Greetings dear readers! Here’s my September mini, ”Halloween Baskets.”
I had never made a basket quilt or a Halloween quilt so decided that this month’s mini was a good way to remedy both situations! I looked through some pattern sources and couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for so decided to draft my own:
I also wanted to foundation paper piece it so figured out how to make that happen. For pieces 4 and 5, I cut the rectangle and triangle oversize, pieced them together, and then matched the seam with where I marked it on the foundation paper and proceeded to trim as usual. It worked perfectly.
Here are some closeups:
I foundation paper pieced the spikey border (drafted my own pattern). The center is hand quilted, but you can’t see the quilting well. The border is machine quilted. The corners needed something so I added the hand appliqued circles.
I thought cheddar and black were good Halloween colors and I always love the chance to add red to anything!😊 The batting is the Hobbes black that I showed in my last post. I found a good black print in my stash for the back:
I had fun using a stripe for the hand appliqued basket handles:
I think I see a larger basket quilt in my future, but no idea when because now that I have finished my red and white quilt, I am re-dedicating myself to finishing the hand quilting of Golden Glow, my album quilt done as part of Barbara Brachman’s Hospital Sketches sew along. It’s long past time to get it done!!
”Halloween Baskets” measures 19.5 inches square. I’m really happy with how it came out!
Be sure to go to Wendy Reed’s blog, The Constant Quilter, to see all of the other September minis. Thank you Wendy!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi