Good Morning Quilters! In 2019 and 2020, I worked on a cheddar basket quilt that had large white empty squares and pieced baskets surrounding them. See a blog post (Here) I had thought I wanted a long-arm quilter to custom quilt baskets in the large white squares. But I also wanted to use some basket patterns I had (these are different than the May Day ones), and was unsure if I could explain what I envisioned to a machine quilter. Plus the cost would be more than I wanted to pay and I was leery of paying someone to do it and then not be happy with the finished quilt. So I decided to embroider the basket patterns in the blank squares of the quilt, using cheddar embroidery floss. It involves embroidery on a quilt that is already a quilt top, but it hasn’t been too unwieldy for me. I thought of combining the May Day baskets into this quilt, but the colors in the basket were not compatible with the cheddar look I was going for. Remember this post where I had the idea? (May Day Basket idea)
We are up at the cabin, and I’m including some pictures of plants near the front door. We have some English thyme, which is in full bloom right now, and some ferns. So far the deer have left these two ferns alone, but have eaten most of the other varieties of ferns that were planted along the sidewalk. I was told that deer don’t generally eat ferns, but they like the varieties I have planted up here. And as you know, nothing is “deer proof”.
We are up north to visit with my sister and her caretakers to see if we can adjust her meds to make her feel better. She has been very anxious lately. I will be sitting with her during her dialysis treatment and will take my embroidery with me. Here is the basket I’m working on: