Monday, March 21, 2016

A Spot of Color

After working on light, scrappy blocks for a week or so I needed a spot of color in my quilting life.  So I started making this:
The squares are stitched into 4-patches and the 4-patches into strips, but that's as much as I've managed to do.  I need to cut triangles for the top of the basket and the sides, and a handle and background for the top, and then stitch them all together.

This is not an original idea.  I saw Marie's basket blocks at QuiltBee and she found the pattern in an Edyta Sitar book.  I don't usually like basket blocks but I couldn't resist this one.  I thought, Hey, I can make those.  They will be small, easy, quick.  Not!  Small does not equal fast.  There are 60 little squares sewn into 15 little 4-patches, for a basket that's 10" along one diagonal side.  I don't have a pattern, just going by what I see.  I don't think it will be too hard to figure out the rest (says the one who thought it would be a quick block).

It may not be fast but it is cute, and bright, and colorful.  I may stop at one or make more.  It was a pleasant, colorful, little diversion.  Just the spot of color I needed.

I'm linking this post to
> Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
> Main Crush Monday #12 at Cooking Up Quilts
> Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times 
Thanks you for hosting, ladies!

Happy quilting to you!


  1. I've seen basket blocks but not with the scrappy part. I love that!

  2. It's good to have a change and be refreshed by a bit of variety. You've put together a very attractive mix of scraps for the four patch blocks, looking forward to seeing the completed basket.

  3. Every time I think something will be quick and easy I am usually wrong! :) Your scrappy basket will be so cute, I love that you are using so many different fabrics. Thanks for sharing this on MCM!


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