year, but in three weeks the craziness will end and I can really get to my quilting stuff.
My plan for this project with the repetition is BASKETS. I've wanted to do wonky baskets for a long time, but just haven't gotten to it yet. The other reason I've chosen to do baskets is because I'm thinking that it might push me to learn a tiny bit of applique. I've never actually done any applique though I've taken several classes. I did fine in the class but couldn't do it once I got home and gave up. One was a machine applique class, the other was hand applique (and both were with REAL pros - Karen Kay Buckley and Didi McElroy, so it wasn't the teacher that was the problem it was me).
I figure that I can do some little appliqued handles on my baskets, and retreat to pieced if I get too freaked out. LOL.
So now I am ready to start sewing, but can someone PLEASE tell me where I put my Collaborative Quilting book? I need to look at Gwen and Freddy's baskets but my book is hiding.


Carol E. said...

It's at the bottom of that one pile next to the thing-a-majig. Duh!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Baskets is an excellent plan. I'm sure that Collaborative Quilting is hiding somewhere, ready to spring out and play. Three weeks isn't too far off - will be great to have you come out to play.

Juliann in WA said...

I love baskets! What a fun idea. The problem for me is that I want to do it all.

BrendaS said...

I've made some of those wacky baskets,and they're really fun, and the applique is relatively painless. I hope you figure out yout techie problems soon -- seeing the pictures is the fun part.

Lynda said...

Hope your book has surfaced by now, but if it hasn't, stop looking for it, and it'll turn up in the last place you expect!