Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bountiful Baskets

She's coming together nicely.  So far no major uh-ohs(crossing my fingers, knocking on wood).  Not sure about the set in fabric and the border. 
So I played around in EQ last night and came up with these.  The lemony yellow is much better than whats in my stash.
 I'm leaning towards this one, which would mean I need to buy more white for the borders.  Now I'm thinking the baskets may need some flowers!  My mind says to use the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) method, but my quilter ego says MORE! MORE!  3-D flowers would add a WOW factor, a bluebird or two...sigh...which is quilting out of my comfort zone?  Its hard to say, am I comfortable adding more?  Or is leaving it simple the one that makes me the most uncomfortable...makes you really think about your quilting process when you start asking questions.  
For those of you that use EQ and are wondering how I got those full cornerstones on the outside sashing,  I used this tutorial.  
 See how the cornerstone below is cut in half, EQ makers need to fix this issue don't you think?
However when you do this it's just for visuals.  EQ will not tell you the correct side triangles.  That's when this handy dandy little tool is helpful.  The regular price is around $40 but if you have a Joann's 50% off coupon it's not so bad. Sure I  could have just worked up another quilt in EQ with the block size the same dimensions as the sashed block but I have this tool so I might as well make use of it.  It stays in my purse most of the time its great for border yardage and cost of fabric.  If you have 100 HST's at 3 inches it can tell you how much of each fabric you'll need!  Great tool once you learn how to use it.  There's a larger book and  there's a small pocket in the back that holds a mini calculations book.  It also comes with a DVD to explain some of the more commonly used functions. 
Well I'm off to my Happy Place
Until next time "Quilt out of your Comfort Zone!"

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  1. Gosh ... rather you than me!! He-He have fun and look forwards to see the finished quilt xx

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