Greetings from South Texas where we are in Spring Time! I really missed the winter that was predicted – cold and rainy! Oh well, try again next year.
Today I did a 10 hour push and finished the Basket of Scraps quilt now called Empty Purple Baskets! I did not think I could stand another day of this quilt! Ever feel like that when working on a project that could cause a quilter so many problems? It feels good that I do not have to think about this one for a while maybe NEVER! I am thinking that I may hand quilt this one someday! I do not think it is show quality because there is minimal color movement in the quilt and I was not going to spend any more time on it appliquéing stems and leaves. So the baskets are “empty”.
This is not the best picture of the quilt, I just wanted to take it and get this albatross off my design wall. The quilt is now hanging on the “to be quilted rack”. It may stay there a long time! Needless to say I am very disappointed in it! The lavender background is overbearing but I chose that fabric in the throws of wasting my original fabric which was a pretty tone on tone! Oh well, lessons learned ALWAYS do a practice block and if it does not come out right – throw the pattern away! If I had not already completed 350 2″ 4 patches, I would have done that!
Tomorrow I will be starting the preparation work for Civil Ward Bride – FINALLY after 4 years of wanting to do this quilt! I am only 5 days behind schedule in getting 5 blocks prepared and ready for applique, but who’s counting! I have the Basket headache gone and it will be fun working on CWB!
Have a blessed day and am looking forward for Super Tuesday – There will be winners and losers – isn’t this fun?