Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The First Basket Top Complete at Last!

The outer borders were added to the basket quilt top on Monday afternoon.  At first I wasn't sure about this border fabric, thinking it might appear too washed out in contrast to the deeper brighter colors of the baskets, but I'm finding the softness of the caramel background seems just right now that it is all completed.

My husband remarked that this quilt looks like fall, and so it does.  I wish we could have photographed it outside among all the falling leaves, but the weather has turned rainy and windy, so no outside photos until after it is quilted (next fall?).  Meantime, these less than stellar indoor shots will have to do.  There is no really good place to photograph quilts indoors at our house, and the colors never appear quite true or seem to do justice to the quilt.  Not to mention the massive seasonal shedding issue with both the dog and cat!  Fur everywhere, on every surface, constantly - is there ever a season when they don't shed?!  Anyway.
Top finished at 81 x 100 inches

A bit rumpled and ripply - I'm sure it will all "quilt out"!

I'm setting aside the remaining basket blocks for awhile to work on some other projects, one with a fast approaching January deadline.   More on that in a couple days.

7 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful--love your fancy cut strips

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  2. I love your border fabric. The color does add a softness that blends so well with your beautiful blocks. And yes, you can quilt out that extra fullness! I am a specialist at that!!! lol.

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  3. Oh my gosh, it's just beautiful!

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  4. Wow oh wow, it's just gorgeous! I think the fabric you chose for the border is perfect ... it complements the blocks yet allows them to be the stars of the show, as they should be.

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  5. I think it looks lovely with the border print.

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  6. That is gorgeous and I love the softer colors in the borders.

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  7. Very lovely! The border print is so pretty - I just love it! I have never used a border print, but do have some in my stash and have no idea how I will use it. I got it from a friend.

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