Here's the latest blocks for the Random Sampler QAL over at Bloomin' Workshop. I somehow ended up messing up on one of my Tree of Life blocks, but it all worked out okay in the end. These are really sweet blocks to make, but I think I only need a couple of them for this particular project.
Tree on the left not quite like I intended it to be....
There was just a little bit left of each of these green fabrics, so I did a little piecing to make the blocks work. I almost added in a second green fabric for each block, but then decided no, they're scrappy looking enough as it is. Diane (over at Butterfly Threads Quilting) added a little bird to her tree block and I confess, I had to copy the idea! It's an old fashioned look that totally gets me every single time--melts my heart through and through.
Ahhh, now it's looking better.
Then, because I was thinking about the end result, I decided to make a couple more basket blocks. The original basket blocks we made are 8". I'm thinking that having a couple different sizes will play very nicely with the whole 'Random Sampler' look we're aiming for, so I also made four 6" baskets and two 4" baskets. These baskets are rather plain, but that's okay by me. Not every block needs to be a star!
Extra baskets for the QAL.
There was a little trouble with the basket handles on the 4" baskets even though they were definitely cut out on the bias. I probably should have made them just a smidge more narrow. Live and learn. And since I'm trying to cram as many links into this post as I possibly can, I think I better go ahead and link up to Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts too. Don't you think the basket handles count as hand work?