Monday, April 02, 2007


A Tisket, A Tasket; Pretty Little Baskets

I’ve been playing with charm packs for weeks now and I’ve been ready to do something a little more substantial – more “meat”, so to speak. I’ve looked through patterns, books, etc and finally settled on this project. They are definitely a bit more time consuming than my four patch charms (LOL). You might notice there are four different versions of the baskets/cakestands and I need to make 9 of each. Yesterday I was having so much fun working on these beauties that I lost all track of time. A fabulous day in the sewing room.
Edit: I'm not using charm squares for this one - I have partial fat quarters and scraps from another project. I didn't want to mislead anyone!

Take me out to the ballgame!!! It’s that time WOOHOO – it’s baseball season. A needle and thread with a cute project and a baseball game on TV makes me a happy girl. teehee

25 comments:

Screen Door said...

Basket blocks are one of my favorites...

Lisa D. said...

Those baskets are just cute as can be and I love your fabrics, especially that wavy stripe in the bottom right corner! CUTE!

happy Zombie said...

Your baskets are beautiful! I know what you mean about "more meat". It's just that it's so hard to cut up those darling charms! Though now that I see your beautiful baskets... I know how to solve my problem of cutting into the the charms... I just need to buy four charm packs instead of two!

I'm hoping one day the charm packs will be sold without pinked edges. Grrrr those edges bug me!

Angie said...

You go, girlfriend! :D Love those basket blocks...those fabrics are my wonderful colors. :D Can you believe it's actually time for baseball to start...and Easter's this coming weekend, oh my...I keep feeling like I'm dancing as fast as I can but I need to go faster still!!! :( Still no quilting on my end--I'm still playing in the dirt. :D

swooze said...

Nice blocks! So what were the other charm packages? The taters?? :D

swooze said...

Oops not packages...projects! LOL

Karen (Misiz C) said...

What fun little baskets! And I think I passed the test. =) Took a little while but now I see the 4 different versions.

I want to let you know how inspirational your 4 patch charm quilts have been. I added a couple extra packs and purchased a couple companion fabrics to my Democracy charms. I liked your Picket Fence quilt so much I want try one.

YAY for Baseball! I thought I was the only one crazy about baseball AND quilting. (Cubs & Reds are on my TV right now-LOL) I'm really getting excited about Friday. I pick up my new uniform tomorrow for Friday night's opener. Nothing quite like the crack of the bat!!

Kathy Wagner said...

Great baskets!
Don't you just love those unending days in the quilting room!!

Carole said...

Sweet baskets! 9 of each, hum... is this going to be a large quilt? What do you have in mind for the border? I went to the Bernina dealer in Vermont on Thurs and saw fabric that made me think of you. Of course I bought some! Keep well!

Conni Lu said...

Good colors in the baskets - love 'em. I'm not a sports fan but I have a sister who's a big baseball fan too. And of course DH makes up for my lack of sports interest.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, those basket blocks are just adorable! Love, love, love basket quilts. And you're so right--baseball, yay! We're hoping our KC Royals don't have another 100-game loss this season!!!

Knot Garden said...

Love basket blocks, though I don't think I've ever made any! I'll put them on my list! I recognise some of your fabrics from my own stash.

Libby said...

Another fun project - I really like how there are different style baskets. . . and you can never go wrong with scrappy quilts. I think several of your fabrics have passed through my stash. I think that's so fun.

Susan said...

I love basket blocks. Looks like this will be a great project.

Vicky said...

Baskets are my favorite! So dibbies!! LOL

What a great way to use up those partial FQs! Good job!

(Hugs)

Wendy said...

Oh...oh...I love basket blocks and your fabrics are wonderful.

Jeanne said...

Love the baskets blocks and I echo your WOO HOO for baseball season!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Love the baskets. Those are a perennial favorite of quilters, me included!

gwen said...

Baskets are one of my favorites and the fabric you chose looks simply gorgeous, old-fashioned and scrappy! We want to see some more! Take care.

Mary Anne said...

WOW ! very cute basket blocks ! You're making 9 of each? Go Darlene,Go !!

Nancy said...

those are pretty little baskets. :-) You know I've never made a basket quilt. I feel a new project coming on. LOL!

Karen said...

Ooo had to enlarge the photo to see the baskets better. Baskets are just the best kind of block design. And I can see you are using your stash :-).

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter

Linda said...

Finally had time to sit and have a read of your blog. I just love your table toppers, and have saved your directions, thanks. Think I also saw a snipet about your love of charm squares. Perhaps I didn't read far enough, are you making a quilt from these little squares?
Happy Easter.

Pam said...

Another great idea. I have yet to make a basket quilt - I must put that on my list. Great for using up the scraps.

Happy Easter

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