It always amazes me how a Striped Fabric can dramatically change the design of a quilt. While currently working on my Scrappy Basket quilt which is made from my scrap bin. I discovered a lovely stripe fabric already cut to the right size. ( Must have been fate ) I tried this piece of striped fabric with my basket quilt. I was so glad I did, the power of striped fabric rocks !! The piece I found in my scrap basket had been left over from my 'Star Flower Table Runner' where again the power of striped fabric rocked ! Just to digress a little I have just remembered that I used a striped fabric on the zig zag border of my 'Woodland Table Runner'
Back to my Scrappy Basket Quilt ! The piece I found in my scrap basket had been cut with the stripes running downwards, although to cut the fabric selvage to selvage the stripes were running crosswise. I tried both directions........... Which direction do you like ? I liked the downwards direction without a doubt but its always best to try everything first before making the final decision right ?...................
Stripes going downward
Stripes going crossways
Stripe fabric borders sewn onto basket blocks
I am loving making this scrap quilt, I love when the quilt design changes direction. Keeps me on my toes...........
You can find the Scrappy Baskets Quilt Pattern here
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The Humble Half Square Triangle unit is the basis for many great quilt blocks. Let me take you down memory lane, with some of pictures of my quilts, and tips on what I have learned so far. ( I am always learning, changing and trying out new things. )
The first method I learnt as a beginner quilter was the traditional method, sewing two triangles together to make a square unit. Read more....