Monday, February 22, 2016

Bounty of Liberated Baskets

So excited to have another quilt finished! 

 Here is my liberated basket quilt I'm calling Bounty of Baskets, started in a class with Gwen Marston in 2012! it measures approx 50x50.
 I wanted to keep the quilting really simple so I did vertical straight lines about 2" apart. I wish I would have done them a wee bit closer.





Instead of marking or using the Hera tool I wanted to try this bar that is packaged with my walking foot. Is this what it is supposed to be used for? I lined up the bar on the previous stitch line and watched that while I sewed. The quilting is a bit liberated too! LOL

I have two more little quilts closing in on being finished! I love starting the year out this way.

Make it a great week!

53 comments:

  1. That's how I use that little bar tool. I like being able to skip the marking and use that. The baskets are really fun. Anything inspired by Gwen is awesome though. Good for you for finishing it!

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  2. I have used that tool the same way. I really like this quilt!

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  3. Beautiful quilt! It has a relaxed and inviting air to it, like you're going berry picking with a bunch of friends. I use the tool like you did, though I really have to watch that it doesn't migrate out from my original measurement. I think that turning the quilt moves it.

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  4. Awesome quilt...the liberated look really works...

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  5. The young quilters call this Organic Quilting. LOVE your quilt! This one has been on my TO DO LIST for a long, long time...and it's still gets me all fired up! I need to make this one! Great job, Lori!

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  6. What a fabulous finis! Love these baskets.

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  7. I so love this quilt. I love how you quilted it. Hugs

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  8. Oh my, is that what that bar is for? I will definitely try it now. I adore that basket quilt. And, what a collection of fabulous fabrics to fondle as you snuggle with it over the years.

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  9. This quilt's on my bucket list. I'll get to it one of these days! And that's exactly how you're supposed to use the seam guide with your walking foot.

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  10. Great finish, Lori!
    I've never used that little bar, either. Nice to see it getting some love. : )

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  11. Great finish! That bar is great for this kind of no marking quilting (my favorite kind). Your liberated baskets are awesome - so charming!!!

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  12. Enjoy your cute basket quilt! I hope to take a class some day with Gwen. Simple quilting really works with this quilt, great use of the attachment!!

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  13. Wonderful Basket quilt!! Love how it turned out--perfect!

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  14. It's a wonderful quilt! Fun and cozy at the same time. I love the little details that give it so much character, like the basket where the handle doesn't quite fit. They make me smile.

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  15. A lot of nice baskets on your quilt!

    Dollandesign

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  16. What a nice quilt Lori ! Can I say primitive quilt ?
    The baskets are like this for me and it changes beautifully !

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  17. Love it! If you want a bit more quilting on this, consider doing a diagonal line. Mark with a hera marker and see it you like the look. I'd try it twice as wide as your up/down lines first. Just sayin.................

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  18. I love that quilt and the prim fabrics, just beautiful.

    Debbie

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  19. I love everything about this quilt! The horizontal bits of different colored fabric in each block add a funky sashing look and I adore the baskets! Great finish!

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  20. That is the prettiest basket quilt I've ever seen! I like all the baskets being different and sort of wonky!

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  21. That's how I use that bar tool too, when I remember I have it. This is such a cute quilt. Love the liberated shelves as well as the liberated baskets.

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  22. I love these little primitive baskets! Your quilt is wonderful! The colors and fabrics are perfect and I love the liberated quilting, too.

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  23. Wonderful finished quilt Lori, congratulations.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  24. Wow, it looks so primitive! I love baskets, and they make me think of fresh fruits, just picked from the trees.
    Great job, Lori!

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  25. Your baskets are so charming and each one is so individually unique. Your ability to be so whimsical is a quality I admire. What a delightful finish!

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  26. This quilt is so you, Lori!! It's liberated and it's humble and i LOVE it to bits!!❤❤

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  27. What a great quilt, Lori. I like your color range and I especially like the striped borders and the little baskets in the corners. Good job!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  28. Love those baskets Lori! Also really like your fabric choices. :-)

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  29. A wonderful finish! The baskets are such fun and love your colors and fabric choices. And the quilting!

