Wednesday, March 26, 2014

100 Basket Blocks on the wall...... Take One Down, Sew it Around....

You know the song, right?  Well I have changed it a bit, but you get the idea.  I finished the last of the 100 basket blocks needed for the Lil' Baskets Quilt on Sunday.  It was great to finally get them all done - I can't decide which is my favorite - I like all the colors! 
There is something about muliples of small blocks that appeals to us.  Like Dear Jane, etc., right? Here are most of them spread out on the guest room bed before I started sewing them together.  So pretty!
The quilt from the book (Scrappy Firework Quilts by Edyta Sitar) uses a smaller print in the plain blocks. 
 
 I  chose a larger scale print by Jo Morton from her Bridgeport collection.   
You can see how they look on my design wall with the brown blocks and the rust colors set-in triangles. 
Thankfully we didn't get any of the snow that fell on part of the northeast!  It is a beautiful, sunny day here and hopefully these images will be a distant memory!


What a winter!!!!!



I better get sewing!

Happy Stitching!
 
Deb
 
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21 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that's a lot of snow!
    What fun little baskets! I've been wanting to make a basket quilt for my mom since I started quilting, but haven't yet. Maybe I'll start thinking about it again, they look so fun!

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    1. The blocks were fun! You can see in previous posts how I put them together. Good luck with your basket quilt for your mom. Hopefully no more snow!

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  2. Deb your little baskets are so charming! I love how this is coming together! :) You are doing a beautiful job coordinating those fabrics!

    I am giving away a $25 gift certificate on my blog! Would love for you to stop by and enter!

    Lindsey

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    1. Thanks, Lindsey. I did check out your blog - thanks for the info!

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  3. Your baskets are amazing. How big, or should I say little, are they?

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    1. The basket blocks are 4 inches finished. You can see in previous posts how I made them. Thaniks for visiting!

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  4. I love your basket blocks and the colors you chose. I agree, there is something wonderful about those small blocks in repetition. Pattern and rhythm and repeat, but so much for the eye to see with the variety of colors. You said "small" but you didn't say what size the finished blocks will be. Just wondering. I've never made a basket quilt but am thinking about starting -- maybe. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. The basket blocks are 4" finished. In earlier posts you can see what I used to make them. I love basket quilts - these were a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Deb those 'lil baskets are darling -- you must have the patience of a Saint!! I especially love how they will come together with the Jo print in between. Very nice. WOW you still have a bunch of snow, here in Upstate NY (Near Ithaca) we've finally melted down to a pile or two here and there -- now for the lakes to begin to thaw. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier -- don't you just love that Aurifil thread! Happy Sewing. Karen

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    1. Luckily we didn't get any more snow and those photos are from the last big snow storm we had.. but those images certainly represent the winter we have had! Thanks for the comments on the basket blocks and the fabric choices. I think it will look great once it is together. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica!

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    1. Thank you! They were a lot of fun to make - love mulitples!

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  8. I LOVE this quilt, especially your colour choices. It's stunning.

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    1. Thanks! I will post again when it is put together... hopefully soon! Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Oh, yeah! This is sweet! I love those scrappy baskets, Debra. Sew beautiful. Happy sewing, girlfriend!

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  10. What a pleasure seeing your little basket blocks! I recently made the same quilt and shared it on my blog, but sadly I only made 16 blocks so it's MUCH smaller than yours! Still a fun project!

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  11. Love all the pretty baskets.

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  12. Oh, I do love your choice for the setting blocks. The little pincushion/pillow is really cute.
    Hope your snow is finally melting.

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  13. This is going to be such a beautiful quilt. I love Edyta Sitar's designs too. I don't envy you all that snow! I hope Spring is on its way for you now.

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