Monday, February 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday - 2/28/11

I managed to do a bit of needleturn applique last night while watching the Academy Awards, and finished four more blocks. This is a pattern called "Trick or Treat" from the Blackbird Designs book, "When the Cold Wind Blows."



At the top left of the picture are blocks prepped and ready to go. When I finish all of those, I'll have 55-60 of the blocks made. There are *only* 291 blocks total in this quilt.

This is about the point where I tend to want to give up on these kind of projects, but I'm going to forge ahead. The blocks are easy to prep and fun to applique. I figure if I only do three or four a week, that big total will be whittled down in this lifetime. I'd really like to get this one done before I get to The Home!

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23 comments:

Tamera said...

Cute little basket blocks!

mascanlon said...

And a touch of reverse applique too I see. Very impressive! I usually breakdown after 2 or 3 blocks cause I'm bored after all the prep work.

Vicki said...

They are cute but I know I would lose my interest and make it smaller! I am half way through a 121 block quilt myself but I am determined to finish it. This year. Really. I hope. :)

pdudgeon said...

those are darling baskets! good on you for forging ahead on them!

julieQ said...

I do love those blocks each time I see them pop up in blog land...a long term project, but so rewarding!!

Wendy said...

Every time I see those baskets I want to make them but have resisted so far. Yours are wonderful, keep them coming.

Connie said...

What cute baskets! Sounds like a lot of work, can't wait to see it completed.

Angie said...

I love these little basket blocks, Vickie. I may have to start another UFO. :D That's what I have mastered. LOL

Yvette said...

I adore these!!

I am off to Amazon to get this book in my shopping cart.

AnnieO said...

These tiny basket blocks are just the cutest. Simple and effective! I had some handwork nearby while watching the awards show but never picked it up once! There is lousy light in our TV watching area.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute blocks! You are halfway there if you have them all prepped~ that's the part that slows me down. ;-) Have a happy week!

Miri said...

Charming!

Its great to have some prepped blocks ready to go when you have the time.

Kathie said...

I decided to take out my basket blocks too, its time to finishe that quilt!
you can do it just keep making a few blocks a week
Kathie
ps I love seeing Design wall mondays!

JudyL said...

Once you get them prepped, how long does it take you to do the applique? They're so cute!

RETRO-fabulous said...

What adorable basket blocks! Great work!!

EileenKNY said...

Vicky,
You are a real quilter! Your applique shows that to the world. 291? How big will the quilt be?

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my...that is a huge undertaking!

Vivian said...

Goodness -- so many blocks. They do look good though. I would definitely be in the home before I completed all of them. lol

Heather said...

291 blocks? Oh, my... that is a lot! They are looking fabulous so far, and you'll have them all done before you know it. Really! ;o) Keep up the great work!

jillquilts said...

Way to go!! This kind of project is something that should be at hand for any TV time. :) You can do it! :)

Alycia said...

Very cute!

Cyn said...

Love your basket blocks!

This quilt is definitely on my ToDo list. :-)

Cynthia

Sharon said...

I've started this insanity too. I don't even have it on any of my lists, it's still too early. They may end up as a table runner though.