This week was a doozy with my sinus infection and I'm thankful that this evening I am starting to feel better though not completely 100%. Thank you well wishers!! It was over a week ago that signed up to participate in the Friday Night Sew-In. The way my week was going I wasn't sure I'd be here.
I've spent the evening pressing and prep folding some of my older fat quarters to run through the GO! this weekend. Actually I did cut one of the fabrics for the basket block as a "test run" so I knew I was doing it correctly and would not be "hacking up my cloth." This die suggest a few options for cutting depending on the outcome you want for the blocks. I'm choosing to mix & match baskets with backgrounds like the photo. I'm using 11.5" wide strip from FQ. I then fan fold fabric to 5" wide before placing on the die. This enables me to get 4 backgrounds and 4 baskets out of the piece of fabric. The basket handle on the die is on the bias.
The finished block size will be 4" x 4". I thought it might be fun to have a little mini-giveaway of cut basket blocks from the GO! I'm not sending pieces for the whole quilt but will send you at least four blocks to play and do with as you choose. I was thinking these might be the perfect size for pincushions. If your interested leave a comment and Sunday I'll draw a name.