Thursday, August 2, 2012

Giving things a Test Drive..

Posted by Strlady at 5:00 AM
There has been a bit more TV viewing this week than usual with the Summer Olympics taking place and I have found myself desperate for something to do while watching, so I pulled out one of my long term projects and dusted off the cobwebs.

This is the first block in my, larger - more modern, version of Jacqueline’s Album Quilt. The original block is 9" but I have decided that is a bit to small for my clunky hands. I've decided to increase the size to 12" which was just a matter of enlarging the applique templates to 10 1/2".

As to my travel project I decided I needed to give it a test drive.

I wanted a one piece template of the basket instead of attaching the handle separately, so I traced the handle on the body template right off the bat. I wanted to make sure I would be comfortable with the corners and arcs.

It actually went smoothly, but I thought the handle could be pulled down closer to the body so I adjusted my plastic template to make the basket more stout.

I completed 4 little blocks in no time at all! Only 292 to go! LOL!

3 comments on "Giving things a Test Drive.."

Susan on August 2, 2012 at 8:52 AM said...

I love projects that can "tag along". The basket is perfect.

Monica on August 2, 2012 at 9:35 AM said...

I look forward to watching your progress on this basket quilt you've started. I've been wanting to start one myself for a while now. While at Market I found a good pattern to try in the book A Bag of Scraps by Edie McGinnis. Now I just need to find the time.

Darlene on August 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM said...

Love your projects! I have a basket project I started several years ago that I think I need to pull out. OK, I need to pull it out and dust off the cob webs. LOL


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