Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WIPs With Friends

It is time for WIPs with friends.  
As you may know I have been trying to work on some of my older WIPs and clear them out.  Currently I am working on an old Buggy Barn pattern called Crazy Baskets.  
It is probably 10 years old or more!  
I had the original 12 baskets made (like the pattern called for).  
I looked at the size of the quilt and realized that who really needs a 60 x 64" quilt??  
Not me, that's who.  
Once I put them on the design wall I decided that I liked them without sashing.  
Oh boy, that meant I needed to make more blocks.  
LOTS more blocks!

I know these photos are not very good, but it was dark when I finished the first three to add to my original 12.  

If you have never seen a Buggy Barn pattern this is how they look when you start.  
You choose three fabrics and stack up the FQ. 
 I traced the pattern on Freezer paper and then you iron it to the three FQ.  
Then you cut them apart on the lines.  
The pattern tells you how to move the fabrics so that one 
becomes the star, one the background and one the basket.  
So you make 3 blocks at one time.  
If the pattern has more pieces 
(for instance the cat has 5 if I remember that correctly) then you shuffle 5.

I am grooming Cole to become the new quilt inspector.  He is taking to it quite nicely!

A few more blocks.

This is a better photo.  I decided to make 36 total blocks.  
That means the quilt will turn out to be queen sized.  
I was not making this for any one in particular but now I have a recipient in mind.  

Last three baskets!!

I have all 36 baskets completed now. 
 I have sewn 4 rows of blocks and sewn 4 rows together into 2 sets of 2 (hopefully that makes sense).  I need to sew the final blocks into 2 rows then sew them to each other.  
Once that is done there will be three more seams to finish the top!  
I am hoping to be able to get that done this week yet.
Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts.

My plans have been interrupted by my son who had a health crisis yesterday.
He was diagnosed with quite a big blood clot.
He has to have Lovenox shots 2x a day and is on Warafrin.
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Now, please link up your WIPs to inspire all of us!



The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Very clever method for making blocks that coordinate together nicely. I like yours without sashing.

Jacqueline said...

Prayers and good wishes for your son.

Ioleen said...

Love your baskets ❤️❤️❤️ Sending prayers and good wishes to your son.

Rebecca Grace said...

I've never heard of the Buggy Barn method -- sounds interesting and your baskets are darling.

Brenda said...

Prayers for your son. Hope he clears the clots soon.
Love the baskets! I have this on my bucket list!

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