Tuesday, July 20, 2010


My newest project involves baskets. I have found my inner country-girl and love using old patterns in modern settings.  I'm working with Gwen Marston's liberated quilting technique which are indeed very freeing yet demand some precision sewing and piecing.  I love using up all my scraps, especially the florals, so while I work on other things, I can make little baskets with the leftovers. I punctuate  my unbleached muslin background with pieces that I have tea-dyed in various substances-chamomile being one of my favorites-a fairly rich yellow.  I made small binding for the handles.  This shows the rough beginnings.