Friday, August 8, 2008


Happy August everyone. The weather has finally broken and it is cooler, thank heavens.

The last few days I've had the push on to complete this quilt top, which I call "Janet's Indigo Baskets".

It's made up of repro fabrics dating from the 1850's through to the 1870's and was a great deal of fun to do. I will be posting a project soon based on this design on my learn to quilt website: I plan as well to write a couple of articles to post there on the theme of half square triangles made into baskets; and in fabric/colour choices to make a quilt like this sing.

In addition, I have quite a few leftover orphan blocks so may do another variation of this type of quilt and use a couple of other colour prints such as an ochre flower print and some darker madder red prints as well.

I'm looking forward to getting the binding on another small quilt over the weekend - a vintage 1972 Paragon Holly Hobbie quilt kit I have just finished quilting - so that I can sandwich "Janet's Indigo Baskets" and get that handquilted before our small Quilts at the Harbour 10 show coming up in late September.

That's all for now. Have a restful and pleasant weekend!



Marit said...

This was a beautiful quilt! Very nice with the blue baskets and the red around.Greetings from Marit in Norway

ROZ said...

Lovely baskets. I'm rather fond of basket quilts. Haven't made one in quite some time, though.

diva of quilts said...

I love basket blocks! Yours is great. It's nice that it's so simple for beginners.

Roseanne said...

hi there have been checking out peoples blogs . Your basket quilt is very nice .

Peddlecar Quilts said...

Very pretty quilt, I love those reproduction fabrics. I'm working on a civil war quilt right now. Great pattern!

Karen said...

Beautiful! Love the fabrics. I must make a basket quilt.