When I saw the little baskets on Ann's blog, it reminded me of my little baskets, tucked away in a cupboard somewhere. When I first saw the picture of this quilt in "When a Cold Wind Blows", I was ensnared and determined to make it. After all, the text read that one of the author's mother completed almost 300 of these in less than 4 months. How hard could it be? After 2 autumns this is what I have
Instead of making a quilt in Halloween colours, I altered the palette to autumn colours. I saw beautiful shades of colours in our autumn leaves ranging from purples, oranges, greens, scarlets and even blacks. All the blocks are on a black and white/cream shirting background. There are 70 little blocks today:
I don't know how many more I can make. I take my hat off to Leona, the mother. I wish my mother was a patchworker. Maybe she would help me out. Another solution may be to use a 1" sashing between the blocks. What do you think?
It would certainly be faster, but would it be better?