Our patchwork group is working on basket blocks this year, one block a month. The first is Basket of Fruit.
I starting a basket quilt in May last year. It spent some time in a box on the shelf, as projects do, but it came out at the start of the year and it's progressing well.
I am working on a pieced sashing between the baskets. The outer border is going to be flying geese. I need about 120 flying geese blocks and I have 50 so far.
The Malaga quilt has a basket of flowers block. It has been made with a yellow background instead of white and there are no duplicates in the floral prints.
Basket of flowers is a 5 x 5 block, so my 10 inch finished size was just right. The pattern is 713 in BlockBase.
The signature on the block is Mrs. Rudberg. Edna Rudberg was 50 in 1937, a farmer's wife with two children. Her life was looking very ordinary until I found a new record. At the age of 85 Edna married for a second time to a 91 year old widowed Russian immigrant Jewish bookbinder. Now that sounds like a story!