I had everything cut out for the 4 block quilt that it was supposed to be. Once I pulled it all out, I looked at it and thought "why do I want to make 4 blocks exactly the same?" Well, I didn't. The background got converted to a runner shape, I laid out the baskets on either end,
filled them with flowers and leaves and then used up the remaining pieces to fill in the center. Using the blanket stitch, I did the applique and the quilting all at one time. It means a lot of threads need to be pulled through to the back and buried, but that's easy tv work.
Using the stripe in the fabric, I'm going to do some big stitch quilting in the background. I'm using Presencia No8 and it's going to stitch up quickly. As usual, click the photo to get a close up.