Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Finish: May Baskets


May Baskets
70 x 82
Hand quilted


This started with two different swaps long ago  - baskets in 30's reproduction fabrics but in two different sizes.   So first I brought the smaller seven inch baskets up to the nine inch size of the other by adding sashing strips to the sides. 


I hand quilted about 1/4 inch outside the smaller baskets...

...and hand quilted about 1/4 inch inside the fabrics in the larger baskets. 


I used a  100% cotton white sheet with polka dots from the thrift store for the backing.  I pieced together some Hobb's Heirloom Cotton Batting for batting.  I like to use that when I hand quilt. 

And the binding was scrappy.

And now I can mark two UFOs off the list! 


Hot weather has arrived so it's time to work on smaller projects next. 

24 comments:

Kathy S. said...

This is just gorgeous! I love all the scrappy goodness and that you used different baskets. Beautiful finish -- congrats! It's sure to make anyone smile.

Ariane said...

This is a wonderful quilt!! Congrats in finishing this beautiful quilt.

Julie in GA said...

Beautiful quilt! What a great idea to combine the two sizes of blocks that way. I continue to be amazed at how much you get done!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

This is such a pretty quilt, Cathy! I like the scrappy setting triangles, along with all the baskets. Is this one a keeper, or will you donate it?

Deb A said...

What a wonderful finish! This is truly a treasure of a quilt - love how you worked the two blocks together and such pretty quilting.

Monica said...

This is so pretty, Cathy! Just soft and nice. Great finish!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

baskets never fail to make a nice old fashion looking quilt

Deb said...

Wonderful finish on your beautiful May Baskets Quilt.

scraphappy said...

Baskets are such a fun traditional block. They look great with the hand quilting.

Linda said...

Beautiful quilt! Such a good idea to enlarge the smaller blocks so you could use both sizes of blocks. Hand quilting is lovely. Love the spotted sheet backing.

CathieJ said...

What a pretty basket quilt. I love all of those fabrics.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

A basket quilt is on my bucket list. I really like how you used the different basket blocks. Beautiful finish! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Julierose said...

This is a lovely finish--I like the "look" of those fabrics--very nice hugs, Julierose

Crystal_235 said...

Pretty quilt!

gayle said...

I love how you combined the different sized baskets - wonderful solution and a really pretty quilt! (I've always been a sucker for baskets!)

Sue SA said...

I love basket quilts and this is a beauty.

Linda said...

Forgot to say, I love those scrappy side triangles. They add a lot of interest to your quilt.

Quiltdivajulie said...

This has to be one my favorites of your quilts - it's absolutely wonderful!

---"Love" said...

You've created another very pretty quilt! You continue to amaze me. ---"Love"

margaret said...

what a beauty, hand quilted too

mangozz said...

Love, love, love this basket quilt! The scrappiness, the setting, the hand quilting and of course the baskets!

QuiltGranma said...

beautifully combined! Wonderful solution to size problem. Love the quilting too! (I'm not usually so praising, but you did good!)

Marian Sayers said...

Another awesome finish!

Izzy said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! On behalf of the global FAL hosts, thank you so much for playing along with us this quarter!