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
How to press a Flying Geese Border ? This is the question I was asked so I have done my best to answer as it is not exactly what you might be expecting to see. Read more to see how I pressed the seams to get nice flat intersections.
Making four Flying Geese units at a time is a great time saver, and a wonderful method. I love to oversize the units and trim them down to the correct size for perfect blocks. Read how I go about making these versatile units that I use in almost every quilt I make.