Monday, April 11, 2022

Monday Making

Both of my design walls are empty this morning, but there are plenty of block parts on my cutting table and sewing machine cabinet. I spent my quilting time over the weekend working on pink Charm Basket blocks, one of my projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Four of the basket blocks are nearly complete. They just need a little trimming, then the two halves of each block can be stitched together.

The basket blocks will finish at only 4". The pattern I am using is Charm Basket from Laundry Basket Quilts

Here are the bases for the rest of my baskets.

The rest of the basket handles are pinned to the backgrounds and waiting to be stitched down.

It was very difficult to get a decent photo at my machine without too much light reflecting off the surface of the cabinet. My main sewing machine for piecing is a wonderful old Singer 201. It is a straight-stitch machine with a beautiful, even stitch. I've had it for at least 20 years.

Here is the collection of basket block parts waiting to be assembled. By the end of today, I hope to have one design wall filled with cute little pink basket blocks!

Check out what other quilters are working on this week:
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA 


  1. And I thought you had been piecing all those little handles! You shouldn't give away all your secrets.

  2. Just lovely baskets and handles waiting to be stitched together...;)00 I love your pink Spring-ey
    looking. nice work getting them all ready..Hugs, Julierose

  3. Oh, the charm baskets are wonderful for RSC! (Hmmm....wouldn't they be good for a temperature quilt? The basket could be the high and the handle could be the low.....)

  4. Hi,
    Beautiful Baskets...I've been wanting to make a basket quilt..but
    have to figure out what size to make it and colors to use.
    Have a great day!

  5. You have a great start on this month's pink scrappy blocks. Fingers crossed you had the time to make good progress with the block stitching.

  6. What a fantastic array of PINK scraps for your Basket blocks for the RSC!!

  7. In your most center post of 5/7, I asked about the pattern for your little baskets. I scrolled through some of your posts till I came to this one and see that the pattern comes from Laundry Basket Quilts. It's a sweet pattern. I love the range of pinks to reds that you're using for your baskets. Beautiful! Are you stitching the handles by machine?
    I use a Singer 201, too, and love it. It was my mother's, from about 1938 or '39. It's the best machine I've ever used. So glad to see someone else enjoying one.


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