The baskets were pieced in early June and quickly attached to the center of the quilt which was then delivered to the long arm quilter. I've finished hand sewing the binding and she's ready to be presented to the world!
Three Sisters Fabrics & Quilting were the long arm quilter. They do such a lovely job.
Paisley is my favorite design so I asked them to use paisleys in the quilting and they did!
Usually when I took progress pictures, the sun was brightly shining and made the blue squares look white but I took these pictures early in the morning, soon after the sun peeked over the horizon. As you can see, the squares are a light blue.
For backing I chose this lovely whole cloth fabric. If I get tired of the pieced side I can turn it over and have a different quilt.
The pattern was designed by Karen H and is available here. Now her original quilt is cute but when you enlarge a pattern to king size (98" x 112"), it's no longer cute, just HUGE! Here is a link to her blog, Faeries and Fibres.
Of course I made a few changes from the original pattern. The top 9-patch border extends the entire length along the top of the quilt and I alternated my 9-patches so they would look more like patchwork.
I used a foundation paper pieced basket for my quilt and I put the corner baskets on point.
The bottom two corners were also blunted so the corners wouldn't drag on the floor.
The baskets turned out so nicely.
Here is a picture of the baskets on my design wall before I attached the blue corners. The top right applique is the center from my waiting to be finished Wilfred & Cloves quilt.
For now the quilt is not being used but come autumn, onto the bed she will go!
This is the 3rd king sized quilt I've made for our bed. I'm in a rut, all three quilts contain little 1" squares! I'd like to make two more quilts for our bed sometime but they will NOT made with little 1" squares.
Another quilt project crossed off the list. Slowly the UFQ's are being finished.
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