I had my idea on Saturday and started working on it that night. Sometime on Sunday I finished it and wasn't totally pleased. The base was funky. and I'd used the same background for the mini-basket as I had for the main block. I sent it off to Piecemeal and said I thought perhaps a Baker's Dozen baskets would be a nice thing and to have a go at my idea.
She wrote back with a suggestion or two, and I went back to work and viola! my block is finished and I like it very much. The next time I make it, however, I will make that bottom middle segment the same color as the main basket base.
But, you know what? I like the way mine has more background. And I love my appliqued handle. Two very, very nice baskets, and related to each other: Piecemeal's #13 is a cousin to my #13. And that is way cool.
A week from tomorrow I'll have the four remaining indigo and caramel versions of Piecemeal's blocks from Mary and Judi. And on July 9, I'm headed out to White Oak, and guess what I'm going to put together!