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!