Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stamp Basket Exchange Progress

I've been working on my Stamp Basket blocks for the Jo Morton exchange. They are all hand pieced using CIndy Blackberg's stamp set www.cindyblackberg.com I committed to doing four sets of four blocks. I also have made one extra of each set for myself. To date, I have one set completely done and the bottoms of the other three sets. Here is a photo of my "work box"...
I have also pinned the applique handle onto the top portion of the stamp basket block. Now I just have to applique them on and sew the final seam to finish off the blocks. The stamp basket block will finish at 3 inches ... I love these small blocks!
I made my bias applique handle using Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Stems www.karenkaybuckley.com They were easy to sew on the machine and have been so easy to applique. I learned about using this type of applique stem from Jo Morton's retreat in September!

I am really enjoying hand piecing...very relaxing after a day at work!

Hugs,

Elaine

7 comments:

Amy R said...

Beautiful blocks Elaine~

Sew Unique Creations said...

I want that stamp so bad! I keep saying I'm going to order it and never do! Thank you for the reminder! Your blocks are gorgeous!

Sue said...

Nice baskets, I am using Cindys spool stamp and enjoying the hand piecing process too.

Cheryl said...

I have never hand pieced and was intimidated by this project. Seeing how beautiful yours are, I wish I had joined.

Quilt Enthusiast said...

Delightful.

Jeanne Lex said...

Very nice, Elaine. I love baskets, but way too much on my plate to do this exchange. Can't wait to see the finished quilts...

Diane said...

I am making the same basket blocks. They are so fun. I did mess up though. I made my blocks with the same background and a different fabric for each basket, but I don't have enough to make it big enough for my bed.:( oh well I will figure it out.
Your blocks are beautiful.