Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bye Bye To March

I can't believe that it's the end of March already but I also can't say that I'm sad to see it go. It's been a busy month with lots of travel for work and I am looking forward to being a little more settled and hopefully a bit more productive this month. To get myself back into the swing of things I dragged my finally finished baskets and small design wall upstairs to try out some borders. My little improv baskets are still on the board so they came along for the ride.

I love this large tone-on-tone print but when I saw it in natural light it was greener than I wanted - it just didn't seem the right fit for the other browns.

After going through just about every brown that I own I settled on the floral that I used for the base of two of the baskets and one of the handles. I'm really liking the black polka dot on tan as a transition border.

There's going to be a sashing between the baskets and I think another scrappy sashing around the whole thing before the borders go on, so I've created this picot border with a variety of creams and the tan/black polka dots to keep it scrappy throughout and am liking what I see....M


Kyle said...

I like what you've chosen. The black and cream dot adds a nice design element apart from the neutrals and the large floral just ties it together.

The Cozy Quilter said...

It is fun to pick out fabrics for the sashing and borders and you have made great choices!

marina said...

Gorgeous can't wait to see it all come together!

moosecraft said...

Excellent choices! Looking forward to seeing the next update!

Nancy said...

Your baskets with squares and triangles are just wonderful, Marie. I love everything about them. I can't wait to see how they come together in your quilt/table runner.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @,

Marit said...

Such pretty and happy (easter) baskets. Really love the start of your little improv baskets. Happy sewing!

; )