Monday, July 19, 2010

Update on Baskets!

Some several someones have stated that Alex Anderson has a book with these kinds of baskets that finish at 4.5"

Hapsew Writes:
Hi Bonnie:
Your border looks great! It is perfect! How clever to use half square triangle blocks in the corners!

I started making baskets like those a number of years ago and the pattern was called Postage Stamp from Alex Anderson's book "Quilts for Fabric Lovers". The baskets are 4 1/2".
So there ya go folks! I think if you want to make some, there is a source for you. Oh, the lunch hours I spent in massage school appliqueing all those basket handles. Oh, the funny looks I got from other "much younger than me" students who thought I was fit for the looney bin!

Great memories, each and every one.

I just finished writing the LAST pattern for the book. I'm breathing a sigh of relief here! I'm packing and getting ready to leave for Hershey..I'm still unsure if I'm leaving tomorrow morning to give myself an extra day up around Lancaster...(oh, I am so sorely tempted!!!) or if I'm going to get up at the bum-crack of dawn on Wednesday and do it all in one shot. It's so nice to be home, I'm a bit reluctant to leave!


  1. Oh Bonnie he is a riot...I looooove that voice. Have a safe trip and have fun
    Robin in Kelso, WA

  2. Baaaahaahaahaha! That was *awesome*! I'm so glad you shared that url -- I'm still laughing! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing that little gem! I too, love Billy Connolly and I think I might indulge myself and buy his voice. I currently have Sean (an Irishman) directing me, but I'd love Billy to tell me where to go!

  4. HA! That almost makes me want to go out and get a Tomtom! Just so I can have him talk to me in the car! : )

  5. Well if you need some place to stay here in Lancaster Co.... I live just 2.7 miles from Sauders! And the house is still clean from the quilt retreat we had weekend before last. LOL

    I'm going to the Hershey show on Saturday... haven't been there since we moved here a couple years ago but have heard good things about it.

  6. Where did you go to massage school?....are you still doing massage ?.... I am a Lic. therapist in ND.

  7. Last pattern written - woo hoo!! All your good works the week of Sisters paid off :)

  8. Very Cool! I didn't know you could buy more voices. I guess I don't get out much.

  9. Billy Connolly - that guy's a hoot!
    I've been enjoying your basket quilt! Very pretty - especially the "wonky corners".

  10. My DH downloaded several new voices last week...like the R2, the computer from starwars...lots of fun while driving (my favorite is the Boston accent of course!)


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