I've got this one last quilt to show you here. Made mainly with Ann Kelle fabrics, plus a few solids and other basics added in. When I looked at this yummy stack that Kelle sent me, I had quite a few ideas for this quilt. Basically, I just love these fabrics!
That top pink floral is one that I've loved for ages, and I think it would look SO sweet as a dress for my daughter!
So one day I thought of my other basket quilt (which is still one of my favorites) and decided that I actually still didn't have those baskets out of my system, even though I made a larger one here too!
So with no further delay, that's what I made! These baskets are a lot of fun to make. I'd love to give you a tutorial on them, but since I directly followed the instructions from Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking II, I think I'll rather nudge you to buy the book instead! And yes, I think every quilter should have that book anyway, it's my all time fave.
I based my fabric selection loosely on color values (light to dark) so that the baskets and their handles would stand out on the background. For the basket backgrounds I used mainly light fabrics, for the baskets and handles, and also the outside border, I used the medium to dark fabrics.
Sometimes with more busily printed fabrics, it's hard to know where they should be at, but with this type of pattern, you don't need to be too fussy, since it all adds interest in the final quilt.
Although one way to figure out your fabric values is to take a black and white photo of your fabrics together. You'll be amazed how easy it is to see which fabrics should go where!
I decided to use up the last of my fat quarters and make a scrappy binding again. And can I just mention that stripe? Yes, it does make a splendid binding!