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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Baskets in Hand

I have been laid up this week with a nasty virus, and could do very little without getting tired.  Perfect time to start something new!  Just needed to be able to stand for a few minutes while I cut some fabric. 

Last week I told you about the new BOM - Baskets for You - that starts in September.  There are 120 little baskets in this quilt.  The BOM goes for 12 months, so I figured I would need to make on the average 3 a week to get them all made.  I made my 3 in a day!  They are so easy.

 I do my applique by the Back Basting method and drew the design on the back of the fabric.
Don't you just loves this red stripe!
 I then do a tacking stitch on the drawn line through the design fabric as well.  You can see the basket outlined here.  If you can't see it properly, then run a while line over the tacking stitches.  They will come out later
Cut around the shape of the basket.  Clip the inner curves, and every 3rd tacking stitch.  Remove the stitches as you start to turn the seam under.
You can also do it this way if you like, by drawing on the design fabric, and cutting out the shape.  You will need to glue or pin the shape to the background fabric, before you start the needle-turn applique.

These are my first 3 baskets.  For my own quilt I am using up scraps of shirting and red prints.  If you join into the BOM, you get new fabrics for the baskets and background every month.  You can either the red quilt, or you can have assorted colours each month - a scrappy quilt.
These are someof the goodies with the BOM - a sandpaper board, thread, glue, needles, template, and the Sewline Trio pen.
Complete Quilt - Baskets for You

We are starting in September, and the cost is $25 per month, plus postage.


  1. These are cute little baskets, I love your blocks so far!!!! Hope you start to get well soon Wendy, there have been some evil viruses going around this winter!! Take care!!

  2. Adorable! Love the reds! Get well soon.

  3. Wow, you came a long way in a short time. Those little baskets are adorable. Hope you are feeling better.

    1. I have 10 made now. Love finding all these old scraps of red fabric to use.

      I am much improved now, thanks.