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  30. It is awesome. Love the quilt! I need one Now...
    XOXO

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  31. Another beautiful finish! Love these baskets!

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  32. This is a fun piece! You mention that you wished you had made the quilt lines closer. As I am fairly new to quilting I was wondering why you couldn't add in a few more lines of quilting now?

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  33. That is exactly how you are supposed to use that little gadget with your walking foot. I love using it too ... things are generally pretty well spaced (be sure to pay some attention as you quilt along!) and you can listen to an audio book while you work because this is certainly NOT rocket science! Good job!

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  34. Hey Lori,
    I have just started quilting in the ditch on some of my quilts as I love to hand quilt big stitch style, I love your quilting on this, I may get that little bar out and give it a go myself,
    Sue...

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  35. I love this quilt! It truly is a "humble " quilt! The freedom and spontaneous look is perfect if one can say that about such a free piece. What are you going to do with it? If you decide to hang it be sure to post a photo. You have me tempted to try something like this myself but I'm afraid it would become yet another UFO!

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    1. The top photo in this blog post shows it hanging in my house.

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  36. Love it! I'll have to try the bar as my eyeball isn't as straight as it used to be...lol.

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  37. Such an interesting quilt with the wonky baskets and bits and bobs of added fabrics or pieced parts. Must have been fun making the baskets where just about any way you sew the blocks, they are right.

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  38. Nice fabric choices. Definitely said Qwen when I opened the email.

    The bar I have had come with every machine including my moms featherweight.

    The earlier comment the younger quilters call this an organic look....well I am sighing. I guess they haven't looked at vintage quits much if they are now inventing this style of quilting. I call it logical. No marks needed even my beloved blue plainters tape...


    Winner quilt for sure....

    Jane FL/NJ

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  39. Yep, that's what that bar is for, and you put it to great use! Quilt looks fabulous - I love it.

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  40. I love the quilting attachment on the walking foot --couldn't imagine life without it. It's great for people who hate marking.

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  41. I always loved basket block / quilt, this one is wonderful .

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  42. I always loved basket block / quilt, this one is wonderful .

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  43. Super cute, and so much personality!! :) I love the little cornerstone baskets! My walking foot does not have that little attachment, but I wish it did. Eliminates some marking for sure! You are sure finishing a lot of quilts...nice!

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  44. I love everything about this quilt, the prim colors, the funky sashing, the listing/ leaning shapes. And especially the tiny corner baskets! Maybe I should start my version small...

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  45. I love the wonky baskets and want to add some to a quilt I started in a workshop with Freddy Moran. I took a machine quilting using your walking foot class last summer with Jacquie Gering (excellent teacher, gave indiviualized instruction, patient, helpful, and I'd take any class offered by her) and she talked about using this metal piece. I used it in quilting three quilts since that class. I hooked up the metal so it was on the left side. I had started with a strip of painter's tape and quilted next to the edge. Depending upon how close you want the quilting lines you can also use the side of your foot. After sewing along the tape, I then set up the metal piece to be just above the stitched line and measured about an inch away from the stitched line and then that is where my new line was stitched. Jacquie said that once we had the quilt quioted if we wanted more quilting we could go back and quilt in between teo of the rows of quilting. She taught us to start in the middle and work out to the edge. Then turn the quilt and quilt out from the middle again. Just before I took her class I bought her class on Craftsy but never went back to view it. I imagine it's very thorough. She also used strips of tape as reference points so we could see if we were actually quilting a little to the left or to the right and then you can compensate for this so the lines end up straight. Thanks for sharing your quilt.

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    1. Thanks mary~! Such great information!!

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  46. congrats! finish quilt is a dream form me!

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  47. It's beautiful quilt! I liked the design. It's gratifying when you finish something. I love your blog and your creations. Thanks for sharing it.

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