Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A Little Goal for a Short, Full Month

All things considered — that the first week of the month is already gone; that we'll be visiting with my daughters and grandchildren for nearly two weeks straight; that I'll be spending part of my time travelling; and that Thanksgiving is barely two weeks away — I've set my One Monthly Goal as stitching three little baskets for the Linda Brannock "Flowers" sew-along.


They are small baskets, on blocks that finish at 3½" x 4".  The pattern suggests that they be pieced but I believe I will cut and applique them which will make them very portable.


These little basket blocks fit on the quilt about a quarter way down on the left side.  I think all three baskets with borders included measure about 6¼" x 12½".


I'll choose fabrics and cut backgrounds and baskets tomorrow.

Finishing these three baskets and sewing them to the sashing is my One Monthly Goal for November.  I'm linking this post to One Monthly Goal - November Goal Setting Link-up at Elm Street Quilts (and I'm getting in just under the wire!).  Thank you for hosting, Patty.

--Nancy.
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12 comments:

  1. Love this quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project!

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  2. I ended up appliquing my little baskets, too. They are a bit wonky, but okay for this quilt. Sounds like you are going to be really busy! Enjoy your travels and family.

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    1. Hi, Jennie. I think I saw some others on the Facebook group who also appliqued. I think yours look great. I love how close the basket colors are yet each fabric is different. Mine are finished (not yet posted) and are really out of kilter, neither quite like the others, but they'll do.
      We have a few days' break before family arrives on Wednesday! We need the breather after busy little grands.
      I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  3. Those little baskets are so cute--hope you find time to get them finished. Have fun on your visits!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. The baskets are finished, very uneven, but so cute. They're just so little!

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  4. Wise of you not to overwhelm yourself with a huge goal in such a busy month!
    Yikes, I hadn't realized Thanksgiving was that close until you said so!!

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    1. Hi, Janet. The baskets are finished, but I still have to stitch them with sashing and borders. That should be easy but choosing fabric will take a little auditioning.

      When November begins on a Thursday, we have such an early Thanksgiving with a whole week following. I like it better than way than having Thanksgiving at the very end of the month. I just wish people wouldn't jump into Christmas without giving Thanksgiving its due.

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  5. Looking at those baskets, I think I'd applique them, too - and I'm more of a piecer at heart!
    Enjoy your travels and visits!

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    1. If I'd pieced them, the pieces would have been so very small, Gayle. For me, applique was a better choice.
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  6. Ah Nancy, you must know by now that I have a thing about baskets and keep wanting to start a big quilt just all baskets. This little pattern is great and you are right...perfectly portable if hand pieced or appliqued. I'll look forward to seeing them done. Happy travels.

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    1. I love real baskets, Jocelyn, but basket quilt blocks have taken a little whole to grow on me. These are so very small, under 4" unfinished, that it would take an awful lot of them to make a quilt of any size. But I could imagine them as a border around a quilt....

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