Sunday, May 18, 2008

Charlotte's Basket

In the wee hours of this morning, I made my first Charlotte's basket block.
It measures 6 1/2 inches now. I haven't started putting the setting string tris on because
I don't have any strings put together right now so that part will have to wait. I had all these tiny
1/2 squares left from a project that I was working on last 4th of July when Bonnie and I got together for a sewing play date. You can see the blocks as I worked on them on the wall behind us. Anyway, that is why all my backgrounds of the 1/2 sq tris are the same. This quilt was the first time that I had been able to get additional bonus tris from a design. That quilt which I call The Queen is a snowball pattern with a different setting. I used 2 1/2 inch squares on the corners and double sewed and wound up with a bunch of bonus little half squares. Too cute to throw away. You might reconize the border and some of the fabric if you look hard enough. Some of the same fabric that my little quilt is made of.
anyway, that is why all my backgrounds of the 1/2 sq tris are the same. My first quilt Decade which was a square in a square design I made using triangles cut from a square and sewn around the square.
The reason for no strings put together at the moment you might wonder? I just completed sewing all my string blocks into rows for my latest quilt which I am considering calling Black tie affair. The blocks are actually a type of bow tie block sewn together. But when sewen together you lose the bow tie. So I might have to change the name.

This is just a sample of them while I was first making them and was trying to see how they would play together. It turned out that I made enough blocks for 9 rows with 8 blocks per row. I haven't decided if I am going to do something in the black squares.

Bonnie, Thanks a million for making my idea come to life. You are the greatest. I am really going to love my little baskets. For anyone wanting the pattern Bonnie has it on her website in her blog Dated May 3, 2007. at



Bonnie said...

It's darling!!! I love that you are making another little quilt from the leftovers of the snowball that you did with your's like the "fabric that keeps on giving" when you get to work with bonus pieces!


Rhonda said...

Wonderful basket and how great to have it name after you too! I like you string quilt too. Don't you just love those fabrics that give you one quilt then another and another? :D

SandyQuilts said...

Love your string quilt.