Maybe May Flowers

In my part of the world, April sure is ending in showers. Showers and thunderstorms. So here is to May Flowers!

Monday I hosted my quilting group. While pondering what to sew on, I wondered what happened to the basket quilt I started ever so long ago. I found it. There were 9  of 12 completed blocks.

One block only needed the star appliquéd in place.

Another block had all the pieces cut and needed assembled.

And the last block had templates made but not cut out.

I completed all three of the remaining blocks. All the blocks are machine appliqué using straight stitch or blanket stitch, matching thread to the fabric. I’m loving them.

The pattern is an old Joined at the Hip BOM, Baskets & Blooms, printed in 2000. If memory serves, I purchased the pattern when a quilt shop I visited was going out of business. I’m still deciding how to finish the blocks – all 12 blocks together make a 42″ x 66″ quilt. I might divide them up to make 3 wall hangings. Or frame some as gifts.

My last to-do list:

  1. Finish piecing Mystery quilt top. ✗ Still have trees to finish.
This week’s to-do list:
  1. Work on Mystery quilt or
  2. Work on Basket & Blooms or
  3. Work on grand daughter’s quilt
Lately, I’ve not been doing well with my own to-do list! (I think I’m rebelling against my own list!) But I am happy with completing all the Basket & Bloom blocks! I’ll post about the rest of the blocks once I figure out what I’m doing with them.

Linking to To-Do Tuesday

3 Responses to “Maybe May Flowers”

  1. Jean McKinstry Says:

    So good to find everything all together, and to get those all finished is a sure win.

  2. Christine Slaughter Says:

    How fun to find you didn’t have much left to do to get all of the blocks finished, and then finished them at your quilt group meetup! They are so cute!

  3. Patricia Says:

    How fun to find a UFO so near completion! Your blocks came out lovely! I bet you’re eager to finish up the rest – it’ll make a lovely finish! But then again, I love flowers! Happy quilting!

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