Monday, March 7, 2011

Is It Over?

Is this past winter really over for this area?  I have lilies pushing up through the mulch and pansies blooming.  Not sure what happened to all of those tulips I planted.  Haven't seen hide or hair of them yet.  I have a feeling they are not going to make it.

Things have been a little off around here since Christmas and I am hoping that spring will give Aud and I both a little "get up and go".

I made a "pact" to start on a Basket Quilt in February with Sharie.  Then life stepped in, with a huge "gotcha" laugh and said, no, no, no, you have to wait awhile.  So it has been a while and I am hoping life will hide long enough to allow me to get a little caught up in my quilting.

I have collected batiks for several years, and these boxes represent the "smaller" pieces I have.  All I can say to this is I had no idea I had this many, lol.

Of course I have to make the quilt at least queen size  so I got out the glue and made some copies and made my pattern larger.  Lots of baskets!

This is the selection I came up with, who knows, it may change.  The lights are the background, and the handles are the green in the bottom right hand corner.  I am going to "try" to do them one block a week, and even as I say this, I know it isn't going to happen.  However, I am going to try. 

I guess this is my design wall this week.  Visit Judy at Patchwork Place for links to what others are doing. 


Charlene S said...

Goals are not written in stone. Life sometimes changes goals to desires. You just modify and continue life. Your colors are great and you have a plan. So what if you only get 1 done in a month sometimes. You could farm a few out to bloggers. You know we would all love to help you.

MB in MI said...

LOVE this quilt pattern! (have this quilt pattern!) will watch for your progress for inspiration! happy sewing... :-)

Vicky said...

You're doing it! You've started a new project! Good for you!!

Marti said...

Isn't it funny how we think we just have a few scraps in a tub and it turns out to be enough to make a quilt or three? I love your basket pattern and can't wait to see it made.

Carol said...

That is going to be one awesome quilt!

ranette said...

Very pretty quilt and I'm excited to see your progress Perry!
How is Aud doing?