The third setting option I showed on Friday was the one I chose and fairly quickly had the little top sewn together. In fact, I finished stitching it together on Sunday evening but I wanted to wait to get a shot of it in natural light, which we were able to do yesterday.
So here it is – a little 12″ quilt top made up of 16 of the 3″ baskets.
The back of the little top after all the seams were graded and it was pressed. Now all that’s left is to get it basted and ready to quilt. I’m hoping to have it quilted and ready to bind by the end of the week. I’m going to quilt this one by hand.
Now I’m very tempted to get out the box of 5″ charm squares and start making all sorts of these little 3″ baskets. I am going to try to resist that temptation at least for now. Try being the operative word.
“Promise of Spring?” No wonder there’s a question mark as every day we have wind chill warnings and temperatures that are unbelievably cold.
Jake doesn’t seem to mind as he finds places to catch a few sunbeams. He has the most interesting eyes and this photo really shows them. If you click to enlarge the photo, I think you’ll see why I’m so fascinated by them.
Baxter was also enjoying some sun.