|Basket pieces organized in Zip Loc bags.|
|My stack of basket fabrics, all the pieces are traced on, I just need to cut them out and I will have 20 more prepped for hand piecing.|
|Poke Berry Baskets by Cindy Blackberg.|
|I started the embroidery on one square. I am not sure on blanket stitching the leaves. I may do a different stitch.|
|I have everything organized for hand piecing my Sweet William baskets in these drawers.|
|I have everything organized for embroidering the Poke Berry squares in this set of drawers.|
In case anyone is interested the original quilt that Susan Smith took her design from for her Sweet William quilt was this one. It is called Album Basket and was made in 1860. The original has some baskets with birds, giraffes, and a rooster.
I found this photo of the original quilt in this book, "Treasury of American Quilts" by Cyril I. Nelson and Carter Houck. I love looking through this book, so many wonderful quilts!
Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca