Happy Happy Thursday with Basket of Scraps

As you well know if you read my last post, I was so upset about the problems with Basket of Scraps pattern.  Today I made up my mind to push through the negative experience and made 4 more baskets, and did not ONE problem.  I am 1/4 of the way through the quilt.  There are a total of 20 baskets.  The border has vines and leaves with broderie perse flowers.  I am thinking that I will change the border a little.  We will see how it works out.   Bottom line – all of the frustration and time spent reverse engineering the pattern has paid off!

The pattern is easy and so much fun to make the little 4 patches and the basket part goes together so easy now that I have the correct cutting measurements!   I made 4 baskets today and would like to have all 20 made by Monday – should be able to since they come together very fast!  It really pays to make that practice block, especially when the blocks are all the same.  Saves frustration in the long run

Saturday is Clay’s birthday so tomorrow we will be going to Clear Springs in New Braunfels, Texas for catfish.  I will have a baked potato and grilled chicken.  Clay is such a super husband.  What a blessing to have him in my life.  We will have our 20th wedding anniversary this year – WOW!  Time flies.

We might make a trip to the quilt store and get a demo of the Accuquilt.  I am leaning toward a “no purchase”, but would like to see one in action.  I guess I am nuts, but to me cutting is one of my favorite parts of making a quilt.  Call me old fashioned, or just a true blue traditional quilter who likes to do it all!

Have a great evening – I had a super day!  I should have some pictures to post by Monday – just in time for Linky Tuesday and Esther’s WOW!

2 Replies to “Happy Happy Thursday with Basket of Scraps”

  1. It is a good idea to get a demo of the AccuQuilt if you are not sure you want it. I got one for Christmas and used it a little bit but right now I have not used it a lot although I plan to use it more when cutting my scraps and if I happened to have a quilt pattern where it will coincide with the pieces I need. Hope your luck holds out on your quilt, I have my baby quilt ready to try machine quilting again and hope I do not run into more problems for sure!


  2. Well, it turned out we did not go to NB. I have since accomplished some more research, and I still love to cut my fabric – it is all part of the “process”, so I have decided to continue on the old-fashioned way and not purchase one. If I go to a Quilt Show and they have a good demo I will look at it, but afraid that what you have experienced I would do the same! Thx for the nice comment and your experience.


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