Getting the Baskets Out of My System


Even after many baskets, I still had the itch to make a few more...


I used the "girly" half of the Denyse Schmidt collection Picnic and Fairgrounds.  I added in some more neutrals and solids and ended up with a VERY different color palette for me.


I always find my tastes warring between a softer vintage look, and a bright modern look.  But I can be both, right?!  It's more fun that way!


And some Bliss Flannel on the back.  Nothing like some cozy flannel to finish off a baby quilt.

31 comments:

  1. What a cute quilt! The DS fabric works perfectly for baskets.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love your use of DS in this quilt! It is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have been checking out the quilt shops and joann's for this book ever since you first mentioned it. I finally happened upon it at a barnes and noble. Wow. It's a really great reference book! Thanks for sharing, and another great quilt too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. You can most definitely be both! This is lovely!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love your baskets - so far I've only done traditional basket blocks but I want to have a go at these liberated ones!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my goodness that is so cute! It really has a vintage feel to it. Very cool!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What an adorable quilt! I pinned it: http://pinterest.com/iftoyscouldtalk/. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Like this one even more that the first!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi!

    I am your follower.
    I loved this Quilt!! :) Its so cute! My mom loves to make Quilts, but she stitches them by hand!

    Do visit my blog too and follow it if you like!

    Keep up the good work!

    Alia
    http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love this, Jo. Your creativity is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, this is so creative. The combination of the soft pink, yellow and aqua and the bold blue, red and turquoise is so unsual. And it totally, totally works. Well done (again)!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. It is LOVELY!!! I like the softness of this ... your style is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow, this color palette is gorgeous! I think you most certainly can be both.

    ReplyDelete
  14. It's gorgeous! I have the book on my christmas list but I'm not sure i can wait that long.

    ReplyDelete
  15. really cute. it can be fun to mix the soft and bright all together.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is really a sweet quilt....love the pale, soft colors!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Jolene,
    Love this quilt. I just receive the book yesterday and look forward to making this quilt. Would you mind sharing who makes the blue/white stripe fabric. It really works well in this quilt. Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I've been staring at this quilt all night and decided to start making baskets. They're addicting! I have made about 6 tonight. Thanks for the inspiration. I have to make a similar quilt now because I have been wanting a basket quilt and yours are so dang adorable. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh and I'm following you now. You do great work!

    ~Amber

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love this quilt! The fabrics and the colors... it gives me a sense of summer. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  21. love the colors and balance in this quilt, Jolene. It's beautiful! xo amy

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Joline! I just discovered your blog through another gal that I follow - and LOVE it! LOVE your quilting, you have the same tastes as I do :) I have been wanting to make a basket quilt for ever... but those dang handles keep stalling me out! How did you do yours? I made a go of the bias cuts and trying to press the edges was a complete failure! LOL!! Would love a hint if you figured out another way!! :) Will definitely be following you, and looking forward to reading all your past posts! Blessings, Bren

    ReplyDelete
  23. I really love this! I must be out of the quilting loop because this is the first I'm seeing of these baskets. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Any chance you can explain how you made the handles so lovely?

    ReplyDelete
  25. Jolene, I just wanted you to know that this quilt inspired me to make a table runner for my mother-in-law. I've been wanting to make a baskets quilt for a long time ever since I got Gwen Marsten's book. You can see my table runner here: http://veronicamade.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/a-handmade-christmas/ Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  26. All I can do is smile when I see your basket quilts. :-) :-) :-) Thanks from here to the moon & back.

    ReplyDelete