Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Baskets on the Brain

I seem to have baskets on the brain lately.

After putting together my free form scrappy baskets I found myself flipping through Edyta Sitar's book Handful of Scraps and was charmed by a beautiful basket quilt, also made from scraps but much more structured.

The squares finish off at 1" so the baskets really aren't that large - I think it's a 13" block when all is said and done. I'm lovin' the scrappy browns across the top edge of each basket.

I probably made mine the hard way, using up tiny scraps and sewing the blocks together individually rather than strip quilting, but it's supposed to be a scrap quilt, right?

The makings of three baskets are on the design wall. Thinking that they will become a table runner, I used the same brown floral for the base for the first two but now I'm thinking that I might make them all different. They are lots of fun to make and I'm tempted to see what a basket would look like in only one or two colours....M


Nancy said...

Your baskets are wonderful, Marie! Just charming. I wish I'd thought them up! Will you add handles or leave them as they are?
--Nancy. (ndmessier @,

audrey said...

Really great scrappy baskets! I'm in love.:)

Susan said...

I love the look of the scrappy squares but hate sewing them! I love the quilt on the cover too.