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.