Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sample Block!

I got up super early this morning and it was just too early to start up my quilting machine so I started with my regular sewing machine. I saw this pattern on another blog and just knew that I had to make it! It is called "Market Baskets" I have just made one block so far and probably will not make anymore until I have the rest of the blocks cut out. I have learned that it is best to sew a sample block because some of the patterns are wrong and sometimes after making one block I just don't like them anymore. :) But this one was fine and I really enjoyed sewing the block together.

Sorry the photos are so dark, not sure what happened there. This is the center of the block here...
This is what the final block will look like. I don't have the outer pieces sewn on yet, I just layed them there so you could get an idea of what it would look like.
Very simple and completely made from 2 1/2 inch strips!
Kristie

11 comments:

Emma said...

I am in love with the yellow, green, and blue fabrics on the bottom of that block. Where did you get them?

Michelle said...

It's a beautiful block!

Amelia said...

Interesting layout - does not look too hard either.

solomi558 said...

Very clean looking and pretty----------cottonreel

Libby said...

Great block! and I really love the fabric that you used to make the basket! Very Pretty!
Libby

julieQ said...

I like that pattern...would be great to use some of the 2.5 inch strips in my bin.

Lori said...

Very Pretty!

miniaturequilter said...

I love your block!! I, (of course) love your fabric choices too!! (I see Thimbleberries and some connecting threads) What a gorgeous quilt it will make!

Rhonda said...

Love it!!! I don't think I've heard of Market baskets before but it seems easy.
Are you still getting snow? Central Texas has gotten 6 inches in one day.....very unusual but beautiful...I began my Mariner's Compass block while watching the snow flakes.

Vesuviusmama said...

Love it! What a wonderful scrappy quilt that will make.

jillquilts said...

The block looks great!! I can't wait to see it all put together!