Sunday, August 16, 2015

Summer finish #2

Yes I am stitching down binding again!  Always a good time to reflect on all the work that went into a quilt.  This is a little quilt I made a couple of summers ago.  Another attempt to use up some plaids!  I made it to go into my car so when we travel to my sons house we can use it as a tablecloth at a rest area or for me to cover up as my husband likes a cooler temp than I do most of the time.  There is something about simple baskets that is very appealing.



Again I practiced my machine quilting.  I used a technique called echoing in on the individual basket blocks.  For the sashing I kept it simple and did straight line quilting.  I discoverd I didn't do a very good job with measuring on this quilt as the sashing didn't quite line up.  Of course, it didn't really become a problem until I tried quilting some straight lines!  LOL  But it's not going to be in a quilt show and it has a folky look to it, so it is what it is!  I am linking up with Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday, hope you will join us!


12 comments:

  1. I love the phrase "FOLKY LOOK" !!! :)

    It's adorable. When I saw the link picture at Kathy's party I was thinking "Where'd THIS quilt come from? " wondering if you'd whipped it up this week or something!!

    Folky Look...that's my entire collection ha HA! :)

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  2. I love the folky look to it. I find sometimes when I machine quilt one I find I am not sewing straight - but it's not for a show so who cares.

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  3. I especially love that red gingham checked backing. Lovely little quilt. If I could only make 2 kinds of quilts, they would be stars and baskets.

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  4. Looks good to me! Who doesn't love a basket quilt of any kind? I like the plaid backgrounds and how they are not all matchy-matchy. That adds to the folksy too. Lovely background choice.

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  5. A lovely basket quilt! Enjoy your binding today!

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  6. I love the basket quilt. That is a great use of plaids. Enjoy your stitching.

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  7. ovely old world baskets...those plaids look so welcoming....hugs, Julierose

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  8. I love basket quilts and yours is a good one.

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  9. I'm drawn to a more primitive or "folky look", so your quilt really catches my eye. And the use of the plaids seals the deal. I just love it! Well done! And yay for another finish.

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  10. Cute quilt... I too stay cool in the car on trips... nice to have and great idea or your quilting too! Kathi

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  11. The quilting looks excellent with the style of the quilt! Will have to remember the idea for one of mine in the future.:)

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