Monday, July 14, 2014

MAKING PROGRESS

I'm almost finished with the quilting on my basket quilt.  I need to think up a name for the quilt - any suggestions?


I did echo quilting in the medallion, quilted around each basket and did stippling in between the baskets and in the space that the handles surround.  I haven't decided yet how I will quilt the border, but I decided to do the binding next and I need to make it first.  It has to be bias binding because the edge will be scalloped.


Some close-up pictures….



Barb, at Fun with Barb, asked if anyone wanted to join in on a 9-patch swap and she had lots of response.  So, I am making 100 9-patches, 2 for everyone in the reproduction swap (which is closed, BTW).  I have over half of them made so far - they go pretty fast, especially with the new method.


She had a tutorial here on a new way to make 9-patches and I'm using that method to make them.  I really like it!  You can check it out and try it for yourself.

Have a great week and thanks for visiting!

14 comments:

Beth said...

Your basket quilt gets more beauiful as you are quilting it.
I am terrible at naming, sorry.

Gwen said...

BLOOMS IN BASKETS is what comes to my mind.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

No name in mind; but I love the quilt and I love how you have quilted it. Good luck with your scalloped border and binding. :)

canuckquilter said...

Wow, that is a lot of quilting! It looks great, and a scalloped edge will be a wonderful finishing touch. Thanks for the link to the 9-patch tutorial.

ria vogelzang said...

WOW! I love your beautiful baskets! I'm still working on them.... ;)
What about a name?
Uhhh.... "Basket Beauties" come to mind.
Have fun making those lovely nine-patches. Love them as well!
Enjoy, love from the Netherlands, Ria.

Rebecca in AK said...

This is such a beautiful quilt!! The other names mentioned are really good ideas! I thought of "Baskets of Blue" or "Blue Beauty". I will check out the new way to make nine patches, thank you.

---"Love" said...

Your quilt is incredible! You must have the patience of Job! I'm going to try that nine-patch link, maybe tomorrow so I can get it into my thick head. ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

What a wonderful basket quilt. Beautiful job, Ruth. I think you have received some great suggestions for a name.
I'd love to try the 9-patch tutorial. Hopefully I will be able to do some sewing again soon

Grit said...

This quilt is so wonderful.

Quilting Babcia said...

I absolutely love your basket quilt! So soft and the colors and fabrics you've chosen are perfect. Thanks for posting the 9-patch tutorial link!

Mary said...

Your basket quilt is beautiful. I love your choice of fabric and color.

Karen said...

Your basket quilt is beautiful.

Katie said...

That's a lot of quilting in there, but it looks beautiful. The quilt is amazing. As for a name, I've read the next post and it seems you've got one in mind, which is good, because I name things poorly. This would be "the basket quilt" in my world...good to know others are more creative in that area!

Barb said...

Your nine patches look beautiful!!
It will be so fun to swap them in Ocotober