Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Basket backing etc

I promised I'd show you the backing I pieced for the basket mélange that I put together for that sew along.

The basket blocks were orphans from years ago;  the friendship stars were from a swap years ago, as well.  I filled in with fabric I KNEW I would never use in a quilt so VOILÀ.  Can't say it reduced the stash any but in terms of numbers, there are a few less orphan blocks!

I also went back to my triangle gatherings, needing less than 10 more to be done with the entire project.  Starting to think about how I'm ever going to set nearly 100 blocks all in bright colors!  I think they go up to 93!  I've already sewn a few others--just need to assemble the pieces.

I saw this little mini quilt on Instagram, and I think I'm going to make this for my latest (or for February...ooops) mini... I have just the fabrics in mind, too.  Stay tuned...

I may have to buy that book!  I did order the new book "Oh Scrap" because I thought it looked so cute... as if I need another book, right???  I have a pile I'm trying to get rid of!! ;-)

We're having a wet and rainy week, which is just perfect!!


  1. Wow, I love the back almost as much as the front! You know me - wacky!! I saw this book at Cyndi's and it is great. I ended up buying Betsy Chutchian's new Quiltmania book instead. It is pricey but I LOVE it!

  2. Love the back of your basket creative! That is a darling mini!

  3. I like how you incorporated more basket blocks on the backing. Suits the quilt.

  4. Great back! You put almost as much effort into that as you did the front. I get to the back and I just want it to be as simple as it can be since I am lazy and just want to be done. :)
    I am so impressed with your tenacity on the Primitive Triangles blocks! That is going to be a beautiful quilt, however you decide to set them.
    Love that mini--of course!

  5. Great use of orphan blocks and left-over fabric pieces! The mini is so cute.

  6. Oooh the back and the front are just both awesome !
    Congratulations Randy !
    The mini is super cute !

  7. I've been tempted to order Oh Scrap too--it looks like a great book. Your basket quilt back is almost as fun as the front--love it!

  8. Well, you used up some pieces for your backing so you deserve a new book, especially about using more scraps. It's a perfect cycle.

  9. That's a really cute mini! I can see why you want to do it. Are you going to quilt the baskets yourself? The backing is perfect with the baskets. I can't wait to see it! I understand the book problem as I have it too! Lol!