A kind reader requested an image of my completed Tessa basket. It hasn’t been out of my sight since the finish! I like everything about this pattern. It’s the perfect size for my sock knitting, but roomy enough to add a few other essentials. And I love being able to see the lining as well as the interior contents in a glance. Some fabrics come along that speak to the quilter in a special way. The Mesa line by Cotton and Steel falls into this category. Each design seems to ask for its own spotlight and, to my mind, requires a pattern that will give it the space it deserves. I chose a traditional Churn Dash and pumped the block up to 18″ – a technique that I borrowed from Brenda Ratliff (she’s brilliant, I’m a huge fan).My plan is to add 3.5″ lattice strips which will include small randomly placed shapes. I’ve run out of Kona white again so it’s back to the store.
We are having an overcast gloomy day – appropriate for Good Friday. Winter seems behind us now with temperatures rising into the 60’s. Still, the good dog found a patch of snow in his yard and sat in it yesterday while sun bathing. What a comic he is.And speaking of comics – check out the attitude of this one …A blessed Easter to all.