Friday, June 23, 2017
Baskets of Plenty Block 5 Finished
This is my small finish: Basket Block 5 of Cheri Payne's Baskets of Plenty sew-along. It's relatively small in size at it's 10½" x 13½" but not small in time. It may eventually get further embellishment but it's finished for now.
It has been the hardest block for me so far. The large flower shape with "fingers" is a challenge for my limited turned-edge cotton applique skills. And choosing colors was hard. Comparing my original idea for flower color and the one I've used, I think I like the original idea better, though I do like these two blues. But I see that the first color will be great for the next basket.
I tend to be a realist. My mind wants to know what kind of flower that is so I can choose colors the flower would be in real life (but I couldn't figure out what flower this might be). If there are four flowers, I imagine they should all be blooming at the same time or at least be available for sale at a store at the same time. Silly, I know, because it limits artistic license. These primitive blocks help me work my way past those ideas/limitations.
Cheri suggests we use the patterns in whatever way we imagine and to use whichever pieces we choose and leave out the rest. This leads to a huge variety of arrangements, flowers, colors, etc., amongst the participants, which is always so fun to see. Cheri posted her finished basket on facebook a week or two ago. My block is not like hers but I may add to my block based on her use of some of the shapes.
In fact, as I look at the baskets I've made so far I'm beginning to see where an embellishment could be added to this basket or that block. My blocks are simple and I think they could be more interesting with some additions. This has been a fun sew-along.
On to basket #6.
I'm linking this post to
> Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
> finish it up Friday at crazy mom quilts
> Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
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