Thursday, June 16, 2016

In my sewing basket

When Lori over at Humble Quilts asked if her followers wanted to participate in a sew along, I was curious. We were challenged to make a basket block for the center. I decided to plat along.
I looked through my pattern stash to see if I had anything to spark my interest. I decided to draft my own.

Then I decided to sew it onto a white background. I thought one blue stem would add interest and help the marbled fabric not look so crazy.

I was happy to find the basket weave fabric. At this point, the I felt the colors were very strong. I like bright colors and fun prints too, but there was something that I felt needed to change. So I auditioned a different background, and I liked it. 

I have been working on my hexagons too. I dug out these Denim Hexie's, they are my oldest UFO to date. I started these when Ieada was in the hospital with Cancer. I would bring these along in a plastic container. I put them away when Mark wanted it to be king size. Just one more Hexie flower to go.

The other Hexie quilt 
I am doing is the New Hexagon sew along from Katja Marek.

I also visited a local Quilt Show in Baytown Texas. My dear friends Billie and Susie met me there and we enjoyed the quilts and a Bed turning. 

One of my favorite quilts in the show was the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt made by my friend Connie Sheffield . I was able to get a quick picture of her and the quilt. 

She has inspired me to get back to my Mystery Quilt. 

Last but not least I met Carolyn Koenig. The famous Quilting designer from Austrailia. It was a pleasure to see her enthusiasm for quilting and how she studies Vintage quilts to reproduce them. It was my pleasure to see her trunk show and learn about her new fabric line.  

Yes I added the Hexie's to my shirt too. 

Thanks for visiting.



  1. Very nice that you drafted your own basket. The shape reminds me of an old old basket I have from West Virginia that was my great-grandma's. Cute idea to put hexies on your shirt;).

  2. Cute basket and tulips, I did tulips in a basket also! I think you used one of the fabrics that I used in all of mine. Small world!

    1. Thanks, how neat! I will look yours up.