Top of the week, top of the morn! It's so nice to be back home and in my happy place. While I was away there was a little time for wandering around the internet. In my meandering I stumbled upon this unique block called Colonial Baskets. The basket base made with dresden blades is adorable. The basket handle is a little too pointy for my taste. Let's see if I can rework this block and make it my own.
So in my quilty brain archives I know that a charm square(5" square) can yield 3 dresden blades 5 inches long. You can find a tutorial on how this is done here. Well did you know that one charm can also make 4 smaller blades?
Here's how it's done. Pretty simple, huh?
Now just stitch them together in groups of five. I added a few extra pieces from my scrap box so I would have enough arcs to make a matching pillow or wall hanging.
The block below is my first reworked block idea. I like the design but I've not committed to the basket and handle fabric. As you can see by my poor drawing, I'd like to add a flower and some leaves. Well.... that is IF I can find the right fabrics in my stash. Of course the handle could be made from ricrac and the flowers from gingham. So many ideas to play around with before actually making the block. Oh the block name?
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It