Basket Handmade Quilt
As I was dusting off some of my favorite baskets earlier today thinking of spring, I remembered this handmade basket quilt from the fall 2017 Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild quilt show in Rolla, Missouri. The handmade quilt had been made by a master gardener colleague of mine but what I recalled was that I had intended to count how many actual baskets were featured in the quilt.
Baskets are an important element in my life. Besides cat napping spots and storage areas for books, I keep baskets to carry plants around in my garden so I keep many baskets in various shapes and sizes around my house.
This lovely, award-winning quilt also seems to suggest baskets are good for a variety of chores, starting with collecting strawberries.
Each one of these quilt blocks feature lovely baskets such as the strawberry sitting in its very own colorful container. An applique red bird appears to be getting ready to fly off ned to a basket holding a pretty flower.
Look at how the machine quilting adds nice texture to the quilt background.
This side of the handmade basket quilt, with the award ribbons, feature smaller baskets.
Each handmade quilt has it's own story, one of my favorite parts of any quilt show. This quilt took a little extra time from start to finish, according to Marilyn's accounting but it sure was worth the effort!
In addition to the variety of baskets, I liked the fabric color combinations, the bright colors will help this quilt have a long life.