Have you started on your basket for our little QAL? I hope so! I confess, I didn’t work on it much this week. With graduation, moving my daughter, and work, not a lot got done. But I have been thinking about it! I love basket quilts, but since I try to avoid the A word (applique), I felt a little stumped. I didn’t want an empty basket for the middle of my medallion. Then I decided to put a print there. I made this block:
Hmmm….doesn’t look very Gwen. At all.
Okay, I might get brave. I grabbed some freezer paper and cut a basket-ish shape.
No need to reinvent the wheel, right? Time to play a bit.
Tulip shapes are too small!
Better. Still not sure about this. Anyway, I thought I would show you how I made my stems. I remembered from one of Gwen’s books that she doesn’t necessarily cut her stems on the true bias and it works. So I cut some angled 1 inch pieces.
I folded one side a little over halfway up and pressed.
Not a bad curve!
I’m hoping to finish prepping this for some slow stitching tomorrow. This QAL is pushing me in ways I had not planned!