QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

Monday, November 19, 2012

A NEW BASKET QUILT

I completed a friendship basket quilt.

The design started with the six inch basket blocks made by a group of people.  I wanted to make a quilt using them where it did not end up too large or too small.  I played with settings in Electric Quilt.  I settled on using an applique medallion center.  The applique design is from an Electric Quilt add-on software for Baltimore style blocks.  I originally thought I would use blues only for the applique but it seemed a bit dull.  So the addition of the red flowers with yellow centers and the green leaves seemed appropriate.  A narrow red border next and then the basket block border.  I played with the arrangement of the baskets.  I kept coming back to the one where the basket handles faced in towards the center of the quilt.  I intended to use a wide red border after this but it overwhelmed the basket block border.  A more narrow border did the same thing.  I decided to leave the quilt as is and use a red binding.

It is nice to have a finish!
Karen

35 comments:

  1. And it is even nicer to have a nice finish! : )
    I think you made the right choices all around. It looks really good!
    And how are you doing?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really a pretty little quilt! Love the blue baskets!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. It is lovely, Karen. What a great way to finish off the friendship baskets, and your choice of colours really sets it all off nicely.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Just gorgeous ! Love the blue baskets and the red flowers is just perfect . How are you feeling ? Better I hope

    ReplyDelete
  5. You amaze me with all of the applique projects you do, I need to stick with my projects in the next year.

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yay for a finish! I really love the center block for these baskets. It makes a gorgeous grouping.

    ReplyDelete
  7. another finish you have had a very productive year
    good for you!
    Kathie

    ReplyDelete
  8. It's a breath of fresh air. I have an applique center that I keep trying to surround with enough borders to make a bed quilt. I should probably be content to put on the border then quilt and bind it like you did. Simplicity. . . Nice finish!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Again, you've done it again! It's another beauty made from your hands in record time!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think your colour choices are excellent. That is a lovely little quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love it! The baskets are really cute and the center is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh yes, a finish is always a good thing. Your quilt is very pretty. I love medallion quilts and hope to make several in the coming year.

    blessings, jill

    ReplyDelete
  13. I really like the set on this quilt, Karen. The baskets all facing the center look just right on a medallion quilt, and including the red in the flowers and border was a good choice. Great Job!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a lovely quilt and the red does get it just the right amount of pop!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. ANOTHER gorgeous finish! The red is the icing on the cake!! Isn't it fun to play!
    P

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful! I do so adore baskets and this is a perfect setting for them.:)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love the way it turned out Karen! Beautiful~esp. the middle section!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Tanya

    ReplyDelete
  18. It's perfect, Karen. You trusted your instincts and it couldn't be better.

    I love it! Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

    ReplyDelete
  19. oh,kaaren,how beautiful this turned out,congrats to a wonderful finish,susi

    ReplyDelete
  20. Gorgeous! I love the colors and the red was perfect. blessings, marlene

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wonderful finish! The red binding is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  22. It's hard to stick with a 2 color quilt. It looks great Karen!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love this quilt! The colors are right up my alley and as usual you did a beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  24. That quilt so pretty! I love it and the colors are beautiful. I add to the blog. Greetings from Spain

    ReplyDelete
  25. Karen!! I absolutely love this quilt...what a wonderful basket border!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm trying to catch up - really LOVE the basket/medallion quilt from November. Very pretty.

    ReplyDelete