Sunday, April 14, 2013

liberated baskets {a finished quilt}

Hello, hope you're all having a very lovely Sunday. I tried to get some sewing done, but it seems to be one of those days when nothing turns out the way it's supposed to. So I packed all the fabric away and thought I'd show you my Baskets quilt instead.


I just love how sweet and pretty this quilt turned out. I started off by making my liberated baskets using Gwen Marston's instructions from her book Liberated Quiltmaking II. And boy, was that fun! 


Once my baskets were finished, I knew I wanted to add a border, but I could not decide what kind. I thought of adding just plain, solid fabric border which I think would outline the baskets very nicely. And then I decided to go with scrappy border like Jolene did on hers, with the addition of liberated stars in each corner instead.


I do like the way it worked out. I think this border sort of becomes a part of a design, it's not just a border to highlight the baskets, in works with them to form one lovely, cohesive, colorful, and happily bright quilt.

I used bright green minky to back the quilt and wow! it is so very soft and cuddly. Just the way my kids like it (I found out that adding minky to any quilt I make guarantees that my children will love to use it).

 Finished size of the quilt is 58" x 70".

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On the side note, I decided to re-open my etsy shop and list a few of the quilts for sale. It was time, the pile of finished quilts with no destination in particular was getting too large. Here's a link to my shop if you'd like to have a look.

Wishing you all a very lovely rest of the weekend. Svetlana

23 comments:

  1. Love all the colours and fabrics in the this, it came out fab :o)

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  2. This is so cute! I have never tried anything "liberated" but this sure inspires me to do so.

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  3. Wow you are fast. I love what you did with the border here. I don't usually add borders, but I think yours really adds to the quilt.

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  4. So pretty!! And that border is just super!!

    Rachael

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  5. So gorgeous! I love really love the border.

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  6. The border looks amazing! What I love about this quilt is how balanced it looks...the baskets, the border, the stars, everything looks like it is one cohesive quilt. You have such a great eye for picking just the right fabrics.

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  7. I love the way this quilt worked out. The liberated baskets ane fantastic and the border is perfect!

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  8. Such a joy filled quilt and such a treat when a quilt is backed with a snuggly fabric!

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  9. This is perfect in every way ; )

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  10. Love the baskets. I think the fact that they are "liberated" makes all the difference in the world. The colors were important, too!

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  11. Your border choice is perfect - great finished quilt! Congrats :)

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  12. I love your border choice too. It's a beautiful quilt, the liberated baskets look fabulous.

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  13. this is such a fun quilt, Svetlana! just beautiful!!!

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  15. removed the previous comment as there is something wrong with my links - sorry...
    The quilt is so great - you did well. Tx

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  16. I really love this... such a joyful quilt!

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  17. Very nice, colourful and cheerful!!

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  18. Beautiful, and the perfect finish for spring! It has finally arrived here! Woohoo! Jxo

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  19. If I had the 175 $ I would buy the strip quilt. It must be not easy to give them away.

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  20. wut? You're selling the puzzle?? I would have thought that's a keeper. Love your baskets. So pretty and vintagey.

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  21. Svetlanko, mas to nadherne!!! Vubec si neumim predstavit, kolik to muselo stat prace! Krasne a tech barev... parada!!! :) Mej se pekne, Jola

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