Monday, June 18, 2012

'Trick or Treat' Basket quilt

'Trick or Treat' is a little hand appliqued basket quilt in Barb Adams and Alma Allen's book 'When the Cold Wind Blows'. I started stitching my baskets a few years ago but haven't looked at them for a while. A visit from my friend Sheridan prompted me to pull them out again. Sheridan has finished piecing her top and is in the process of hand quilting it.  As well as hand appliqueing the baskets and leaves, Sheridan decided to hand piece the squares together as well. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Sheridan with her finished top
 I laid my squares out and counted them.... still a lot of baskets to do.

Do you like my idea for a large basket in the centre or should I stick to just the little baskets?

 I have a large stash of cheddar fabrics now, plenty of choice for zinger fabrics in future scrappy quilts. I think I might have too many handpiecing projects on the go at the moment..... must make sure I don't start any more until a few are finished!


  1. I LOVE your large basket in the center! That is wonderful. I am working on the same quilt and after seeing yours and your friends quilts I think I will definitely have to applique the leaves on the edge of the quilt. Was thinking about skipping that part, but maybe not now.

  2. Thanks Audrey. I agree, the leaves do look nice. Goodluck with yours.

  3. You have lots of basket blocks made already. The quilt is going to be great. The center block makes it much more interesting.

  4. Thanks Karen. Maybe I will go with it!