August 11, 2017

Custom Queen 30s Basket Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My finish is a custom queen size 1930s reproduction basket quilt.  This is the third quilt I've made for this customer!

I used a jelly roll of 30s Playtime 2017 to create the basket flowers because it was the most cost effective way to get a snippet of the entire collection.  It was the first time I've used two strips sewn into a tube and then cut into HSTs.  They end up with bias edges, but that wasn't a problem for the tiny HSTs.  I wonder if this method for larger HSTs would be problematic, however.  Probably nothing a little starch wouldn't solve.

I was so excited when my customer agreed on the Baptist Fan quilting design that I suggested.  It would have been a common quilting design on a quilt in the 30s, though of course done by hand and not a computerized quilting machine.

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:   Basket Quilt, layout designed by me in EQ7, though of course the basket block is an antique block.
Size:  Queen 95" square.
Fabric:  30s Playtime 2017 by Moda
Quilting:  Baptist Fans on Gratitude.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Backing:  Toy Chest 2 by Riley Blake

Last week's featured project!

There are two features this week!  Heffalumps by Kay at Quilts and Buttons ...

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Anonymous said...

That's beautiful, Myra! The Baptist Fans are perfect for this!

Shannon said...

I wasn't sure I was going to like this pattern since it was old fashioned, but I like it very much! I really like how the yellow goes with the baskets and of course the beautiful fan quilting. It is perfect!

amy said...

Love everything about this one! Perfect!

Snowcatcher said...

Wow, the quilting on this is just out of this world! Love the two featured quilts, too!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Wow!!! that is gorgeous!!!

Jayne said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the block and especially love the yellow as the back ground color! The quilting put it over the top...just gorgeous!

Kay Mackenzie said...

Thank you so much Myra for the Heffalumps shout out!!

Kay said...

Yep, you did it again. What a pretty and cheerful quilt you've made. I absolutely love the Baptist Fan Quilting and it was the perfect pattern for this quilt.