19" wide by 17" high
For Basket #1, I thought of Hop Scotch. My sister and I played a lot of Hop Scotch on our front sidewalk. It was kind of a silly sidewalk because it just stopped in the middle of the lawn. We lived outside of city limits and had no curbs, gutters or neighborhood sidewalks. So the walk from the front door didn't really go anywhere. But it was just the right length for hop scotch!
11.5" wide by 14.5" wide
Basket #2's border was inspired by Pick-Up Sticks. It reminds of my aunt's house, which was the only place my sister and I would play Pick-Up Sticks, as we didn't have the game at home. I do remember we weren't very good at it, but it was still fun. I loved all the bright colors that those sticks came in.
And then, in the spirit of childhood, I played with my photos. My smart phone has all kinds of fun effects you can apply to your photo!
This is Basket #1 in "Negative". Kind of Amish-looking, isn't it?
And this effect is called "Magic Pen". I like how the seams in the border blocks are highlighted.
Basket #2 in "Negative". Again, kind of Amish-y. I like it!
Basket #2 in "Magic Pen". I hadn't realized, until I saw this, that the border dots were the same size as the dots in that corner square. Amazing how color can affect how you see the scale/size in prints!
Last one, I promise! This is Basket #2 in "Posterize". It really pops in this version, doesn't it?
The round for next month was determined by Cathy at Big Lake Quilter and will be Log Cabins. Hmmmm, my thinking cap is on! I love log cabins!
Go here to Cynthia's Wabi-Sabi Quilts blog to see the link-up of all the QAL quilts for Round 2.