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A Tisket A Tasket…

I started a little basket.


Lord knows I needed another project to work on right now, so he made sure I stumbled across this one from Bunny Hill Designs…lol.  It’s called a Tisket A Tasket, and it’s a free block of the month.

A Tisket A Tasket, Twelve Months of Baskets

Applique is really a struggle for me, so mine may not get any further than this, but I’m going to try.  Just one a month.  We’ll see.  That tiny little carrot nose almost did me in.  I am using the Sharon Schamber applique method, which involves a stabilizer under each piece and lots of washable Elmer’s glue.  Right now, glue is the only thing holding mine together.  Also, there’s the issue of the hand embroidery that has to be done.  Not sure how that is going to work out for me.  Succeed or fail, I will keep you posted!  But isn’t it a cute project?

I am still quilting on Joanna’s Five & Dime.  I have one last paisley/peacock filler block to finish with the lighter thread, and then I will finish the flower blocks.  I have the swirlies done.  There are a few blocks that I will use a darker thread in, the pinkish blocks, and the three long strips.  After I finish with the rest of the flowers, I will start quilting some feathered hearts, using a hook type feather in the remaining blocks, that measure 9.5″ square.  It’s been going well and I’m anxious to see it unfold, so to speak.  It’s fun watching the transition from unquilted to quilted.  I never get tired of it.

Enjoy your Saturday! Try to spend some time doing something you love!

8 thoughts on “A Tisket A Tasket…

  1. Thanks for the link! I need another project (NOT), so I printed it off. I like to have a small hand work project that I can take with me when I am “bus driver”.


  2. Randi you owe it too yourself to keep going with the applique. first of all your colors and choices of fabric are gorgous! And if you can do that cotton picking little carrot nose then you are definately a shoe in for the rest of it! I also downloaded the pattern but it seems soooo small to me for some odd reason. after looking at yours I have decided I may still have to give it a try! I have gotten involved in the backbasting method and I really enjoy it!


  3. I was working on my block today too. I applique with freezer paper on the back and really have to play with how it all goes together. But I love this block and HAVE to make it!


  4. I am doing this also along with my Mom and several others, aren’t they cute????? We all need another cute project and they go together so quickly…..Check out her New Patterns on her website, the Pink and Black Basket Quilt I did for my Mom is there, she used it update her original pattern…….

    Love what you are doing with that quilt, do you have Sharon Schambers DVD (it has been out for over a year) where she shows doing this on a Turning Twenty type of quilt… Your’s is gorgeous!


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