Saturday, 16 November 2013

Double basket quilt block
How can it possibly be two months since I posted on this blog?  Today I have a sweet little quilt block to share with you.  I rather like it because it's crying out for some embroidery or applique to fill the baskets.  In case you're wondering, the two baskets stretch from top left to bottom right - the bases of the baskets are in the middle of the block and the triangles forming the handles of the baskets are reaching towards the corners.

Layout for double basket quilt block
To make each basket quilt block you will need nine each brown and white 2.7/8" squares to make half square triangles, three brown 2.1/2" squares and four white 2.1/2" squares.  They are laid out in five rows of five - maybe I'll find time to add some embroidery when I have to put my sewing machine away over Christmas.

I think my biggest news (and the main reason that I haven't had time to draw breath recently) is that I have written three quilt patterns specifically to make into ebooks for sale on Amazon.  Writing the books was easy - after all, writing quilt patterns is what I do all the time - but I certainly went through a steep learning curve figuring out how to format it and offer it to Amazon.  I was so pleased with myself when I eventually managed it!  Amazon allow me to offer them as free downloads for a very limited period and at the moment the jelly roll quilt pattern is available as a free download till Tuesday.  If you would like to download it for free you can do so here:

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I hope you enjoy the pattern - I am able to go into far more detail in the book than I can in one of the patterns on my website.

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