|I own several historical quilt books and have always admired this basket quilt from the 1800's.|
In 2014, I was browsing the internet and came across Ingrid's Supergoof Quilts blog HERE . She was making some of these blocks.
|At that time, I was still working at the quilt shop when this Riley Black yellow check came in. I bought a ton of it along with some quilter's linen by Kaufman that I thought would make a nice background for the baskets. |
|I did some figuring and worked out the measurements to rotary cut and machine piece the baskets to speed things up--I was so excited to start the applique!|
|It ended up being very easy once I figured out that adding a flippy corner to the large half square triangle would make the basket bottom.|
|My first basket filled! The pattern says to make the block and then do the applique. I was very worried about raveling and shrinking, so did this test block. It all worked out fine, so I'm going ahead with piecing before applique.|
|I re-figured my calculations so I could make 2 blocks at a time--that way I do not end up with extra triangles.|
|Here's where I am so far.|
There will be 36 basket blocks in the quilt. They are all cut out and half of them have been sewn--and half of those have been filled--so fun!
|So far, my favorite is the strawberry block but there's a cute tiny bird coming up soon!|