Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Today I am a guest at Sew we Quilt, sharing my thoughts on tools. I would appreciate anyone dropping by and having a read!
I went for the little inexpensive gadgets that make my life a little easier and a few unsung heroes

Making this traditional basket block was a good tester for all of them- the bias strip handle hand sewn on especially!  This block is a Kumiko Fujita design from a magazine she contributes to but the Farmer's Wife sampler quilt has the same basket on point.
The background is Denyse Schmidt, the basket is Japanese linen print  and a little Suzuko Koseki print and the headscarf girl in the corner is a Kei fabric.  The gingham is vintage.  
It is a chilly week, considering the headscarf as an option to keep me warm :)

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  1. It is chilly! Lovely block! :)

  2. Great post on Sew I QUilt. I was just thinking today that i could definitely use better quality pins, and the Hera marker looks really handy! As always, your block is gorgeous!

  3. Thanks for the great post on Sew I Quilt. I love learning what others use. Have found great tools that way.

  4. This may seem like a silly question, but when you say the fabric is "vintage" is it from recycled clothing or actual vintage yardage? Cute block, too!

  5. Great advice, Kerry! I had never thought of using a hera marker for making 1/4" folds. It would certainly help to get my bias tape even. I will have to get one of those finger pressers, too. Thanks!

  6. That is a sweet, sweet block Kerry. As always!

  7. I will pop over shortly - I think a pair of comedy earmuffs wouldn't go amiss this week!

  8. adorable! I love those yo-yos, and you always use the nicest fabric - I have total fabric envy for your stash!

  9. love that block. the yo yo's add so much! beautiful as per usual! ;) xoxo


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