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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Basket Quilt Top Done

I took time to come up with a setting for the quilt blocks I started in January.  You can see many of the baskets in a January post here.  I knew I wanted to have vertical rows and offset blocks if I could.  Here is what I came up with.


Originally, I made twelve blocks but when working on coming up with a pleasing setting, I decided I needed another row and then made four more basket blocks.  The basket shape is a variation of a Blackbird Designs pattern.  Their design is quite large.  I used a picture from the book that was a diagram for layout that included flowers in the basket.  I left out the flowers and simplified the basket a bit.  I will include close-ups of a few of the basket blocks.




I used a layer cake for the basket parts.  Yardage for the background, sashing, and the borders.  I am happy to have the top together.  It will make a nice sofa size quilt.  I don't have time to quilt it right now but am thinking about what I might want.

Karen


27 comments:

  1. Karen I like this offset setting.....different and eye catching. blessings, marlene

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  2. Karen es tan bonito!!!
    me gusta, las cestas son preciosas,
    las telas tan acertada,
    me encanta como están ordenadas, en distintos niveles,
    saludos

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  3. I really like it. You did a great job. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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  4. I like how you set the blocks, beautiful quilt and it will be nice for a spring and summer quilt.

    Debbie

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  5. Beautiful quilt. I like how you off set the blocks.

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  6. That is really a fun setting for those lovely baskets. I still enjoy Blackbird Designs. And you did a great job adding your own touch.

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  7. Your baskets are lovely! I love the grey sashing fabric you chose. It looks wonderful with the border fabric and baskets.

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  8. Lovely, graceful basket blocks. I like your background choices too hugs, Julierose

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  9. dear karen,your basket top is very beautiful,i like the background fabric you took for the baskets much,take care,susi

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  10. It's darling - love the background fabric you used, too!

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  11. Wonderful top Karen, what a nice variety of baskets, this looks very good.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  12. What is it about basket quilts...just love them, and this is sweet! :)

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  13. What is it about basket quilts...just love them, and this is sweet! :)

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  14. Very nice! I like the off set rows and basket quilts are my favorite. The fabrics are very pretty and I really like the interesting background fabric. This is a wonderful quilt. I'll be looking forward to more pictures when you have time to get it quilted.

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  15. Very cute baskets! I like them off-set--much more interesting!

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  16. Wow! I love it! The gray stripe fabric made a wonderful sashing too!! Congrats!!

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  17. Fantastic! I love any basket quilt, and I love the way you've set this.

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  18. To me these baskets have a rather elegant feel. Can't decide if it is the fabric choices, the baskets themselves, or a combo of the two. But the quilt is lovely and the off-set layout you used gives it an added dose of eye-appeal. Nice job, Karen!

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  19. A lovely quilt Karen! Perfect choices all around, from the basket design to the fabrics to the setting!

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  20. Beautiful!
    You found the perfect sashing and border fabrics to enhance all of these gorgeous blocks! I love the block & sash setting too,

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  21. Fabulous!! I know it's not pink and brown, but gray is becoming a very big color in my little world. The text is a perfect compliment to the florals. Great job.

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  22. Very pleasing layout! Such a sweet basket too. That text fabric is perfect.:)

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  23. I love your Basket Quilt - Excellent job! I am running to catch up, but boy is it nice to not have all the responsibilities at home..............Looking forward to getting back to Studio in a couple of months!

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  24. The vertical row layout makes a pretty quilt top. I look forward to seeing how you decide to quilt it.

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  25. What a great setting for your baskets and I love the soft gray setting fabrics.

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  26. Lovely soft colours you've used.

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