I’ve been on a bit of a quilting hiatus with work being very busy and my sewing focus has been on projects that weren’t quilts. However, this week I started a new quilt project; I’m calling it my happy scrappy basket weave quilt.
It’s inspired by the Family Ties quilt from Busy Hands Quilts. It reminds me of a basket weave pattern with the black stripes going in different directions. I started by making 9 blocks to see if I liked the pattern sewn up.
I liked it. However the table cloth I photographed it on I don’t like. Note to self: time for a nicer tablecloth.
Making it was fun. And it went faster than I expected, even though I used 2.5″ squares rather than strip piecing with the colourful scraps. My box of 2.5″ squares is still over flowing but isn’t that always the way?
Here is the finished scrappy basket weave quilt top.
I haven’t decided on a border treatment or if I just want to bind it. But that’s a decision for another day!
9 thoughts on “My colorful and scrappy basket weave quilt”
I always enjoy seeing your quilts. I love your bold colors.
This looks great. Your squares are so wonderfully bright. I relate to still having way too many 2.5″ squares. I keep using them but I also keep cutting more. Oh well.
Well, isn’t your scrappy basket weave quilt a vision in bright and happy colour. My goodness you whipped it up quickly. It looks fabulous.
Love it! Always enjoy seeing your scrappy quilts.
Wow, I really like it ! What a great way to pare down those 2 1/2 ” squares!!
You may see one from me if I ever get some current projects under control!
Wow! Such a vibrant quilt. It looks amazing: so much so that I might have to try it myself. Love the black contrast. This spurs my inspiration so. Thank you!
Sure is pretty! I’m not sure whether I’d add borders or not either, so I can’t wait to see what you do. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
This is a wonderful scrappy quilt. The block design is a great way to use up small squares. I’m adding this one to my future make list.
Very nice……I like the idea of this!