Friday, August 8, 2008


Happy August everyone. The weather has finally broken and it is cooler, thank heavens.

The last few days I've had the push on to complete this quilt top, which I call "Janet's Indigo Baskets".

It's made up of repro fabrics dating from the 1850's through to the 1870's and was a great deal of fun to do. I will be posting a project soon based on this design on my learn to quilt website: I plan as well to write a couple of articles to post there on the theme of half square triangles made into baskets; and in fabric/colour choices to make a quilt like this sing.

In addition, I have quite a few leftover orphan blocks so may do another variation of this type of quilt and use a couple of other colour prints such as an ochre flower print and some darker madder red prints as well.

I'm looking forward to getting the binding on another small quilt over the weekend - a vintage 1972 Paragon Holly Hobbie quilt kit I have just finished quilting - so that I can sandwich "Janet's Indigo Baskets" and get that handquilted before our small Quilts at the Harbour 10 show coming up in late September.

That's all for now. Have a restful and pleasant weekend!