Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Whew...What a week

Good grief is it Tuesday already? and a Tuesday in October to boot!

If you have been following the Scrap Basket Mystery, you got the big reveal last week, but the diagrams were a bit confusing. This is a link to a pdf file of Step 12 on the website that I think explains it differently (and hopefully better).

There were also some folks who decided that baskets were not quite "manly" enough for a boys quilt, so... if you haven't put your basket blocks together yet here are some options...

Using sixteen large half-square triangles from step 6
You can make four large pinwheel blocks

Then, there are sixteen pairs of mirrored units

Take four of them that match (all left sides or all right sides) and put them together as a pinwheel to get this spinning star
Finally you have the HST 4-patch pieces

Once again, think pinwheel, or just flip two of four around, there are several options

Put the new blocks in place of the basket blocks and the same pieces make an entirely different quilt.

Such is the power of the re-arrangement!

I've also got pictures of our quilt show from Saturday and will post them as soon as possible.

Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!

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