Monday, August 2, 2021

Posy Baskets Quilt

 I love basket quilts! The new small quilt challenge for this month from the Schoolgirl Sampler book is - Posy Baskets on page 36. (The sampler sew along group is still open. You can jump in and start at any time if you have the book for the blocks and patterns. There are quite a few quilters who've joined after we started in January.) 

Posy Baskets quilt made by Sue Bennett. 

We're working our way through the small quilts in the Schoolgirl Sampler book. This colorful, scrappy quilt is one of my favorites and is perfect for a summertime project. And, of course, you have to make it with scraps, scraps and more scraps which only adds to the fun. This might be a good opportunity to go through your scraps and sort and clean them up a little. It's fun and relaxing and you never know what you'll find. If you've been feeling stuck, sometimes a little playing around with fabric is just the thing you need to get your creativity flowing again.  

Even if you don't have a plan, playing around with scraps and making tiny things is a good way to get motivated to start something new. I get lazy and unmotivated at times but give me a basket of scraps and sometimes wonderful things happen. 

Little log cabin pattern is now available in my Etsy shop.

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I recently started a new Facebook group for those who are most familiar with my books and quilts. The old group had become a free for all and was difficult to manage. This one is much smaller and will be focused on my quilts and my favorite style of quilting -  using reproduction fabrics. We're taking a more relaxed approach (instead of doing frantic monthly challenges) and occasionally making simple little quilts with our reproduction scraps. You'll have to prove you're a fan and not a spammer if you request to join. Here's the first quilt - 

Quick and easy and lots of fun.

Simple is good. 


Anonymous said...

Is that a Gail Wilson pincushion in the background of the last picture? I love her dolls and I love making clothes for Hitty. I need to do more of that.

Cindy in Kansas

Kathleen Tracy said...

Cindy - Yes, it is. A friend in my group - Barb Whitehead - made her and gave it to me at one of our retreats. It's very special to me. She's lovely but I would never make one myself. I tried making Gail's simple doll once a long time ago and all I have to say is - Better that I stick to quilting.

Anonymous said...

They are pretty fiddly, aren't they? And when I read your answer, I realized I've asked you that question before when I've glimpsed a picture of her.

Cindy in Kansas

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I have followed your work for years and loved all your quilts. I have so many books that I'm at the stage where I think I just shouldn't buy one more - until I was in a shop over the weekend. This book was featured, so I grabbed it and am glad I did. I am anxious to get going and make some minis. Wish I hadn't taken so long!

Wonky Girl said...

Visiting your blog is such a breath of fresh air !

Chookyblue...... said...

Looks good..... Must make a mini one day


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