Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, July 15, 2016

Next up: Basket quilt

Today I pulled out dozens of my most colorful fabrics and started a basket quilt. I was inspired by a quilt in Gwen Marston's book, "Liberated Quiltmaking II," which I just bought in Sisters.

Gwen's basket quilt from her book.
Her blocks are 11 inches high, so that's what I'm making mine. I won't do as many blocks as she did  because I don't like to quilt big quilts. But the blocks go together so quickly that I could piece them all in a couple of days. I love the piecing and fabric selection, but I'm not fond of quilting.

Some of my background fabrics.

 Have a colorful day


Terri Stegmiller said...

Love Gwen and have several of her books. I always loved these wonky baskets. Your basket quilt will look great! Can't wait to see it progress.

Robbie said...

I took a design class by Gwen several, several years ago. What a hoot!!! She is great and this quilt will be your color choices!!

Edith Bieri-Hanselmann said...

Love, love your Background fabrics! So bright and Vibrant.