Monday, March 12, 2012

Basketweave Quilt Finish

Excited I have another finish to show you!  This is a basketweave quilt.  Heidi at Honey Bear Lane did a great tutorial is at:  http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/02/basketweave-quilt-pattern.html#comments
Thanks to my friend, Brandy, for finding this quilt pattern for me.


I made the quilt back about a month or so ago for another quilt and the colors just didn't match the original top.  This was the perfect solution to put a front on the back I already started.  Another WIP down and done!  I'm so happy with the scrappy binding on yet another quilt.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the way the quilting looks on the back.  This baby quilt measures 42" x 53".  I added the black ends because I'm not a huge fan of square quilts all the time.

I'm considering attempting this as a lap-sized quilt in the future.  It think it would be perfect for all the extra flannel and old jeans that I have.  I used a walking foot for the quiting.  That will be the challenge for the large quilt (rolling and tucking it so that it fits through the machine.)  But I still think it's doable.  I safety-pin basted it very carefully (every other row).  I put the pins all in the same direction so that I did not have to remove them as I sewed each row.  I only removed them after I was done with that row to reduce the weight of the quilt beign moved around the sewing machine.


This is my best machine-stitched binding yet.  I ran my presser foot down the seam (as if I were stitching in the ditch) and set my zigzag to 4.0 x 6.5.



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4 comments:

  1. The animals are adorable and I love the Treble clef fabric. I have some of that as well :)

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  2. How fun! You did a great job! Love the little animals on the back!

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  3. Cute! That backing is perfect!! I love the animals. :)

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  4. Love your quilt! I found your link through the tutorial for this quilt. I just finished my basketweave quilt last night. I blogged about it here; http://mengalings.blogspot.com/2012/09/sewing-for-silas-woven-baby-quilt.html

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