Friday, June 24, 2016
basket medallion sew-a-long, center appliquéd block
After a spring of way too much travel (Andy to China and me to the Netherlands for work-more about that soon!) and family weddings in Connecticut and Iowa, and Seth's graduation from high school, I hope to have some serious sewing time before I start preparing for fall classes.
Lori over at Humble Quilts is doing another sew-a-long. It is a free formed medallion with a basket theme, inspired by Gwen Marston's style.
I free-cut some shapes with graph paper, then used Pellon middle weight 40 sew-in stabilizer to make faced shapes, cutting an X in the back and turning them right side out. I made some bias stems.
It is machine appliquéd with a straight stitch.
At this point it measures 18 1/2 inches. The next step theme is childhood--I'm thinking pinwheels!
You can see the other basket blocks at: