I’m surprised how many basket quilts I have! And I’m thinking I could use a new one, would need to find a basket, figure out a setting, color palette and . . . or maybe finish some other starts first? Constant dilemma.
In the meantime, I’ll begin with an out of print BOM called Anna’s Blue Baskets, was from around 2000 I think.
Next are a couple more basket quilts from my Collecting Baskets (out of print) book. The first one is Elegant Baskets, seems we had leftovers from Anna’s Blue Baskets – seriously! Lack of planning? Just kind of happened actually, on the other hand leftovers can be a good thing in quiltmaking or in the kitchen.
And the next one is called ‘Anna’s Extras’ – I think you can figure out why. 🙂
I think a lot of you know me due to pieced quilts in my books and JLW Club. I also love appliqué and surprised myself at these larger block quilts I made in the past. Still very pretty, no big wall to hang them to enjoy is my problem, but notice it is ‘my’ problem no one else’s. These quilts were obviously made before signing on with Andover fabrics. The beautiful teal floral border on ‘Anna’s Extras’ was a Brackman/Thompson gorgeous piece from over 10 years ago, gee time flies when having fun!
Below is a link to my friend’s Blog with more info about her beautiful basket quilt in pinks and browns, designed by my friend Betsy Chutchian (Texas), and made with her fabric line ‘Hot for Chocolate II’ with Blue Hill Fabrics. This quilt is in the new issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, issue #116, June 2012, page 48.
Enjoy! Stay tuned for more beautiful baskets and inspiration . . .