Sunday, 15 April 2018

Les paniers de Cécile (Cecile's Baskets)

Back in January, I started to work on some basket blocks for a SAL with Cécile in France. I kind of knew what I wanted.





Unfortunately, I don't know how to sew it. 

This is the kind of setting triangle I want. Unfortunately, I am missing a corner stone on top of the blue basket. Duh! The yellow sashing has to be with the basket not with the setting triangle. 

This basket at the bottom has a corner stone on top. Unfortunately, it should have been sewn at the bottom. Now I have two corner stones together. Arghh! 

Some pieces have been ripped apart so often that I had to cut a new piece. The yellow fabric love to follow the seam ripper. (Darn!)


Today is the deadline for the Basket SAL and, unfortunately, this is all I have to show. (Just imagine it with yellow all around instead of the gray carpet, okay? Thanks.) I promise to send Cécile a picture of the finish project in a near future.  Just not today as I have said enough bad things for one day. 😖

You can see more basket quilts at Cécile's place in a day or two. Enjoy! 

;^)


6 comments:

  1. Oh I feel you frustration - I went through this when I put baskets on point late last year. I did lots of ripping before getting it all pulled together.
    Your scrappy baskets are very charming!

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  2. I just love your scrappy baskets... working out that setting would do my head in though..... hope the blocks don't stretch...
    Hugz

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  3. Oh comme je les aime trop tes petits paniers !! Et ce fond jaune si inhabituel les rend uniques !! Ahhh et tu sais quoi ? j'enrage que tu n'aies pas pu finir à temps car j'aurais bien aimé te compter dans le tirage au sort pour que tu puisses avoir ta chance ! Il sera super beau ton quilt Chantal !!

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  4. So, the name of the quilt is "Little Baskets of Trouble"? Les Petits Paniers de Peine?

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  5. I can sympathize, my weekend project of a flowy dress made with Liberty Lawn had a few seam ripper moments. I've sewed nothing but quilts for thirty years, forgetting a few early sewing lessons. Your scrappy baskets are so cute! I will remember your idea.

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  6. Focus on the progress you made with these beautiful baskets. Deadlines come and deadlines go, but the enjoyment of the process is what really counts!!

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