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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It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.
There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles.
Here's how it works.
I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming.