Session A Classes
Wed - Thurs, Sept 7-8, 2022

Irene Blanck

"Basket Case"

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Basket Case was a re-work of a previous quilt that I wasn't very happy with - I felt that it was too simple but it seemed to have good "bones" to work with.

I had been collecting grey fabric and fabric with large florals which turned out to be just perfect for the centre blocks.  I used the large florals for the centre triangle of the vase and handle and picked one colour from that - and found fabric in the colour - for the rest of the baskets.  I LOVE the grey background fabrics and felt that they needed something colourful to bring them out.  I framed these centre blocks with a flanged orange/white stripe fabric which I also used for the binding.

The next border is made up of rectangles prepared using the English Paper Piecing method.  I also used these rectangles for the final border.  The large floral fabric was ideal for the rectangles. 

For the outside border I went crazy with my lush vines, flowers and of course a little bird in each border.  I really enjoyed designing this border.  The corner blocks are a repeat of the base from the centre.

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