A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Lime & Cherry Baskets

13 01 2013

I totally understand if someone wants to tell me to STFU by now… I’m on an unprecedented roll of productivity that has held out for nearly two weeks. My energy levels are still high and I’m still feeling good.

As part of this roll, I dug out the basket blocks top from the Stitch ‘n’ Bitch BOM from 2010.

It’s been a while since I looked at it. Urgh. Okay, longer than a little while. I last touched this top on 12/07/2010.

I’m a lot ashamed.

Somehow, I thought it was a lot bigger than it actually is. I’d estimate it to measure about 64″ X 64″. In my mind, it was somehow at least 80″ X 80″. At its actual size, it’ll make a nice lap quilt, though I think I’d prefer it to become a wall hanging, with all the white in it.

Basket BOM

I’m still happy with it, though I wish I’d taken a little more care in piecing here and there. No matter – I’d rather just get it done. Picking it apart to fix mistakes that are at least a year old just isn’t happening.

Basket BOM Backing

I pieced the backing this afternoon, using some yardage that I’d purchased specifically for this top. Realizing that I’d have to splice some yardage together, I decided to throw in the remaining half yard of a green print that was leftover from this top and my double wedding ring cutting. I wanted to avoid a seam right down the middle of the backing.

I have to figure out how to quilt it yet… I spent some time today debating designs. Nothing has made me want to commit yet, though I know that I need to do a lot of outline stitching. I’ll get that much started, at least, and decide on more decorative designs this week.




7 responses

13 01 2013
Robyn in Oz

According to the lady who quilts my ‘nice’ quilts, if you can’t see the fault riding past it on your horse at 40 mph, then it doesn’t matter. For the most part she is right. If it is a small point here or there, in the overall scheme of things it will never matter.
Good luck with the quilt design. If you want simple, a cross hatch might work. Just a thought.

13 01 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I completely agree with your longarm quilter! I won’t notice these mistakes when the top is quilted up and on display, so I’m not going to worry about them.

I just notice them more when I’m sitting on top of the quilt, putting about two hundred pins in it!

As far as quilting it… I actually am considering a cross hatch, but would like something ‘fancier’ in the right triangles that are just the white background fabric.

14 01 2013

Long may the productivity spurt last. I’m enjoying watching your progress

14 01 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I really, really hope it lasts! I want to be able to look at my quilting corner and see some progress, and feel less put upon at the number of projects that need my attention.

15 01 2013

Love this quilt!

15 01 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you! It’s actually a favorite of mine, as this was my very first BOM project. It was my first experience with seeing a group of quilters all work from the same patterns. It was very cool to see how every quilt came together differently.

15 01 2013

It is interesting how they can be the same but so different. A friend and I are doing a New York Beauty and hers is nothing like mine! Guess our personalities come through in our quilting.

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