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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Baskets finished - well almost!

It has been such a long time since I last posted because progress has been rather slow.  However, I have very nearly finished the four baskets which are to be the corner pieces of the blocks.  If you look closely you will see a needle because I have just one flower to attach.

I have chosen to do my applique in herringbone stitch because that was traditional on early English quilts.  I enjoy doing this stitch but I am not a fan of applique.  I know some just love doing applique but I really don't enjoy it and much prefer piecing, but this coverlet needed applique baskets so I have persevered.

The next stage will be to piece them in and then try and work out what fabric will be best for the surrounding border.  That will require some auditioning which will of course mean a very untidy workroom until the choice is made!