I have a really nice partner for the July Doll Quilt Swap - we both are paper piecing beginners and both have never done baskets. So we agreed to ignore the optional theme of "stars and stripes" for this month. So of course I started thinking about the paper piecing and a tradtional family picture wall and well yeah I had a not so captivating lecture to go through and came up with a sampler ...
ignore the math
I sort of liked the idea of a sampler - but I don't like to do the really big mini quilts - I always think other people don't have that much more free wall space than I do so I stick with the over 12" but usually not bigger than 20". Reminds me to do a not square Doll Quilt again ... Ok that was a complicated way of saying I knew my blocks needed to be tiny.
There you go - 8 of the 9 basket blocks I came up with - they finish at 3,75" square. Piecing them is a messy trial of my non-existent patience ... Hmm yeah I need to work on my precision - and I seem to have been colour blind with the tips of the middle basket ... who thought it woudl be that hard to match purple to purple and blue to blue.
Maybe I will end up not doing 9 blocks - maybe 5 and then fill the other squares with prints or so and keep myself from going nuts over a quilt ... yeah I always have fun ideas for my swap quilts and the minute I start realising them I regret them ... but I like the results in the end.
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