Sunday, April 20, 2008

Finally some sewing!

While I may not have been posting, I have done some little bits and pieces of work in between all the craziness around here. The week before the recital, I did play with some wonky piecing. I managed to (finally) make a house block to send to Bonnie.

Then I was determined to work on some basket blocks. For some reason, I've been avoiding doing them for fear of doing them 'wrong'. LOL. So I decided to just jump in. I made these two blocks. I really like the yellow background, so I'll probably stick more or less with that idea. I actually hand appliqued the handes, which was quite a challenge for me. I'm happy with some aspects of that, not so thrilled with other parts of it...I had a hard time getting them to lay flay, I suppose that is a matter of practice. These blocks are bigger than I had intended, they are mor like 8 or 9" blocks, though I haven't trimmed them yet, and won't until I get a lot more made. I came to a standstill on these because I was having sewing machine troubles. I was at the cabin, and the machine I have there got a thread wrapped around something on the inside and now needs a service. Hopefully I can get that resolved this week, then back to more baskets.


Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Can't wait to see the finished product.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I love the way that striped fabric curves around for the handle. thanks for doing the House for bonnie. I'll tell you a secret - I still haven't finished mine either. d'oh.

Heidi said...

cute baskets

the short half of the rest of it said...

oh! the house is so wonderfully happy! I love the flowers - in the garden and in the air :-)
the basket blocks are fun, will make a great repetition. the stripes are exciting.
as for laying flat... lots of steam LOL then if that fails, stitch it down to the backing!

Juliann in WA said...

These are great blocks. The baskets are so fresh and the house is properly wonky.