Thursday, June 2, 2011

If I Were to Make Something

Let's say I was inspired to make a quilt. I'm not there yet, so don't get too excited. But let's imagine. I might very well applique these basket blocks and put them together into a small quilt. Think how much fun that would be!


Shirley sent these adorable baskets to me to help keep me occupied (and probably motivate me) while I am recovering. What a sweet gesture! She prepped all the blocks for me - even basted the baskets onto the background squares to make it that much easier. I am amazed at the work she put into them. Sorry, friends, but I have never done anything like this for ANYONE, so you know just how much it means to me. Thanks so much, Shirley!

Let's say I wanted to pick up another quick project. I might take these 1 1/4" strips that I cut a few months ago  . . .

. . . and combine them with these squares to make some simple scrappy blocks.


I have the idea for the quilt in my head, and know the prints I want to use, just do not have the energy to actually follow through. But someday soon perhaps . . . right after I get back to making progress on my daughter's quilt.


Looks like the wheels are definitely starting to turn, doesn't it?

27 comments:

  1. Kathleen, Those blocks are so cute, What a sweetie for a friend. I am so glad your starting to see some more possibilities for projects. We do love your quilts and books.Cheri

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  2. Good to see you almost have your MoJo back! :)

    Google won't let me use my profile, so it is posting anonymous
    Cynthia
    http://www.appalachianquilts.blogspot.com

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  3. What a lovely friend to do that for you --- hope you have start to have some fun 'just playing' and your mojo returns with avengence :-)

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  4. From the sounds of things, I predict that your next post will contain a little stitching news. I'm glad that the wheels are turning again!

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  5. It does sound like you are making good progress. Now just rest and dream until you feel good enough to pick up the needle and thread!

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  6. Sounds like you have the beginnings of some new projects forming. Just keep getting stronger and they will become reality soon.

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  7. love baskets. it seems you're back again.

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  8. What keeps suprising me is thay nearly every fabric I see, is a fabric I have in my shop.
    I am even making these baskets! What a way to recover...

    Dorry

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  9. OH?! OH?! What's that? I do believe Miss Kathleen is gettin' a little of her quiltin' mojo back! Even talking is better than NOTHING...you go, girl!

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  10. Those basket blocks are adorable. I love that pattern. That was so nice of Shirley to make those up for you.
    I'm not sick and I haven't had surgery, but I haven't been in the mood to sew or make a quilt for quite some time. The wheels are always spinning in my head and I have some ideas,but just can't seem to put them to use right now.
    Take care and enjoy a little R&R for a while longer. Pretty soon you will feel up to sewing and then you won't be able to stop.

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  11. What a lovely and thoughtful gift!! Applique, all ready to stitch with no prep is a dream come true :0)

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  12. What a wonderful gift. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  13. When I saw what Shirley did for you I was touched and then I thought of Psalm 23...."Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life." Maybe for you it would say.....Shirley goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. What a blessing Shirley is!!

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  14. your thinking about it thats good, hope your getting better each and every day....
    I happen to be working on a quilt with 1 1/4th inch strips too, nope not on my blog :)
    Kathie

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  15. Quilty ideas creeping in. Doesn't it feel go? Feel a bit better everyday.
    Love the baskets. What a wonderful friend.

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  16. It does look like the wheels are turning and I'm starting to spin right along with ya!

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  17. You have a good friend doing all the prep work. Take care. Hugs.

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  18. Love those charming basket blocks! I just discovered that your "American Doll Quilts" book has evidently been reprinted. I ordered a new copy from Amazon for $17.21. I can't wait to get it!

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  19. Those little basket blocks are beautiful. We both really enjoy working with very small blocks and miniature quilts - we all start with 12 1/2" squares, and now they seem so cumbersome! Jacky and Steph x

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  20. The baskets are very cute - hope you don't resist for long as I'd love to see them all together! No pressure though! :)!!

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  21. YAY i think you're making GREAT progress, Kathy!! You've just admitted to having an idea for a quilt in your head, that's a start! i bet before you know it you'll be piecing it and hey presto you'll be back in GREATER shape than ever before..any day now LOL!!!
    btw i LOVE those darling baskets..very cute!!

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  22. Lovin' those basket patterns, they look so charming. :)

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  23. The basket blocks are just adorable. It will make a lovely quilt!
    Micki

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  24. Those basket blocks are adorable! I hope you get to feeling better so you can put them together soon. I just made some basket blocks for a guild block lotto, they are so cute I'm thinking about making a whole basket quilt. Nice to meet you.

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  25. Love the applique basket blocks! I think you are going to have fun with them.....and as always come up with something adorable! What a very special and thoughtful friend you have.

    Blessings, Carolyn :)

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