I’ve been moving along so fast I forgot to show tell you how I handled the precariously pieced basket triangles. Most of the actual baskets were hand pieced and many had already come apart by time I bought the quilt.
Putting my built in machine decorative stitches to use once again, I chose a light ivory thread, needle and bobbin, and stitched directly over the seams. I removed the red thread used on so many of the basket handles and using the machine applique stitch I sewed around the entire basket motif to include the handle.
Let me take a minute to show you the back of one of the blocks:
Is it any wonder these blocks are wonky!
But back to the pretty side, there were areas of damage to be addressed, white Bosal brand light weight woven single sided fusible to the rescue:
All I’m interested in doing is securing the torn area. Yes it looks like the “patch” it is, I will address this area later in the process. This is a good closeup though of both the outer edge applique stitch as well as the decorative stitching directly centered over the basket pieces seams.
Want a closeup of each of the 20 blocks?
Oh I do love these wonky blocks! What’s the little tag with numbers at the bottom point of each? I needed to establish both the smallest and largest block in order to make a decision about how to handle squaring up each one.
I’ve been doing research on this quilt pattern and have found out lots of info! More on that in my next blog post.
Blessings to all and happy quilting, Rhonda