Monday, February 8, 2010

basket quilt progress

I have all the blocks together now for this basket quilt for my DD#3. I love the pink and brown together. It gets a narrow brown border and a pink and brown piano key border after that.
I'm a bit nervous about adding the first border - the squares on all 4 edges will be trimmed making the entire edge on the bias. Sew the border on first and then trim I think is the key...but I'm still nervous about it. The pattern for this setting is in the May/June '09 Quiltmaker magazine - I used my own basket block.
Happy Quilting!!

22 comments:

Gran said...

Beautiful!

Edna said...

Wow - your quilt looks gorgeous!

PatchworkRose said...

Just love it!! The pinks and browns are perfect :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Mayleen said...

I really like the pink and brown together! I'm going to have to see if I have that Quiltmaker magazine.

cdnj said...

I love how it's turned out!

Lurline said...

Divine!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Evelyn in Canada said...

Wow - that is an amazing quilt!

I am suddenly struck with the fear that my kids will have nothing to pass on to their kids to remember me by. No scrapbooks, no quilts. Your kids, on the other hand, will have some beautiful heirloom quilts. That is gorgeous.

Sue-Anne said...

That quilt is beautiful!

*karendianne. said...

Stunning! Amazing work you do and I absolutely love this color combo. It can be so beautiful when done well. Definitely. Stunning is the word. You're smart: "Sew the border on first and then trim" - I wouldn't have known what to do there. Learned something new today. I'm done. hee! Oh, one last thing. There are really some interesting fabrics in this quilt.

Terrie Sandelin said...

This is so gorgeous! I love pink and brown, love baskets. The way you have put the two together is wonderful!

be*mused jan said...

Wonderful quilt! Basket blocks are a favorite of mine...and who doesn't love a pink & brown quilt?!

Crispy said...

Oooo how pretty!! I would be very nervous too :o{

Crispy

LC said...

This is really, really nice! Color choices and placement are just perfect. Good for you!

Lori said...

It's a real beauty!!!
I've seen directions for borders that way and have avoided doing it. I like your idea, so be sure to let us know how it works out.

MARCIE said...

This is a wonderful quilt. I adore baskets and I love the pink and brown. Great setting as well! Yum!

Kimberly said...

That is gorgeous! Great job and have fun with the borders...

My Barefoot Child said...

So beautiful!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, Janet I love this quilt. I have always love brown and pink together. I have a brown and pink quilt I made several years ago.

Taryn said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I love pink and brown and baskets. Good luck with that border.

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt! Great job! Your daughter is going to love it. If not you can send it my way and I will love it forever!

Janet said...

Gorgeous, stunning quilt! I love the colours but I was never one for brown and pink together, I've changed my mind. I can't wait to see it with the borders on.

Ann Champion said...

I just adore your quilt! It's spectacular..and one of my favorite color combos.
The thought of trimming anything scares me! :)