Applique Tuesday Week 33

I prepped for applique this past week as I'm in Colorado this week and have no access to a machine. I needed a hand stitching project. It's WIP #13 I'm working on and I call it Hexie Baskets. I found the pattern for the blocks in an old Quilter's Newsletter magazine, issue 260 - March 1994 - way before I took up making hexagons or discovered Karen at Faeries and Fibres .  Stars in the Loft is the one that stunned me into the possiblities of hexies beyond Grandmother's Flower Garden.

So I pulled out the pattern and began assembling the hexagon flowers in 2012 after reading Karen's tutorials. I decided to only attempt a 9 block version.  The hexagons are 1/2" .  I brought with me 7 baskets and 7 handles to applique onto the 13" squares of muslim I cut.



When I get back from CO, I'll add the finished flowers  to the blocks, and they will look like this:
                                       
Then it will be time for more hand stitching, or maybe I'll do it with the machine - stitching around the flowers and leaves that is.

Bye for now,
Angie in SoCal

Comments

Gina Smith said…
Great block. It looks like it's going to be a lovely quilt.

Love and hugs Gina xx
KaHolly said…
Nice to keep busy hands! Looks like a fun block and it will make a bright and cheery quilt.
Sandra said…
Good way to keep the hands busy
Kate said…
It's a lovely block and the perfect use for hexies. :)
I remember those cute little baskets. I can't believe it's been since 2012.....wow.
Deanna said…
I love the hexie flower basket blocks! These will make a gorgeous quilt!! Have fun in Colorado. See you when you get back. Hugs!
Kate said…
Enjoy your trip. Looking forward to seeing all your finished flower baskets.
Nancy said…
Such fun baskets! The quilt will be beautiful.
desertskyquilts said…
That's going to put you way down the road toward finish! I do like the pattern. I had to laugh because when you said old Quilter's Newsletter, I was thinking issue 50? But then you said issue 260. =) I know that makes it more than 20 years old, but I started my first subscription with issue 51, and collected all but one of the earlier issues.
sophie said…
Adorable block. Enjoy your trip!
I follow Karen and she is so prolific!!! Love your basket filled with hexie flowers!
Lynette said…
I see why you liked those blocks so much, Angie - nice melding of hexies and baskets, for sure. :)