July 19, 2021

Baskets + Kaffe Gathered

I debated on what to call this one and ended up going with Kaffe Gathered at the suggestion of a friend.  The baskets are obvious, it's the name of the quilt in Cheryl's new book, Just one Charm Pack Quilts.  Today is Day 3 of the the blog hop to showcase a couple projects from the book and will be running through July 29th.

For the background, I had this Hoffman modern batik and thought it looked nice against the cool blues and greens of the charm pack.  I hesitated to mix the batik with regular prints but decided to go with it and glad I did.  

Now, I must confess, I don't often use precuts because I like to prewash all my fabrics.  And, yes, I did prewash the Kaffe Fasset charm pack.  I wrote a blog post about prewashing fabrics and included solutions for precuts.   

The other fabric pictured is the the basket fabric, a Kona cotton called Noble Purple.  

The baskets are made from half square triangles and cleverly arranged in a circle.  With swirling baskets and the half square oriented in different directions, I have a tip for keeping everything in order.  Snap a quick photo after you layout each block so you can refer back to it when sewing the basket together.  Trust me, I know from experience.  

The Baskets pattern is made from just one charm pack and paired with a background fabric and a little for the baskets themselves. 

Baskets is one of 18 projects from Cheryl's book.  Just think, 18 different quilts using "Just One Charm Pack" paired with a background fabric.  I didn't have to purchase any fabric, it all came from my stash.  Just one Charm Pack Quilts and be purchased on Amazon (affiliate link) or an autographed copy can be purchased from the Meadow Mist Designs Shop

No photo shoot seams to go as planned.  Just before heading outside to get some photos, it started pouring down rain.  After the rain stopped, I headed out and it was so humid, the quilt top was instantly damp feeling.  And you would know, a breeze came and there it landed on the wet ground.  

Now to get baskets quilted, but that's for another day...

May 30, 2021

In Bloom #61 + Remembrance

Today I am remembering service members, and their families, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  

These pots contain some annuals grown last year, white Verbena and Lobelia. 

Happy Sunday,



May 23, 2021

In Bloom #60 + Eastern Red Columbine

After reading about the growing habits and abundance of nectar the native Eastern Red Columbine (Aquilegia Canadensis) provides, I would consider adding this to my garden.  

Happy Sunday,