Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Favorite. Baskets. Ever.

I've been wanting to make this basket quilt from the moment I saw issue 14 of Fresh Vintage. This morning I was just going to make one...and then move on to another project. But I couldn't stop at one. I absolutely love this block with these fabrics.


I'm using Fig Tree scraps in this quilt--just as in the cover version...so far I've used Patisserie, Mill House Inn, Whimsy, and a small bit of Fresh Cottons left over from making this Satchel for Two bag. (I made the second version of this bag shown in the post--super pattern)!


These blocks are foolproof..no cut-off basket points possible. Well, gotta run...I must get back to making more baskets--have a wonderful day!


59 comments:

Nedra said...

I can see why you love those baskets so much.
See you tomorrow!

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely baskets! The fabrics go perfectly to the pattern!

kate spain said...

Oh wow! Beautiful baskets, Sherri! Can't wait to see this one when it's finished. What am i saying?! I can't wait to see all your quilts..even if they're not finished!

Donna said...

Those are beautiful baskets!

Chelle (Dana) said...

Sherri, I love your baskets. I also have this pattern and hope to get to it soon. I don't have a lot of Fig Tree scraps, but think I might order some Layer cakes to have on hand for it. Can't wait to see how it all comes together.

Connie said...

Very pretty, love basket blocks. I've been wanting to do one also, but kept putting on hold. HAPPY SEWING!

Vickie E said...

very very pretty

PamKittyMorning said...

I love the baskets particularly the no cut off point portion!

Barb said...

Baskets are one of my most favorite things...and I love yours!!

Stina said...

These are so sweet.. love baskets in all kinds.. and you made some pretty ones..:o)

SarahVee said...

Oh Sherri! Thank you for the beautiful baskets post. I will have to get this pattern. I love your baskets. Enjoy making many more of them!

jabeybaby said...

Those baskets are beautiful!

Karen said...

Those baskets are scrumptious!

Darlene said...

Yummy baskets! I love all sorts of baskets in quilts - this one is going to be a beauty.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sherri, these baskets are beautiful! I love how you have used your scraps. Great job.

Robyn said...

Sooo adorable Sherri!!!
Simply adorable!

Micki said...

That quilt is going to be so pretty and romantic!
Micki

Joanna from Fresh Figs said...

Love them. Love them. Want them. You gotta love that those points can't get chopped off... my favorite part of the pattern too :-)!

Joanna
Fig Tree

Jennifer said...

Sherri! You are like a Fig Tree drug pusher! You are killing me!

Dianne said...

Such a great idea for using those figgy scraps! SO SO cute!

Stephanie said...

Vintage-y, sweet, and CUTE.

Sinta Renee said...

You are killing me! I have that pattern... I have those fabrics. I love baskets... I am just going to have to make this now! Thanks for giving it a test run<3

Sheri Howard said...

So cute, so darling, so sweet...what else? Love the little splashes of red!

Janet said...

How fun! They are so pretty.

Tracey J said...

such pretty baskets. I love how fig tree fabrics all blend.

I really like that pattern too... Here's the bag I made with it!

http://tigers4trace.blogspot.com/2010/02/bag-for-me.html

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri ...they are lovely baskets

Adventures in Alice Land said...

I just love your baskets! Now I'm thinking when can I fit this project into my already packed TO DO LIST?

Your baskets are just lovely!

Cindy said...

soft and pretty..........and what will fill your baskets of plenty?

kpaints said...

Super pretty! Can't wait to see the finished project!

Nicole said...

I have that issue of Fresh Vintage out where I can see it, so I don't forget that I NEED that basket quilt! Heaven knows I have an entire tub of Fig Tree scraps to use up! I promised I wouldn't start another project until I finish something, but maybe I was lying.

Sewn With Grace said...

Absolutely LOVE this! Using the red and the blue makes the blocks pop, at least from my computer screen. Great job!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous baskets!! They look great! I love all those fabrics.

Terriaw said...

How sweet! I adore these baskets. I've never made this block but I do love it. I bet this is going to be another gorgeous project.

Rae Ann said...

I'm drooling I love it so much! It just made my top ten list of
"TO DO's".

Jackie said...

Love the baskets and the fabric you chose! Just too pretty!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet, sweet baskets Sherri!

Carol said...

I just love that basket! I have that issue...I need to get it out! Did I say I LOVE it?

Karen said...

I like the way this basket is constructed!

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the baskets. They look easy to make. Very pretty.

Alba said...

It's easy to see why you like this block so much! It's so cute and your fabric choices are just perfect. I love it!

Cardygirl said...

GORGEOUS!

Mary L. said...

Love the baskets, love the fabrics! Gotta love the quilt too I know!

Rene' said...

Those are great baskets. Good to know there is a foolproof pattern available somewhere!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Sherri, i am so in love with these great baskets! Loving and drooling over those gorgeous fabrics from Fig Tree! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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Suzie said...

The pattern is so sweet and the fabrics you chose are beautiful! I can understand you want to make more!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I know I have some fig tree scraps somewhere. Your quilts are beautiful.

RETRO-fabulous said...

I see why these are your favorite baskets EVER! They're gorgeous!! Lovely work, beautiful colors.

*karendianne. said...

Ruh Roh. Early morning distraction! hee. These are beautiful, sweet and fun. I can see that.

LadyV said...

Great choice of prints. I love basket blocks and yours are so very pretty.

Carolyn S. said...

Love your baskets. I'll have to purchase this pattern.

Kim D. said...

I love the fig tree fabrics as well. Those baskets are super cute in those fabrics.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Fig Tree Fabrics and baskets just go together.

QuiltedSimple said...

I LOVE these basket blocks. I have an old quilt now turned pillows that was my grandfather's that is this block. Great fabric choice
Kris

ivoryspring said...

Beautiful, Sherri!!!

shelia said...

Oh gosh i love that basket!
Lovely :)

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, I love those baskets, too! I have the pattern and fabric ready to go - just need to start sewing. Thanks for the inpsiration!

trish said...

These are beautiful blocks Sherri!!