Sunday was a bit of a lazy day. I played with hexies and basted some more. I have the table spread out so I can get back to working more on the borders – I still have two borders to attach to Handful of Scraps and then play with a design for the border. One idea for the border I was playing with (there have been several ideas) is this one – a zigzag kind of line – maybe the one line like this or several put together? Not sure – just playing right now.
Also I was playing with the baskets from the book A Cold Wind Blows. In the book the pattern is called Trick or Treat and it is made with mostly orange and brown type fabrics and there are a few nine patch blocks mixed in with the baskets and a few plain squares. My intention right now is to just have baskets in the quilt and possible – an applique border. But plans can change – nothing is written in stone for sure when it comes to my quilts. The pattern says 300 – 5.5 inch blocks – I have cut mine 6 inches and I will want my quilt to be about 100 x 100 like usual. If I have a border less blocks will be made. Linking to Love, Laugh, Quilt and Em’s Scrapbag.
Right now these basket blocks are finished:
These baskets and squares got cut out on Sunday and are ready for applique. I had planned on using a bundle of fat eight’s that I had set aside that I was using on Williamsburg Beauty and had a ton of pieces left over and the backgrounds are from a bundle called Butter Churn Basics plus some others that were on the shelves. I will probably add more colors to the collection as these browns, blues, red and pinks are kind of on the dull side and I like things a bit more lively usually – we will see.
I was going to work on wool applique – the flower blocks I showed yesterday– but it turned out I don’t have enough bright colors in my wool box – lots of dull colors but not brights so I have ordered a little bit and will get to work on it after they arrive. Today it is off to the Honda shop to get the airbags replaced for the recall. Then grab lunch at the mall and look for some new shirts and hit Sam’s for some large quantity’s of things we go through before heading home. Might look at a few more shops before Sam’s but most likely not – although in this particular area I know my way around and there are quite a few places I actually like (Melanie used to live in this area so I actually know my way around) – Target and Barnes & Noble to name a few – I will need to check before I leave if JoAnne’s is still over in this area or if that one had closed – I am just not that much of a shopper anymore. I do no I want to be well on my way home before rush hour as I hate the Little Rock/North Little Rock traffic after 3!!
Should get around to some sewing in the evening.