QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Sarah Sporer pattern called "Pond Racing".

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:

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love it! Just enough red to make it pop!

Janet O. said...

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?

Julierose said...

Really a pretty little quilt! Love the blue baskets!!

Randy D. said...

Beautiful!!

Raewyn said...

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.

cucki said...

So beautiful x

Sue said...

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

Radka said...

It is beautiful, as always!

WoolenSails said...

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

Debbie

LynCC said...

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

Kathie said...

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

Marjan said...

This is so beautiful, Karen!

Robin said...

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!

Quilt Hollow said...

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

Diann said...

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

Ruth said...

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

jill said...

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

Linda said...

Another beautiful finish!!!

Jennie in GA said...

What a lucky friend :-)))

Martha said...

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!

Judy said...

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

paulette said...

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

Yvette said...

That is just gorgeous!

audrey said...

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

Friendship Crossing said...

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

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Tanya

Kaaren said...

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

I love it! Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

susis quilts said...

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

StitchinByTheLake said...

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

Cheryl said...

Wonderful finish! The red binding is perfect.

Lori said...

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

Derrith said...

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

Nuria said...

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

julieQ said...

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

Rose Marie said...

Oh, well done .... love it!

Elaine Adair said...

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