Garden Baskets

One of my sewing goals for this year, is to use some of the fabrics that I hand dyed years ago.

Hand Dyed Fabric

As you can see, I have enough for several projects!

Hand Dyed Fabric

Remember when I organized my paperwork (patterns, ideas, inspiration)?  While I was doing that, I was looking for something to do with the hand dyes.

I chose the Garden Baskets pattern designed by Janine Holzman and published in Quilters Newsletter Magazine 1997.

Garden Baskets

I have 18 blocks stacked and prepared for sewing.

Garden Baskets

This should be fun!

Quilt On!

14 responses to “Garden Baskets

  1. OH I have some basket patterns and a nice flat of black! I may just try this. Getting bored with UFOs but still pushing!

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  2. Cleaning/clearing your piles revealed a fun ‘side trip’ with your ‘old’ hand dyed fabrics. A fresh take on an old pattern – well worth the ‘dive’ HA!
    🙂

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    • Those fabrics have been on my mind for a long time, but I wanted to work through most of my old UFO’s before doing something new. I think I am at a point where I can say that I am balanced between old and new now. Wonder how long that balance will last. Ha, ha! And what’s the point of collecting patterns if I never use them? I think most of them have aged quite well now. Then again, a collector collects just for the fun of collecting; using has nothing to do with it. 🙂

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  3. I have a whole drawer of hand dyed fabrics, but that won’t be my project for them. How many leaves are in that border?

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  4. Hi Laura! Oh those fabrics!!! Just the perfect design to highlight them all to their best. I can’t wait to see this project as it moves along. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Thank you, Roseanne! It is moving along slowly. I already have a date with Jack the Ripper…it seems that my block wants to be somewhat larger than the pattern. I should’ve made a test block first, but, no…I just dove right in there. Ha, ha!

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  5. That’s a great pattern to make the most of your hand dyed fabrics. Will you machine applique the border?

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    • I enjoy hand applique, but I am leaning towards machine applique, which I also enjoy. I guess I will figure that out when I get to that stage, Allison. 🙂

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  6. This looks to be very eye catching, Laura, and a I love the black!

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