For this quilt, I used scraps of blue, red, and pink prints, plus a few yellow prints to add a little zip, and a cream for the block background. Then I set the blocks with a narrow cream sashing and--WOW! I love how the baskets form a circle. Rummaging through my scrap bag, I found some leftover strip sets from another quilt, and I knew they'd be perfect for a checked border. A soft, light blue print in the outer border was all it took to complete the enchantment.
Finished quilt: 48" x 48"
Finished block: 8"
From the book Appliqué Quilt Revival by Nancy Mahoney
2 yards for block backgrounds, sashing, and borders
1 1/3 yards for outer border
5/8 yard for corner squares and binding
1/2 yard for basket appliqués
1 fat eighth each of 12 assorted prints for basket appliqués and checked border
1 rectangle each of 68 assorted prints, 3½" x 5", for basket appliqués
2 1/2 yards of 16"-wide fusible web (optional)
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Author, teacher, fabric designer, and award-winning quiltmaker Nancy Mahoney, of Sparta, Georgia, has enjoyed making quilts for more than 25 years. Her beautiful quilts have been featured more than 100 times in national and international quilt magazines. Nancy has designed several fabric lines for P&B Textiles, along with dozens of patterns.Visit Nancy's website
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