Monday, May 26, 2014

Scrap Happy Baskets is ready

 Happy Monday and Memorial Day!   It's important to me to take the time to thank our Veterans and anyone who has lost a love one while protecting our freedom.  My gratitude is also extended for those who are serving and the families that wait stateside for their safe return.  Many blessing to you all.

So look what I finished a couple of days ago.  The battle of the borders gave me a little trouble until finally deciding to go simple with a small white border.  Then after quilting use a colorful binding for the "Pop" factor. 
So many fabrics, wishing now that I had counted how many.  Since I gave you the pattern for the block.  I'll give you a quick run down of how I finished the quilt just in case someone wants to make one.  The gingham was cut at 1.5" strips.  The yellow sashing is 2.5" strips.
 And the final white border is 2" strips.  
 Making this quilt top was so much fun that I just couldn't stop till it was done.  I'd really like to quilt it NOW but there's already a quilt on the frame.  So she's folded and is next in line.
 The scrappy mess was still scattered about the studio when I started another.  This one will be more traditional with lots of American Rose applique.  I might even do hand applique....maybe.  The only bad thing about hand applique is that it takes months instead of weeks to finish.  It's hard for me to stay focused for weeks let alone months.  

~ Lea Anne ~

Linking up with Judy over at Patchworktimes for Design wall Monday.

Today's freebie from Sewmamasew blog.  Designed by LittlemissShabby

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  1. Beautiful finish. Hand applique is a labor of love, but some quilts are worth it. Of course, some quilts just want to be done. Enjoy the quilting!

  2. Your quilt turned out great! I love all of the colors you picked and the sashings are perfect.

  3. If your Scrappy Basket quilt doesn't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will! :) It is a beauty. Love your flag quilt, too. That's a great design.

  4. This is absolutely adorable!!!

  5. I love your scrappy basket. It's fun! Your machine applique is beautiful and very professional. What's your trick? Care to share?

  6. Another quilt with lots of "wow" factor! Beautifully done!

  7. Wonderful, as usual!! I will be make a small version.

  8. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing how to make it!

  9. This really turned out so cute. I was looking for some little cherries hidden in there somewhere. Nice job.

  10. These baskets are so pretty...I love did a great job on this quilt...makes me smile...
    You inspire me and yr creativity too! Thanks for sharing!


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