I want to tell you the story of how I made this quilt, “Happy Inside” (2004, 18″x22″). I had several leftover quilt blocks that looked like the one below: white backgrounds with pastel green, blue, yellow, and turquoise baskets. I thought they were boring so I hand-dyed them. I also hand-dyed all the lace that is on the quilt.
(Above)This is how I put the five blocks together, and I cut off the outer edges.
You can see in the photo (Below) that my piecing was bad, so the basket’s corners were all uneven and the points were not “pointy”. To cover the points up, I added a bunch of lace and trims. It turned out to be one of my favorite little quilts.