Kumiko Fujita's basket blocks are deceivingly tricky and I spent more time with my seam ripper than anything else making this block. It did not help that close to completing I finally noticed my 1/4" seam foot has a pin missing -for who knows how long!- which explains a lot about my struggles with seam allowances lately.
I have really enjoyed being in this small bee, thank you ladies for inviting me!
Yesterday I took out the few Farmer's Wife quilt blocks I made and mixed them up with the bee blocks I received and I love it! So the plan is now to make a sampler quilt with bee blocks along with whatever patchwork block strikes my fancy. I have been watching all the lovely granny square blocks take over Flickr, a few of those would be fun and perhaps a hexabetty or two!
It is going to be a long term project as I want to include blocks from Cocorico and Ringo Pie as well. I am thinking it will be a nice winter of 2012 project to find the perfect lay out for them, debate whether or not sashing is in order and make the quilt - what do you think?
Have a lovely weekend!