The applique border is easier than you might think. I skipped the needle-turn method for raw-edge machine applique. Another way to make the corner blocks easier is to paper piece the basket. I also opted not to add any additional applique over or under the handle of the basket. I always evaluate what I can do to make my quilts less stressful. I encourage you to think about ways to do the same.
Midnight at the Oasis, that is, by Jen Kingwell. I admit it. I've procrastinated. It's been a while since I posted pictures of my fabric. But after encouragement from my sisters, after coaxing from my friends, and a teaching engagement from my employer, I started! Yes, I will do a block of the month, starting in October, at Eagle Creek Quilt Shop in Shakopee.
I took these photos when Linda Hockert brought in her My Small World top to Eagle Creek Quilt Shop where I work and teach.
The original quilt has embroidered landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, but Linda chose to add The Golden Gate Bridge.
Here is a darling tiny tractor next to Linda's barn block.
Marv always finds a soft spot to crash. Look at those long legs...he has a hard time hiding them. We were up at the cabin after the Fourth of July. I finished starching my fabric for Midnight at the Oasis and I cut 1 1/2" strips from almost all of them...at least the darks, not the lights. I am starting with the 9-patches as a way to evaluate my color choices. I'll see how I like them some time soon.
My name is Chris Barnard and I have been quilting for 30 years and teaching classes for 10 years. My goal is to inspire people to begin their quilting journey, to finish projects already started and to share my passion for quilts.