Saturday, 20 April 2013

I'm a basket case!

...but you knew that already!

Along with the lovely Sarah and maybe a few others...I sometimes find it difficult to stick to the plan.

Of late I have been starting numerous new things instead of finishing off the mountains of old!

Well I dithered about my latest FAL list and one project was in then out but it seems to have got under my skin and grabbed me in a most unfortunate and unexpected way!

I made a basket quilt several years ago which looks like this!






I started it at a workshop and before attending this workshop I did research into basket blocks and collected a file full of patterns.  I then decided that one basket quilt wasn't enough and started a basket sampler quilt.

Typically I got as far as seven blocks!  All pink and cream....





Now of late I have looked at these blocks and thought - I don't really like you!  

All my other UFOs I have managed to salvage and update to my current taste but these were steadfastly refusing to submit!

Until yesterday....... when I took some lovely grey prints and made my ever so pink blocks the centre square in a square ! 










I like them so much better now and can at last see a way forward with this project.





Pity it's not on this quarter's list as I'd really like to make more pink basket blocks....mutter, mutter, lack of self discipline - sigh!  

At least this is an old UFO and not another new project so no need to bang your head Helen!!


24 comments:

  1. You crack me up Mrs. But your last sentence is true! Di x

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  2. What a difference the grey makes! Mind you there were so few blocks they were almost orphans rather than a UFO!

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  3. Good for you! They look great! If it had been me, they would have been on their way to the thrift shop!

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  4. oooh, that makes such a difference! I love all the different greys. Excellent!

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  5. What a difference a 'grey' makes! Lovely greys Nicky and this so isn't a new project! Devil. Angel. Devil. Angel...

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  6. It's amazing how the grey changes the original blocks! Oh, and it may not be on your Q2 list but it could go on your Q3 list...for quilting and binding ;o)

    P.S. I now have a small cushion next to my computer...

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  7. Make it a table runner or two and you wont have to make that many more blocks. Great idea with the grey, it suits them fine. ;) GL!

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  8. Ohh now your a modern basket case ;-)

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  9. You unable to stick to a plan? Never...

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  10. Not doing list stuff? Naughty.... stop making excuses... ;-) lol Nah go for it they look purty :-)

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  11. LOL! Sometimes you just can't resist the urge! Jxo

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  12. What a brilliant plan to salvage those blocks. Perhaps it could be a third quarter finish?

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  13. Its great to find a use for something that has been out to one side

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  14. You are hilarious! I agree they look totally fab with those corners!

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  15. I love that you have different sizes going on here. and the grey really 'depink's it!

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  16. I like the addition of the greys, they make them look more modern.

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  17. Great plan! Love the greys.

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  18. You're really ploughing through those ufos. I'm glad you found a solution for what to do with these blocks. They look great :)

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  20. Wow! That was a great idea. The blocks looks lovely surrounded by grey.

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  21. The blocks look really good. Much more modern now. I have tops I've made that I really don't like now. I can't make myself quilt them, even for practicing free motion quilting! I don't even want to look at them. Thought I might out them on eBay! Funny how tastes change over the years.

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