Embroidered Baskets Handmade Quilt
One of the wonderful reasons to go to a quilt show is to get inspired. Even the quilt shows that feature a variety of handmade quilts in one theme, it is hard to find two quilts exactly the same.
This embroidered baskets handmade quilt at Piece and Plenty's Quilt Guild Show a couple of years ago is one of those custom quilts. This brand new quilt combines the vibe of the old-fashioned quilt with the embroidered baskets framed by patchwork blocks that stand out through Terri Merrot's lovely detailed machine quilting.
Most of the basket quilts I have seen are made out of patchwork, so it was fun to see the patchwork blocks featuring the embroidery work in the center of the quilt blocks.
Take a look at the delicate embroidery in the baskets, each one different and unique:
We grew up learning how to embroidery and to this day, even though I am very slow at it now, I still have an embroidery project sitting next to my sofa for those evenings when I want to watch TV and have something to do with my hands.
So I could relate to the story behind this embroidered baskets custom quilt:
Here is another pretty embroidered basket close up, so pretty each by themselves.
I can imagine these patterns on kitchen towels and pillow cases.
Look closely also at each of the quilt blocks, the fabrics are all in the same color but they are different patterns. That diversity of fabrics also adds a lovely depth to this quilt, as does the detailed quilting.