Thursday, December 8, 2022

I'm going to try to work my way through the quilt blocks that I've started and never put together into a top.  This pattern is Antique Baskets by Brandywine Design.  The pattern has more baskets, but I'm stopping at 16 to make a wall hanging.  The handles are embroidered.  I used a product called Transfer Eze.  You can see more photos of the blocks and a photo of the pattern here.    I'm trying to choose a sashing fabric from my stash.  I'm not sure about either of these fabrics.  

I've started a new hexagon project.  One of the girls at the Jane Stickle quilt retreat gave me a package of hexagon papers that she didn't want  I thought that was a sign that I should start a new hexagon  project.  I'm using my stash of Tilda fabrics.     

Here are just a few photos from my trip to Shipshewana.  Each time I pull up to the side of Yoders Department Store , there are more barn quilts.  These are over on the side of the store that has all the fabric.  

Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus are standing out front of the entrance into the hardware/department store side of Yoders.  

The Amish were in town on Saturday to do their shopping.  

This is a new to me popcorn store.  It's called The Dutch Kernel, and there are lots of different flavors including Snicker Doodle, Cheddar Caramel and Pizza flavor.  They have a website, and you can order online.   

This is a wreath that I wish I'd bought.  

The town was all decorated for Christmas.  

I love time spent there with friends.  It had been 3 years since I'd been to the retreat.  I had a great time even though I didn't get much sewing done.  I embroidered 3 basket handles during the retreat.  That was pretty much it.  But, that's ok.  Catching up with friends and having fun was more important.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

I hope you're finding some time to stitch today.  


  1. Thanks for the pictures LuAnn, retreat was so much fun and it went by so fast! The baskets are cute, they'll make a lovely small quilt. Happy stitching with your hexies!

  2. Hello, LuAnn, so happy to see you in Blogland again. I believe you are unsure about the two fabrics you picked for the border because they are both wrong. In my humble opinion, these baskets are calling for some floral fabrics. Do you have one with red or orange flowers? Give that one a try. It just might work. Enjoy the new hexis project. ;^)


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