Sunday, January 2, 2011

Baskets galore ....

With the dawn of a new year comes a new project on my design wall. It is not a new project as this has been ongoing since the spring (you saw a peek of my baskets this summer). Lots and lots of basket blocks were made and stored away in a tin until they were ready for a viewing.
Here is the start of placing blocks on the design wall ..... .... with more being placed on the design wall .....

9-patch blocks needed to be made up with an extra set being done at the same time (that will be for another project at some point). It doesn't hurt to have a few extra 9-patch blocks hanging around.


This will be my final layout. Not bad, eh?

This looks like a quick job, but there were many months of work involved here. Usually, my routine would be to make a few blocks and place them on the design wall and then a few more and so on. Months and months go by with the same project on my wall. This time was different and I think I like this better. Instant gratification.

My design is to have 9-patch blocks on the outer borders .... will have to re-think that as it just might be too much, too busy.
Have a great day!

26 comments:

Anne Heidi said...

WOW! That looks awesome! The basket blocks are so pretty, and the nine patch border just makes it perfect!

loulee said...

Lovely. I like it with the nine patch border.

Julie Fukuda said...

Its soooo great! I like the 9-patch border too.

Janet said...

It looks fabulous, I love your nine patch border. Not long to go and you'll have one beautiful quilt.

Jennifer said...

Another one who likes the nine-patch border - do you plan to square the edges, or have a zig zag edge?

Cathi said...

This is gorgeous! I love the 9-patch border with those baskets!

Jackie said...

I love it!! Especially the fact that it is bordered by nine patches.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Rose Marie I totally dig this quilt. Whatever new idea you come up with would be great but I do love those nine patches because, well, you know... can't beat a nine patch under most any circumstance.

Gosh, this is so fun over coffee my friend. Thanks for the AM treat.

Ann Champion said...

I love the 9 patch border on your little baskets.
I made my own version of the pattern too. It was a fun project.

Dolores said...

Looks great. I love nine patches. What size is the finished quilt?

Mary said...

I love the basket blocks. What is the pattern you are using. This looks like a good take along pattern for when we travel. It is going to be a wonderful quilt.

Ellen said...

Your quilt will be wonderful when finished. The basket blocks are sweet and I also like the 9 patch border.

Yvette said...

I adore this! You did a fantastic job, I really need to get my hands on this pattern.

Cindy N. said...

Gorgeous, you have done a beautiful job!!

Joyce said...

Wishing you a great 2011

Mary L. said...

I love it! Makes me want to make a basket quilt. I've only done a wall hanging or two. I'm so easily persuaded. LOL.

Vicki W said...

That is going to be a really spectacular quilt - I love it!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, how cute is that!!???!!! Love it so far.

hetty said...

Awesome! Love those basket blocks. The nine patches set them off perfectly.

Diana said...

It's really beautiful! Can't go wrong with nine patches.

Barb said...

Happy New Year
Wow your baskets look great and I know how many months those took! I think the nine patches look great, but I love 9-Ps.

Jeanne said...

Oh, I love your baskets and nine patches! Happy New Year!

Floss said...

What a lot of baskets, i like the 9 patches around them. Very pretty.

LuAnn said...

I love those baskets. Mine are in a baggie. I also ordered the Blessings quilt you show in an earlier post. It is filed away in a drawer. I've become one of your followers in hopes that looking at your finished projects and blocks will keep me motivated to finish some of my UFOs. Your quilts are beautiful.

Yvette said...

OMG! I love them all too! If it were me, and I hope one day to make one, I would pick the 9-patch. I do love them all though.

Kim said...

I love your baskets!