Remix {Girl}


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!

26 comments:

  1. What a fantastic, adorable quilt. I will miss seeing all your beautiful and so wonderfully inspirational quilts. Good luck, Jolene!!!

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  2. oh jolene. love this! so pretty and girly. i still haven't bought that book. i need to change that.

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  3. One last quilt? sniff, sniff. I knew it was coming, but still. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank-you for such amazing eye candy. Wish I had found your blog sooner! Here's hoping we may see you again sometime : )

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  5. What a beautiful quilt... thank you for sharing it with us. I will definitely have to check that book out.

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  6. Cute loops you quilted in this one. Love the stripe-y binding too.

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  7. Aw! It's so cheery. I happen to have Gwen's book from the library right now. I don't want to return it. It's so good! Love the cafe curtain hooks on the pegs for the photo too.

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  8. Cute..cute..cute!! So bright and happy! This quilt will always bring a smile!

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  9. Oh, this one is lovely. I love the cheerful colors and prints. What a lovely last quilt post.

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  10. wow - I love this quilt so much it is killing me. I bought the book at Christmas and can't wait to try one.

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  11. I will miss you here so much. You've been my no. 1 inspiration in my quilting adventure. THANK YOU!

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  12. Great colours and I love those stripey handles!

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  13. Beautiful baskets in pinks and greens! And your machine binding is perfection!

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  14. Another gorgeous quilt Jolene! and i agree with you on the book, its the only quilt book i own and I think i bought it after you made the first lot of basket quilts! I know there is more to life than blogland but I am selfishly hoping we will still get to see your beautiful work! Take care x

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  15. So lovely! I like how you make multiple versions of a favorite pattern. And I agree about Gwen's book - one of the best
    ; )

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  16. It's gorgeous! And I agree about the book too.

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  17. So beautiful, as always. I will miss your blog, but everyone needs a break and reevaluation sometimes. Good luck. I know you are finished, but if you get a spare second I would love a small hint at the zig zag quilt you posted in your goodbye post. It looks like there are no triangles. Very simple, very clean. I love it. Just if you have a chance. Take care.

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  18. I do love those baskets! The scrappy binding or border is neat to! So Fun! hope you'll come visit me at mcreatesdaily.blogspot.com

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  19. Ohhh.. absolutely DARLING!!!! Love the Remix fabrics.. patting my pile here for the right inspiration.. and your lovely quilt ahhh.. it is just wonderful.. your other baskets are one of my favs too.. so I hope to make one myself someday.. with your quilts as inspiration.. hope you dont mind!!! :O) Love love this!!

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  20. I just LOVE this quilt. The fabrics are wonderful and who doesn't love a basket quilt. Scrappy bindings are so fun. Thanks for sharing. You did a great job.

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  21. Is it possible that this is even cuter than Gwen's!? I think so! Adorable fabrics and so nicely pieced, you did a great job and inspired me to make one too. I love all things Gwen!

    Happy sewing

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  22. I love this quilt and the loopy quilting. I tried to have a go at the loopy quilting and found it really difficult to keep it going smoothly with the bulk of the quilt being difficult to manouver. Do you have any tips?
    Thanks for all your lovely inspiration.

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