April Baskets

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More baskets on the way . . .
Baskets are the theme for the block of the April in our Alpine Quilt Group 2010 project. If you're sewing along with us you can find the photo for the quilt here and the pattern here from Jina Barney's website. I think the basket block is really cute.
I've been keeping this background fabric saved on my shelf for a while now. Why do I do that? Now is the time to use fabric I love! I have the handles all glue basted to the background.I have the bottom parts of the basket all sewn together.
So I'm ready to stitch the handles in any free moment. I think this will go together pretty fast. I'm very proud of myself for keeping pace with our Alpine Quilt project, even if I feel like I'm in the eye of a storm some days.

-nanette
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Jandi said...

Those look great! I don't know how you ever manage to keep pace with everyone. I find them all very intimidating....but in a good way. ha!

Brandie said...

Cute baskets. Maybe I'll make a few for May Day.

Sandi said...

I have printed the patterns for the Alpine Quilt project and I would love to do it as everything you gals do is so fun that I'd like to have the fun, too. I just havent' started the blocks yet. Maybe I can start it next week. Actually those baskets are perfect for May Day so that may get me started soon!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

That is the cutest background fabric. You save it for the perfect project!

alobsiger said...

Your baskets are going to be super cute! Can't get enough baskets!! ;-) And I know exactly why you saved that background fabric -- it was waiting for its perfect project. Voila, here it is. I just now finished stitching down the binding on my basket quilt. I lost a couple of points on the sides. I hope I'm done stabbing myself in the top of the thumb for the day. :-)

Susan said...

Cute baskets--they do look like May Day baskets. I am working on some too for my Civil War group.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I really like this months blocks, need to play catch up on this quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Muddling Through said...

How pretty your block beginnings looks and they will really be pretty when they're totally put together. And we save favorite fabrics for that perfect project that has not come along yet. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Ginger Patches said...

Cute baskets! I have been making baskets too, the first ever and they are so fun! I love your fabrics, as usual :) I'm going to go check out that pattern. Thanks for the link!

Rae Ann said...

Love your baskets and the fabrics you are using. Great job! Can't wait to see you at the retreat!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh gosh I just love the fabrics you are using and yes dust that fabric off and use it, if you are like me you will fall in love with a new one soon!!

Pat said...

You have the BEST fabrics for these projects!!!

Rumi said...

Why do we save our favorite fabrics on the shelf instead of in projects we can enjoy? I think we all do this. Good for you! Baskets are the perfect choice too!

julieQ said...

I love baskets, and yours are absolutely wonderful!

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty baskets Nanette! I'm always amazed at all you manage to do -- I'll bet you ARE in the eye of the storm most days LOL!

em's scrapbag said...

Cute, cute baskets. And I love Allison's toes. Very fun!

Maggey and Jim said...

Love the fabrics and the baskets,,the quilt is going to be awesome..That baby is adorable..
Maggey

Lori Holt said...

More baskets for us to make? great! count me in...i havn't met a basket quilt that i don't like yet...your background fabric is perfect!
x
lori

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Nanette those are so cute. I love baskets and your fabrics. I'm going to check out that link. Thanks for the info.

Mel said...

As always Nanette, wonderful fabric combinations!!

Fiesta said...

They look great Nanette.

sparkle jars said...

These baskets are gorgeous smorgeous!

Jan said...

Oh the "eye of that storm" can be wicked some days Nanette, so great job on keeping up w/the BOM! It's gonna be a beauty :)

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love baskets. Thanks for the link!

pratima said...

The shape of the baskets is very sweet. I don't think I have seen them before. The background fabric is so perfect for these pretty baskets!

Cheryl said...

Great choice for your background..very sweet baskets!

Kerri said...

what sweet baskets!!

gokul said...

Don't worry about the one time setup cost for Geothermal Heat Pumps!

rtfgvb7812a said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Deb said...

Hmmm, I tried the three links that you provided in regards to the basket quilt, but couldn't access the 3rd link; the link to the actual website. Apparently you have to have a "user name" and a "password".(I tried several times..) Do you know if there is a place to sign-up to access the site? And, BTW~~~what a cute, cute, cute basket and quilt~~ just like everything you make!!
Happy Friday!

a little bit biased said...

I love the Eat Cake pattern. That looks like a fun one to make. And, I missed March's Alpine Quilt Group meeting so I am excited to see what the new pattern is! Your baskets are adorable. I love the colors you're using and yes, your background fabric is so fun! Yay!

Corrie said...

Love basket quilts! That's a cute pattern.