Thursday, November 10, 2011

Basket Block Challenge

Back in June or July Kathie sent out basket blocks to several bloggers. She didn't want to make a quilt with them and thought a challenge would be fun and stretching. I have to admit I always jump at the chance for a challenge but I am not any good at them and have a hard time getting creative.
Well, one thing led to another, (Kathie lost her block in her sewing room!) and the challenge lost all rules. Maybe I work best that way! LOL

The 4 baskets in the center were attached as one block and that's what I started with.


I suppose my color palette reflects the autumn colors outdoors. I tried to bring in a few of the same colors that were in the center.

On my agenda for today? Baste, Baste, Baste!!

This quilt, my Twelve Days of Christmas, the Bible BOM, and my red and white Irish chain.
Follow this link to see my basting method. All of these will be machine quilted by me.

31 comments:

  1. Cute!!! Looks like you are keeping very busy!

    Blessings

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  2. Love your baskets, those are fun and the type I like to do.

    Debbie

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  3. What a great idea! I love your zig zag border.

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  4. very bright & cheerful, i believe you rose to the challenge well....

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  5. I like the "humble quilt" method of not "calculating" the border to end in just the right spot. Just whack it off where the quilt ends--so many vintage quilts are like that. I think you made a very fun little quilt.
    (I bet Kathie's sewing room would be easy to get lost in--with all due respect to Kathie--the way she produces so many wonderful quilts, there must be a lot of fabric there in which to get lost!)

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  6. Very free form, quirky and happy little quilt! Love the zig zag border bunches!

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  7. I think you dd a great job with these baskets. I too, will spray baste small pieces, but since I have the LA machine, I do baste larger ones on it. I have done a few small ones by hand that have been sprayed and its fine. Good for you for quilting your own pieces.

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  8. What great little baskets and that green is wonderful!

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  9. I think the borders you've put on the basket block work very well. Love the zigzags! I like the idea of spray basting but am a big chicken to try it.

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  10. I just posted mine Lori - Love what you did!
    Great fun, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Very cute and what a great idea to find the personality of each participant!

    Looking forward to seeing all your quilts Lori!

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  12. Love this Lori! The bright green zig zag is awesome!!

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  13. Your finishing borders are unexpected, unique, fun, and whimsical. It's all wrapped up into a neatly finished little project with such an interesting combination fabrics. CUTE!

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  14. I LOVE that zig-zag in there. What a fun quilt. :)

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  15. The basket top is very cute.
    I also followed the link to the spray baste tutorial. Good info there. I usually only spray b aste small projects, but I might get brave.
    Also, I spray baste little tops that I plan to hand quilt and I don't have trouble quilting them. (Well not from the spray baste any way. LOL).

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  16. Goodness, you finished 4 quilts? I must waste a lot of time, tomorrow night I get to go sew at my little quilt shop, I am so looking forward to working on a quilt! Fun quilt, you are amazing!

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  17. oh Lori this is just so adorable, I love your fabric choices I never would have thought to use those fabrics, perfect! the borders are great, love the just make and cut attitude :)
    I am so thrilled you finished the challenge, thank you!
    someone sent their blocks back to me so I get to make it too! mine is still lost in the sea of fabric I guess....
    Kathie

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  18. Great job! What a fun little quilt you've made. I love your liberated triangles and zigzag borders! I think you did a good job of pulling fabric colors out into the borders. I love this!

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  19. What a cute quilt! I love the fabrics you used. Must be B day...you are basting and I am binding.

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  20. Wonderful work with the challenge Kathie gave you I knoe she is pleased with your finish!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Carolyn :)

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  21. Those baskets are just the cutest. I like the inner borders you selected, especially that zig-zag one. And the color palette can't be beat. It's fun to see creative color combos like that.

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  22. Lori, your basket quilt is beautiful. I love seeing what you create. Hugs

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  23. Love this playful quilt! Hope you got your basting done.

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  24. What a cutie. Seems so loose and free. I like having myself challenged to create something that is out of my box of the usual.

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  25. I love that little quilt.
    Great fabric choices!
    I love the triangle border.

    I hope Kathie's block turns up soon! :)

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  26. Great job. Love the limey zigzags and the orange outer border. Kudos. Love the Aurora quilts too and congrats on the 1/2 marathon, 13 miles is absolutely amazing. You rock!

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  27. A bright and interesting selection of fabrics in the quilt! I love it! I like to baste several quilts at once also. It feels good getting the projects ready to quilt.

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  28. It looks so fun Lori! I just love baskets.

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  29. super cute lori!
    good for you for finishing. I sent Kathie my block so she could make something for the challenge. I was just too crazy with quilt show -
    your quilt is awesome!

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