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Friday, August 15, 2014

Next step

The Spring Basket is starting to take shape.  As yet not all the pieces are in place, but I have chosen the fabrics for the setting triangles.
 The block looked like this last week, and I had not thought about how to finish it off
 Turned on point and it looks like it might be the centre of "something"
When I bought this fabric a couple of months back I had no idea what I wanted it for, but I loved it and knew it would come in useful for something.......and here it is.  I cut out two squares, then cross cut from corner to corner.  Doing it this way you get a straight grain along the outer edge, and it will not pull out of shape.

Do you want to know how big to cut your squares?  Take the finished size of the block....lets say 20", then divide it by 1.414....you will probably need the calculator for this part :-) .   I get 14.14, then you add on 0.875 for the seam allowance and you come up with 15.019.  I round it up to the nearest 1/4" as I like to cut things a little bigger, then square off if necessary.

I am going to surround the centre with "some kind" of  spacer border (as yet undecided) and then add on a collection of English Paper Pieced blocks that I have had sitting about for a couple of years.  That is all I have thought about so far as I have been a bit busy with a few other projects.

The Pom Pom Tree is moving along as well.  This is Block 10 of 12 blocks.  The pattern is available on the Legend and Lace website for $4.95, as a digital pattern.

Next week I will be able to tell you about some exciting new products from Karen Kay Buckley.  They are on the way here from the USA, and expected on Wednesday (fingers crossed!)


  1. What is the fabric you used for the flowers in the Spring Basket. Is it a Dutch Chintz?

    1. The triangles are petra prins Dutch Heritage prints, but I used flowers cut from a few different fabrics for the floral centre

  2. Beautiful! I wish I had your applique skills!

  3. This is very elegant, Wendy. You must have some nice fabrics in your stash, to pull out all those great flowers! I'm interested to see what's next!

  4. It is beautiful, love those chintzes! Thank you for the formula for calculating the size of the squares, I will be saving that!