Monday, November 23, 2009

A little progress

Not much sewing has been happening here over the last couple of weeks. Above are 2 more basket blocks for the Waterloo quilt. The baskets are sewn together using English Paper Piecing, then appliqued down. I am using Superior Bottom Line thread for the EPP and applique. The embroidery on each handle is done with floss from Weeks Dye Works. The threads are hand dyed and there is quite a bit of variation in colour in each skein.

These pieces are for the next round of the AQ. They are much faster to sew together than the Le Moyne stars!

I have found a lovely blog by a lady who lives in Holland. She has recently started posting in English as well as Dutch. Danielle has beautiful work!


  1. Love your basketsand colour placement and lozenges Miriam :-)

  2. I love your little baskets, I had to zoom in right away to see what you did on the handles.


  3. after Crispy said she zoomed in to see the baskets better I did too - I love those handles - fussy cutting is worth it at times isn't it.

  4. You have so beautiful fabrics for your AQ. Very very beautiful!!!!!!

  5. Oh that is a wonderful project and Superior Threads are so good!

  6. Gorgeous baskets Miriam....don't you just love the variation in the Weeks floss?!

    Wow you've got a lot of the next round of the AQ done....that gives me hope :o)

  7. Just back from our week away and found this post! Tks for the lovely words!! I will gradually pick up business hihi. Love the colors you use for your AQ!!! Nice he, a smooth sewing round hihi! By the way, how big are the baskets? Nice weekend! XXXD

  8. Beautiful baskets! I just love the fabric.