Thursday, 7 August 2014

Basket Case!

Today I completed the basket blocks of my Midnight At The Oasis...


They are not quite as the pattern 'suggests'.  My HSTs are the wrong way round, but I can live with that.  The background should be slightly more than half the block rather than split down the middle, again, not bothered.  My flower contrast is not exactly stand-out perfection, but there is so much going on in the quilt, I am sure it won't be noticed, these blocks are only 5" finished.

But my self-made bias strips for the handles turned out brilliantly, if I do say so myself!  I was convinced they would never lie flat or un-wrinkled, but I was so wrong, and to think these were on my miss 'em out, no one will know list until FQR!

That's the appliqué border all made and ready for adding, then it will be on to the teeny-tiny pieced borders.  I am not worried about the piecing, but not looking forward to all the cutting.  Definitely time for a new rotary blade me thinks.

Oh and here's a picture of my glamorous assistant who begged for her photo to be taken…


… don't know where she get that trait from!

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blocks and a very gorgeous (and glamorous) assistant!

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  2. Really beautiful blocks and of course she want her picture taken, she's beautiful!

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  3. Never a truer blog title!! Glad you haven't passed on your photo-shyness! Cute baskets! Jxo

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  4. Cute baskets, and if I looked like that I might not mind my photo being taken either

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  5. She is so cute! I love your bias handles, you are rocking the applique!

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  6. 5" doesn't quite compute until laid out with the pretty assistant.

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  7. Rock on with the hand sewing, my dear! I finally got my hexy top off to a long armer.

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  8. Cute baskets and assistant! I dread bias strips for curves but maybe if I ever actually do it, it might not be so scarey! Brilliant job!

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  9. Cute blocks! Adorable assistant!

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  10. Fab blocks, great to have a slave, I mean assistant!

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