Friday, July 23, 2010

Knoxville Link and Basket Progress

Shortly after I published my last post, I visited the Blogger help website and read the instructions (imagine that!) and found I had an older version of the software.  I quickly updated and am now able to post photos anywhere I want. 

Here is a link where you can see the winning quilts from the AQS show in Knoxville.  Be sure you scroll through all the pages in the Guild Challenge Area.  Knoxville Quilts

While I was away, I took a lot of projects to work on.  Problem was that I didn't bring enough supplies.....1, yes 1, needle; 2 straight pins; and 2 spools of thread.  Quite frankly, I wouldn't have had those supplies had it not been for the wonderful little applique travel case my friend Rheba gave me several years ago. 

It is just the right size to hold the little basket blocks I'm working on.  Speaking of the little baskets, I have now finished 20.  291 seems like even more than ever!!

They are fun to make and some day I WILL have 100!!  I envy those of you with more than me. 

I'm now on a hunt for fabric.  I want to make the feature quilt from Blackbird Designs' "Home Sweet Home" book.  I am looking for the cream with green stripe homespun that is used in the alternate blocks.  Anyone know where I could snag a couple of yards? 

Have a great weekend and try to stay cool! (or warm for those of you who are enjoying the fall)


  1. Hello Kay, I am new follower from the charming girls club, you are inspiration my those basket blocks...truly inspiring..
    blessings charming madame

  2. Kay...I'm working on the Home Sweet Home feature quilt as well. I've just finished with block # 2. I'm really enjoying this one. I don't have any of the homespun you are looking for, I'm using some of Renee Nanneman's prints for my backgrounds and am incorporating a couple of her florals into the blocks. One in particular is the fabric that was used for the back of the Christmas Memories Quilt you did. They are working beautifully.

  3. This is on my "to do" list. However, it will probably be quite a while before I can start. I have seen this made in so many different ways. Each one is beautiful and just makes me want to start on my own. Did you make the one that was displayed at the Rabbit's Lair?