Thursday, July 19, 2012

New travel project...

Posted by Strlady at 5:00 AM
With Petit Four wrapping up (more updates on another post), I'm left with the need to find a new take along project. I find that I travel quite a bit for work and having something tucked in a ziploc bag ready to just grab and throw into my carry on is a blessing.

I find that not having a hand project readily available has me full of anxiety so I decided to look for my next project. Which ever project I chose it would be a long term project and one that I won't keep track of.

My original thought was to make this:

I like the small baskets that look more like padlocks than baskets but what I love most about this one is the medallion in the center and the scalloped borders.

Option two was this one:

This one is bigger and has a unique design where the quilt has a different pattern on the edges and incorporates nine patches between the baskets. The baskets are also more defined. I don't like that the baskets are in two pieces (the handle is a separate piece) but I like that they are larger...

I consulted with the most opinionated ladies in my life and the feedback was unanimous in favor of option #2.

The pattern is called Trick or Treat and is in the book When the Cold Wind Blows by Blackbird Designs. BTW: This book is AWESOME! I love love love the projects in it.

I recently went to a not so local quilt shop to take advantage of an awesome sale where I picked up a good start on my palette for the quilt.

I have a few more pieces on order but I think I need a bit more of the dark cheddar.

Does anyone know of someone working on this one?

6 comments on "New travel project..."

Nancy Near Philadelphia on July 19, 2012 at 7:47 AM said...

I, too, get that panicky feeling when I don't have a hand project in the works. There's a twin size quilt I've been hand quilting for a couple of years, but that isn't portable -- it is more for in front of the TV when there is nothing else. I like the project you've selected and should keep you panic-free for quite some time! I'm not able to jump in and join you on it, but look forward to seeing your progress.

Cathy on July 19, 2012 at 8:08 AM said...

I like the colors you selected and will enjoy following your progress.

Susan on July 19, 2012 at 8:28 AM said...

Right now, I'm panicked that I have too many projects in the works...and a deadline for a another book in December! I love your colors and this pattern is very appealing; I'm stashing it away for a more relaxing time. XOXO

Sinta Renee on July 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM said...

I have always loved those baskets. I think it will be a great project. I am excited to see your progress!

Lisa D. on July 20, 2012 at 10:28 AM said...

What a wonderful selection of fabrics you have collected! This will be gorgeous!

Mom on July 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM said...

It's deliciously old fashioned (hope you love making baskets!!) :-)


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