My basket quilt started off as the result of a workshop with Margaret Hughes at the Quilt Room in Dorking. I have posted about it here and here. The top is complete but I need a back for my quilt.
After a false start involving some leftover basket blocks I decided to make good use of my leftover fabrics and some plains.
So I cut my patterned fabric into 4 1/2" squares and my plain fabrics - Moda Bella Olive, Cactus and Honey Dew - I cut into 1 1/2" strips and pieced onto the centre square to make 6 1/2" unfinished blocks.
I have made the blocks and have sewn them together with a centre square in dotty peach (another basket fabric). I have used dotty peach triangles to straighten the edges. A green print is squaring things up at the corners and I will add a border of Moda Bella Olive to make the back big enough - I've run out so had to order some more. Isn't it annoying when that happens?
I like it a lot, but it is a bit of a make-it-up-as-I-go along pattern, in other words no pattern at all! Quite a bit bolder than the front because there is no cream neutral fabric. I am wondering now whether they will sit well together - oh well time will tell...
All I have to do now is add my border, layer and baste and decide how to quilt it - at the moment I'm thinking of hand quilting a small motif in the basket and then some outline stitching.