Still on plan, making progress on my Hill Country Baskets blocks. Wow. There sure are a lot of them. And they don't go together very fast. Now, Thelma made this quilt, and she grumbled quite a lot in the process, but I don't recall that she complained about how long it took to make the darn basket blocks.
But as I recall, she DID make her quilt smaller than the pattern... About now, I am begininng to understand why.
I've made quite a lot of these baskets, and I estimate that I am perhaps close to being half way done. Some of these baskets will not make it into the quilt, so it's good that I make extras. Can you see those two blocks that look like the baskets are empty? lol Not quite enough contrast going on I'd say!
I will probably make my version of this quilt slightly smaller than the pattern, as Thelma did, mainly because I don't need it to be as big as a circus tent, but also because I am afraid there may be an issue with the lattice fabric not being quite enough for the full sized version.
Although now that I think about it, I have changed up the fabrics so much in this quilt that the lattice, setting square, and border fabrics that came in the kit are probably all wrong now! Do you ever do that? Make so many changes to a kit that you kick yourself for spending the money on the kit in the first place? Story of my life!
The past two days have been my complete idea of perfection. Two days of being on my own, with maximum sewing time taken advantage of. I think I got in six or seven hours of sewing in on both Tuesday and Wednesday. I managed to squeeze time for both Eva and Grandpa into the schedule, don't worry!
Speaking of kits...come back tomorrow, and see what I dug out of the cupboards!