Friday, February 19, 2021

A Biskit A Basket

I'm really not starting a new project, just doing a couple of test blocks. (famous quilter words!) 
I saw a great old quilt in reproductions with a wide double pink sashing. 

I wondered if I could mix it up and do it in the indigo blues that I have. The quilt was pieced but I also saw an applique option so thought I'd try both. 

This is a 6" finished pieced block. I got this fabric when I took a class from Lori Triplett on indigo resist. 

This is the appliqued version. 


It's a toss up for me and I still like the idea of doing it in reproductions. Which block do you like better, as far as pieced or appliqued? 


I haven't posted too much on Instagram but here's my most recent. 

Last call for my String Quilt class! Click HERE for more info!

Have a great weekend!




 

17 comments:

  1. I love little basket blocks. I swapped them with friends years ago.
    blue and pink is perfect together.

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  2. I would piece but with oversized background so the basket would float in the block.
    Now you have me thinking of doing this...

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  3. I like both the pieced and the appliqued. If it were up to me, it would depend on what other projects I had going. Lots of pieced projects? Then I'd applique. And of course vice versa. You mentioned a road trip coming up. Might be another project you could stash away so you don't get bored with doing only one project! Hahaha!

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  4. I like the the second from the top...... I made one similar. I love blues and double pinks!

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  5. I ve done a few basket quilts.
    My favorite method is piece the bottom half, and applique the handed before joining the 2 halfs. I hand applique so I had some hand work to do.

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  6. Since applique and I are not on friendly terms, I would piece. I don't even applique handles. But as to your sample blocks--I think they are equally appealing, so whichever method is more comfortable to you.

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  7. I like the pieced one. 8t looks great plus I might attempt it!

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  8. Both look good. I tend to be very traditional, so I d pick pieced, but truly both look great.

    Would the sashing still be double pink?

    Is that a new doggy I am seeing, on IG? Such a cutie w his heart nose spot.

    lizzy

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  9. I think the pieced block looks more “vintage” while the appliqué one is a bit chunkier (handle) and looks a bit more “ folk” Both are great, just different

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  10. What about piecing the basket and appliquéing the handle? It would speed up the process and provide the best look!

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  11. SEW glad to hear that you're NOT starting a new project, Lori. LOL!!

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  12. I like all of these blocks and I would do whatever is fun for you! For me, I love the chunky appliquéd blocks and *love* the indigo!!!

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  13. I think the appliqued one has a nicer shaped handle...sort of classic, but both are completely adorable!

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  14. I like the shape of the handle on the pieced one best. I'm not fond of applique, but stitching curves might drive me nuts. I say do what your comfortable doing.

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  15. Both are pretty, it is just wat you feel like doing in the moment.

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  16. why not throw caution to the wind and put both kinds of baskets in one quilt?

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  17. Both baskets are super cute, but I love the look to the applique handle. Maybe I'm a wee bit biased towards that though! lol

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