Is it the 5th already?

I have to tell you, I looked at the calendar this weekend and just couldn’t believe it was almost the 5th!  Does time fly faster when you’re busy?  I think it must!  I have new patterns coming next week, and today the next basket block!  Needless to say I’ve been busy!  It’s time for block number five!

Block Five

Happy May Day, Happy Mother’s Day!

So many of you have emailed me about finishing fabrics, measurements, etc.  for the basket block of the month,  I’ve decided to put the  instructions on my web site early.  I said December, but how long can I make you wait?   You’ll find the pdf here or here.   If you have your fabrics selected you can actually assemble row 1!  How exciting is that?

Here’s a little preview of how the quilt will look with the borders.  See that red stripe?  It’s a tiny little 3/4” inner border!  Just enough to frame the quilt.  You can find the yardage amounts and fabric sku’s in the newsletter that just went out today!

Basket block of the month blogAnd how about that Redwork version?  I’m a little behind on finishing the quilt because of quit market.  The center is together, but the borders will have to wait until after market.  I can tell you this…it’s REALLY cute so far!  Of course I’m using my Chelsea Manor fabric!

Redwork Block five



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Are you working in wool along with my friend Anne Bryson over at Cottons ‘n wool?  I’m loving how it looks and we’ll be working on the finishing instructions for it in a few months.  We need time to recover from quilt market!  Click here and you’ll see what she’s created with block five!

Have fun with the newest block!



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  • Kernowquilter - Oh, I’m SO glad I live in the UK as I get to see the new block early :) :)
    Anne, it’s really pretty and I’m looking forward to doing it. Our Mother’s Day is mid-March, but as the flowers are coming out in my garden and I saw a peacock butterfly on Saturday, your design is perfect.
    I hope your “babies” are recovering, they’re enjoying the green beans, and that you have fun at the Quilt Show.
    One of the quilt shops,Cowslip, in Cornwall where I go for workshops is on one of our major TV channels this week in a programme called Kirstie’s Homemade Home. Jo Colwill is teaching her how to make a quilt. Do watch online if you can as Jo’s lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - One of the few benefits of not sleeping is seeing your new block real early (5AM in Nova Scotia). Delightful and cannot wait to get it started.

  • a good yarn - How do you do it Anne?! These blocks are simply delightful and I still can’t believe you have given them to us for free. Thank you. Ooohh, a sneek peak. It looks so good….Ann :)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - I love the blocks and the quilt is looking beautiful! By the way, I loved the article on you in the most recent issue of the quilting magazine. I love your home, simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, this block is beautiful! I was hoping you’d do something with ‘May flowers’…can’t wait to start! Your friend’s woolen blocks are great, too, and the redwork, well, I don’t know how I’ll find time to do all these versions…thanks for continuing to post these great blocks in spite of your hectic schedule. Your finishing fabrics are adorable…my local quilt shop has the Chelsea Manor line and it’s even prettier in person :-)ReplyCancel

  • Carol - Such darling blocks and so much fun to do. Thank you so much for the patterns. I have done mine in machine buttonhole stitch and think they have turned out great. Also, you have a great blog! You do good work.ReplyCancel

  • jabeybaby - Your blocks just get cuter and cuter! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - Anne,
    Thank you so much for your generosity in giving us this block of the month pattern. I love each months blocks and look forward to the next.Have a great time at quilt market.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Love it, love it, love it. Thanks so much for doing all the work and letting us have all the fun. It really doesn’t seem fair, but hey, I am not going to argue.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Each month I get prepared to “ooh and aah” over the new block…and each month I think I love the newest one best! Can’t wait to make this one…hopefully today!!! Thank you very much for this wonderful quilt pattern! And I’ll definitely start putting my rows together as well!ReplyCancel

  • Robin aka Bookquilter - Happy “Cinco de Mayo”—

    I am so excited about the new block. I can’t wait to get started…it really is to bad I have to work today.ReplyCancel

  • Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail - I had to go to town this morning and could hardly wait to get home to see the new basket. Delightful!
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Connie - The new basket is beautiful. It is all coming together so nicely :)ReplyCancel

  • goosiegirls - I have plenty to do, but I’m tellin’ ya… the 5th is slow coming. :) I think this will be the longest year of my life! I thank you for this BOM and all the work that you do to make it happen. I love these blocks and I appreciate you – with all my heart! Your work is my very first applique – ever. You have open a door to a new passion. Many, many thanks!ReplyCancel

  • misswrite - Oh, what a beautiful block!

    Thank you! Thank you! :)ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - Another great fun and cute block ThanksReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - So pretty Anne, I love how its turning out,and love all the variations I see online.ReplyCancel

  • madrekarin - Another beautiful block! Thank you, Anne. :) I just love them all.ReplyCancel

  • Margot - Anne, they are very very beautiful, love! Thank you… thank you!

  • Barb - You are so creative, I love block five…can’t wait to get home and copy off the pattern to make it.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Oh my, thank you so much for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to do this monthly blocks for us. But what to do what to do…I cannot decide among the three methods..will I be making three versions..oh dear..Thank you again..LouiseReplyCancel

  • Sinta Renee - You are wonderful Anne! Thank you so much for taking care of us out here! You must know that we wait on pins and needles (hehe) for the next block to apear… and it’s even more adorable than I expect every time!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - I love this block.. thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. - Anne this block of the month is so fantastic! Every month I say that. But it’s true! I wonder exactly how many of these will be made? Can you even imagine? Very cool. I hope all is coming along well for Market. Hugs, jodiReplyCancel

  • ivoryspring - Hello Anne,

    I think Block Five is your best yet!!!ReplyCancel

  • happy zombie - Oh Anne… another fantastic block! But now it’s back to waiting for the month to pass for the next block!

    I’m doing all my Friday chores/errands today… because tomorrow I have a date with a tiskit and a tasket!

    Have a great Market trip, and I’m so happy that Bitsy is doing better!ReplyCancel

  • The Quilted Fish - Anne,
    When it rains it pours! Just think in a little over a week it (market) will all be over. I wish you the best with your preparations and your dogs. It is so hard to have “kid” trouble. Can’t wait to see your beautiful booth!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Thank you for another beautiful block – each one seems more amazing than the last.

    Have a wonderful trip to Quilt Market and an especially Happy Mother’s Day to you.

    Happy to know your “kids” are doing better.ReplyCancel

  • Connie - I come here often to read, and just wanted to wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day.ReplyCancel

  • Merrie. - Everything is so perfect! I am behind in my reading; I am so sorry that Bitsy has been through so muc; ( we have a Bitsy too!) I hope she is all better, or at least getting there. And poor Chelsea; I read this to my Murphy ( who is in love with Chelsea) and he says it is all the vet tech’s fault; Murphy says that they REGULARLY put their toe ( or some body part) on the scale as he is being weighed so he APPEARS to weigh more! He believes that this is probably the case for Chelsea as he says she is gorgeous; and he does not fancy the anorexic doggies, he likes regular sized gals!LOL! Murphy’s fave healthy treat is baby carrots which he believes are orange candy! Murphy also suggested that Chelsea come over and play a few games with his new ball; it has burned the calories for him!! Hope you are having a wonderful day Anne,Chelsea and Bitsy. Love from Merrie and Murphy,Niles,Zoey and Bitsy:)ReplyCancel