Sunday, April 6, 2014

An Easter Basket for April

A Paper Pieced Easter Basket for April

I'm excited to share April's block, from the book ,"  A Year of Paper Piecing  "  , by Beverly A. Maxvill  !  You might remember that the last seasonal block from this book was my snowman...

January's Snowman

A Year of Paper Piecing   book available at

This holiday block works out perfectly this year, as Easter happens to fall in April.

Easter Basket  April's paper pieced block   Design by Beverly A. Maxvill

Fabrics used:   A Fat Quarter Bundle of Mary's Blenders   by Windham -                                                                            -eggs
                           Quilters Linen  Rafia   by Kaufman  - bunny fur
                       Essential Dots   Sage  by Moda     -  border and bow on handle
                     Farmer's Market Large Basket Weave Brown   by RJR  - basket
                       Mixmasters Dot-to-Dot   Ice Blue  by Kaufman    -bunny bow

I decided to try the blender fabrics in the bundle, called Mary's Blenders.  I ADORE THESE colors!  They are subtle and yet rich.  I used them for the decorated eggs.  And I was very happy to have stashed away the Basket Weave fabric ... for "someday".  

The eggs were fun to make with their tiny triangles!

The bow on the basket looked a little "plain", so I decided to add a yoyo 
to it to liven it up!

I'm very happy with my version of Easter Basket, and will enjoy bringing it out every year to celebrate Easter.

Easter Basket

                                       I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:    Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @  Confessions of a Fabric Addict   and
                    Friday Paper Piecing Party      @ Quiet Play  and
                        Sew Cute Tuesday  @ Blossom Heart Quilts  and
                   Sew Darn Crafty  @  Sew Many Ways


  1. Awww, that is soooo cute!!! I've been wanting to sew a bunny wallhanging so much. So much to do! Also, I've been wanting to ask you... can you tell me how you did your header picture with multiple photos?

  2. What a beautiful Easter quilt! The fabrics are just perfect, once again! Your stash is filled with all the right stuff for making paper master-pieced goodness!

  3. Don't you love it when that perfect fabric you've been saving for years finally gets to come out and play? All your fabric choices are perfect and look wonderful together. And I love the little yoyo extra. Your mat is so sweet!

  4. Wow, Susie!! It's the prettiest Easter basket I have ever seen. The prints and the colors are beautiful and your piecing is so perfect.


  5. What a lovely addition to the Easter celebrations. Your paper-piecing skills are awe-inspiring.

  6. very pretty - and looks like so much work, can't believe you paper peiced it! great job

  7. That is amazing! You really out did yourself. One day I'll do paper piecing but for now, I'll just remain open mouthed looking at your work. WOW!


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