Thursday, March 17, 2016

Dresden Baskets, another UFO

As I  dug through the UFO bins last week I ran across 2 dresden basket blocks I started designing months ago.   With Easter right around the corner it only seemed appropriate to get this one finished.  The Moda Bandana charm pack by Me and My Sister Designs played well with some other fabrics hidden in my stash.  In the block below there are 3 fabrics that are not part of this line.  The handle, the pink basket and the print to the far left.


One of the advantages to working on UFO's is brewing time.  It seems after they have time to fester in my brain for awhile, and take up much needed space in my studio they go together much quicker.  Making several more basket blocks seemed so time consuming.  I needed a new design with fewer blocks but using up all the partial dresden rings.


I've used this applique method of making a mock wedding ring before in a quilt called Hillbilly Hook-up that you can find here.

psst... the white fabric to the left of the cherries and the sashing isn't from this line either.

The hardest part is deciding what will hide the fabric edges.  



In true Podunk style I added a simple flower.  How cute is that?  A fun little twist to the standard double wedding ring.


Hmmm... what do you think about a scalloped border that follows the curve of the wedding rings followed by the sashing fabric for the binding?


Just a few more hours of pedal to metal invisible machine applique and she'll be ready for the needs to be quilted pile(mountain).


~ Lea Anne ~

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18 comments:

  1. The process you shared behind this was so much fun for me to read. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. what a beauty you have created here just wonderful imagination you have along with you amazing quilting talent
    really like the way you have adapted the wedding ring pieces

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  3. Fabulous. I love the look of the quilt and thank you for walking us through your thought process xx

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  4. What a beauty you have created! A scalloped border would be nice but I think it looks great without it.

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  5. This quilt is perfect for Spring with all the lovely cheerful fabric. Love the design too. Looks great! ;^)

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  6. Wow, it's so very pretty! I am really glad you let this one percolate for a while as it is just perfect! And one would never know those fabrics weren't part of the line.

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  7. OMG, Lea Anne! If this quilt doesn't scream "Spring" and "Easter Bunnies" I don't what would! It is gorgeous. Your double ring around the borders are perfect. Love it.

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  8. This is adorable. You make the happiest quilts! I think a scalloped border would look great with this quilt.

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  9. You found a gorgeous way to use up what you'd already made up. Have fun with the stitching.

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  10. Love your mix of fabrics for your basket! Easpecially the turquoise handle and pink basket. The polka dot narrow border is lovely. I'll have to steal...er borrow your idea! It is lovely.

    Looking forward to the finished quilt. Happy NstionalnQuilting Day tomorrow and Happy Easter!

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  11. Oh! It's so pretty! Perfect for spring!

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  12. This is really lovely! The chearful flowers at the intersections are perfect! Thanks for sharing this!

    Tami at sewmuchforfreetime.blogspot.com

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  13. I am still dreaming of the day that i can quilt!❤
    Blessings
    Susie

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  14. I am still dreaming of the day that i can quilt!❤
    Blessings
    Susie

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  15. Ditto what everyone else said! Gorgeous!

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