I had a few hours to play in my sewing room this past weekend so I made four more basket blocks to slip into my Primitive Gatherings The Magic of Christmas quilt. With the red and green color scheme I am doing, plus my plan to do a diagonal set, I need some additional red blocks, and since basket blocks are my favorite, they were a natural choice! I have exhausted the 6 inch basket block patterns in Judy Hopkins 501 Rotary Cut Blocks book, and was in a quandary as to what to do next. I want as much variety as I can get.
I was at my daughter's house for dinner the other night, and on her table was a table topper I had made for her using this Picnic Schnibbles pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. Turns out those little basket blocks are six inch finished, just the size I need. Plus, there are five variations!
My plan is to make six more basket blocks, and I managed to complete four. Two are the same, darn it, but that's ok. The darker
Cake Stand block looks as if it is all one color, so it is different enough from the one below it that has more contrast in the two fabrics I used. I will just spread them far apart in the quilt top and no one will be the wiser.
I may not be posting much this week, as my family is planning something that is going to occupy me with little time for blogging. I will check in again hopefully on Thursday. Have a great week.