I'm sneaking a few pictures of the "Basket Blanket" hat I made to go with the basket I painted red the other day.
Is that term the counterpart to the term Mug Rug??
I had a lot of fun with this. It was pretty challenging finding scraps that worked well together. I didn't even think I had anything with red or blue (in any shade) so I was pleased to find that I had some rather large pieces. This made the piecing very simple.
This pattern is what I finally chose:
The back is two pieces of a marroon fabric - fittingly, it has little yellow starts all over it. Here is is, below, with the marroon side up:
and here it is with the pieced side up:
Okay, I have been very timid about starting to quilt, but I think I am ready. Previously my piecings have been touch-and-go, so now I think I'm ready to make something Quilt-Worthy! In the meantime, I'm going to put this out on our July 4th picnic table, and fill it with cream cheese brownies...
I hope you get the chance to be creative today!