It was another good week in the Needlework department. I finished my hand pieced basket block. This is the first one, I plan to do a few more. The blocks are being donated back to the Guild and next year they will be pieced into a quilt which will be donated as our community project. The block is done in cottons and measures 8inches edge to edge and approximately 11 1/2 inches on the diagonal.
The Dutch 9 patch blocks of last week have been put away and I have moved on to another quilt. It's paper pieced birds. I don't have a block to show you at this time, but by next week I will. Come back at that time and hear the story of the quilt and why I am working on it.
I did find some time to work on the nautical quilt (still need a name for it). Below is shown the block 'Time and Tides'. It was hand pieced to ensure that I has nice 'points'. The colouring in the photo isn't quite right, but the quilting lines show up well. I have been quilting this block 1/4 inch away from the seam lines.
There was a little wrinkling in this block, but the quilting it seems to have taken up the slack.
While stitching I have been listening to the audio book "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas.