Friday, April 22, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again



So sang Gene Autry. I know how he felt because I managed to have some time at the sewing machine this week for the first time since last November.

Whoo-hoo!

It meant that I finished my basket blocks. Yeahhh!

The pattern is from Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Surprises book. Kim has a new book out called Scrap Basket Sensations and there is a Flickr group where you can post pix of your finished projects from either volume. Plenty of incentive to finish this quilt now.

The fabric range is Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille and I used a layer cake from Busy Thimbles as well as a little yardage. Busy Thimbles has some fabulous new fabrics in their online store - check out the Civil War reproductions and great new patterns.

Here are my swap blocks from Breezy Bree. I received them last year but hadn't got around to posting them. Sorry for the delay Karen.




Aren't they fabulous! Such a pop of colour. Soon I will be able to start putting my swap quilt together. Theri, Katie and Joanne have pieced their tops and I think are already quilting them. Fantastic!

Happy Stitching...Ann

17 comments:

  1. I'm hoping to get some sewing time in over this three day weekend.

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  2. I love your blocks!! They look wonderful!!

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  3. Love the blocks,especially the swap ones. So bright and cute.

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  4. What beautiful basket blocks! The swap blocks from Karen are stunning too! Can't wait to see your quilts come together. ---"Love"

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  5. Love the baskets! My swap top is done but not yet quilted and future quilting doesn't look too bright either, LOL!

    Liri

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  6. The basket blocks look great but WOW those swap blocks are certainly bright...love them!!

    Crispy

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  7. November? Yikes! I'm glad you've found time to get back to the machine because the blocks look great. As for my swap top, it won't be quilted for a long time if I do it myself - I'm nowhere near ready for that yet.

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  8. November's a long time to be out of the saddle Ann...welcome back!!! Your blocks are great...hope you can find some time to get some stitching done over the weekend...Dzintra

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  9. Well you didn't lose any skill while you were away from the machine. Your baskets look perfect. The colors are so pretty.
    Great swap blocks too. I am putting my APQ swap quilt together right now.
    Happy stitching!

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  10. Love the baskets;) I haven't even started on my swap quilt either....sometime this year;)
    Happy Quilting!!

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  11. I'm so glad you managed to get back to sewing again. Those basket blocks are terriffic!

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  12. So glad to see you back at it again! I've never tried basket blocks, but your look great.

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  13. Wow, I love your basket blocks, they are wonderful. I love the fabrics! Karens swap blocks are great aren't they, so bright and cheerful! I'm waiting on my last two blocks to finish my top. Everything is together except the two. I can't wait to see how everyone puts theirs together!

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  14. Woot! I bet that cheered you up a lot, sewing is so good for that. :-) Such lovely basket blocks too.

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  15. Your basket blocks have borders now! :-) Love the swap blocks, too -- so bright and happy. Hope you're finding time to sew these days.

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  16. Your basket blocks looks wounderful. Have'nt seen basket blocks like these before, they are terriffic! Love the fabric too.......
    I'm looking foreward to see your swap block's put togheter to an quilt.
    Hugs Lena

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  17. Wow! I love basket blocks but this is a new pattern for me, don't think I have seen this one before. I really love your fabric choice too. Can't wait to see how you put them all together!

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