I hope you have been encouraged to dust off those 'had to have' quilt books, collections of quilting magazines, binders of printed free patterns from the Net, or patterns bought at shows or shop hops. You get the idea - dust them off and use them. Or like some have done, a little housecleaning and purging - giving someone else the opportunity to love them.
I not only chose a dusty book, but one that challenges me. If you know me - I like to work tiny, so this challenge was doing a LARGE block quilt from this book. The cover quilt is what drew me into buying this. This would make a lovely gift to a beginner quilter as there are several nice tips thru the construction of each project.
Now these blocks are very quick and easy (and only 12.5" unfinished), but you have to wait to press your blocks until you have your layout selected - so your seams nest nicely. I used up a left-over FQ bundle and the last of my Kona White.
This is called 'Hidden Baskets' - the white sections pull it together once all the blocks are together, yet I see it as upside down hearts. There will be no border on this, so it will wait it's turn for sandwiching/quilting.
This Month's Charm for the Quilt Barn pin is the Dresden Plate - link will be open from this post to the following Sunday with winner announced May5th.
Now it's your turn to share: