Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Little Progress

This week I have worked on assembling 18 basket blocks from a monthly block exchange group into a top. I used all my red scraps in the sashings and borders and had to get into my box of reds to cut more. The swap took 18 months, getting one block per month. I underestimated the size and it's just about queen size.
I also put borders on a scrap baby quilt. During Christmas when I was organizing my fabrics I cut up a bunch of bright scraps into 2 1/2" squares. My daughter Lisa wanted to piece something so she got most of it pieced before going back to college. I just had to sew a few more rows and add borders. I finished it up today after the red quilt. I will donate to as of yet undetermined charity after I quilt it.

5 comments:

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Wow - fabulous red quilt. I adore white and one color quilts. And the border is perfect - so many reds.

solje said...

I love the red/white quilt. And the scrappy quilt is beautiful. It will be well received I am positive.

Lisa said...

That baby quilt turned out well, it's definitely not too busy like we had thought!

Deb in WA said...

Oh, the baby quilt turned out great. Nice one Elfie! Now mom will make it beeyootiful with her quilting and make some child very happy and comfortable.

Karen said...

Love the red baskets! Some time back, I gathered together all my basket patterns. Time to do something about that. :)