I started this quilt at a retreat with Susan Smith (of Patchwork On Stonleigh) about 2 1/2 years ago. It was one of the first projects I did that was scrappy – prior to this they were all your ‘5 matching fabrics’ variety. This one made me step outside my comfort zone a bit, and started my love of scrappy quilts. I’ve done it as a quilt-as-you-go. There’s still a pieced border to go around the outside, but it’s starting to come together nicely.

There’s a bit of embroidery, some applique and a few other goodies on here. On this plain block I’ve appliqued a little crocheted basket that I inherited (in a cabinet full of doileys) from my Nan. I didn’t know what to do with it, but I knew I wanted to use it on something – and this ended up being the perfect project for it. As with all Nan’s doileys, it was starched to within an inch of its life, but it sits well on the quilt.

I’ve used many shades of raspberry, with a little pink and green thrown in for good measure. The green stands out a bit in the photo, but I think once the border goes on it should all tie in nicely. There’s not too much left to do on this one, so it just may get finished sometime soon!

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