Posted By drsao on September 18, 2008
I have been playing CATCH UP on my Moda Piece and Plenty Block of the Month Club. Sunday we get our last two baskets and the instructions for how to put the sampler together……so I said, “Self, you really SHOULD get this done.”
I also had a very bad toothache and was experiencing discomfort (something unique for me because I have a high pain tolerance level and a positive thinking coping strategy. ) Doing something tedious and time consuming kept me distracted from what could have been a miserable four days. Instead, I am all CAUGHT UP with my blocks, I had a GREAT TIME and I had a root canal today……so this story has a HAPPY ENDING.
Here are some of the blocks that I made…….I am doing the all blue and white version (as if I NEEDED to mention that!) I am including them OUT OF ORDER and I have labeled them with my OWN titles! There may be a couple of blocks that I left out – but this is the GIST!
Basket with Bows - the first block Woven Basket
The Tall Basket
I really like this TALL BASKET….and the border is made with 20 flying geese pieces….20! I made my own fillers for this month – and I can’t remember which other months that I substituted fillers, but I know that I did when I felt the urge to be creative. Remember, I don’t really like to follow directions! lol
Round Basket with Curvy Handle
Several Filler Blocks
It is going to be interesting to see how these filler blocks fit together to produce the end result.
Moda Block #8
I really did a lot of MODIFICATION OF THIS BLOCK….it had lots more flowers floating in space and I just prefered more order and simplicity. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the tiny 1 1/2 inch square checkerboard blocks so I substituted those for the basket filler blocks that we were supposed to do.
GRAPE BASKET with Pinwheel Fillers
I really had fun making this basket with the pinwheels!
I am not sure but I think this one might be my favorite one. I keep changing my FAVORITE ONE!!
Paper Pieced Basket Fillers
Bird with the Basket
I think my bird is facing a DIFFERENT DIRECTION from what the designer intended!
Bear Claw Basket
Here are more fillers with my favorite little 1 1/2″ pieced checkerboard squares!
Basket with YO YO HANDLES TO BE ADDED
This one will have yo yo handles but I can’t put them on until after the quilt is quilted!
Basket with Buds
Several Filller Blocks
May Day Basket
So there you have it – I am all caught up with the pieces of the puzzle – so the next picture will be with all of the pieces put together into a quilt top (how is that for positive thinking!!!!!)