Saturday, June 13, 2009

What a week....and not a very good one, unfortunately. We had a sudden, senseless death in our family last Friday night. The funeral was Wednesday and I got really behind with everything around here.

Today I'm going to work on the second set of blocks for the pink and Brown Swap. I'm anxious to get these two sets of blocks finished and out of here!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

MORE pink and brown blocks.....

Here are two more fabric variations of my basket block. I'm not sure about the brown background in the first picture...might be a bit dark. But I didn't have any lighter medium toned browns, so it'll have to do. Although I hate to say it, I think I like the feathered pink background a little better than the paisley pink (yesterday's post).

But anyhow, all 12 basket blocks for the swap are finished!! I was going to make a set of 4 for myself, but I got tired of paper piecing. Next I'm moving on to a set of brown and pink pinwheel blocks for the same swap. They should go more quickly as they are not paper pieced.

I'm going to trim up the basket blocks and then tear the paper off while I'm watching The Mentalist.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Another Pink and Brown Block.....

Here it is a week after my last post and I finally got another pink and brown basket block finished for the swap. I found a different pattern that was all one piece and added the extra strip in the basket...I like this one much better since I don't have to piece the handle part on.

I'm not quite sure if I should do all the rest in this same mix of fabric or not. I think it's the pink paisley background that I'm not quite sure it too busy? It is a bit brighter in person than it shows on my monitor. But I do love paisley!