Pink Strippy Baskets Quilt Antique Inspired
Hello Dear Friends and Readers, welcome to todays post. You may recall some time back that I shared with you a way to use up all those little waste triangles, which, granted, you could just throw out, but my thoughts are, why would you? When some of the hard work has already been done – being, collecting an array of different fabrics and the fact that they are already cut! When you see them in a pile they look so pretty!
This was the post which used the little waste triangles called Little Beauty Scrappy Baskets in a Nine Patch. Click on the link for the details.
I have made quite a few of these blocks so today I am sharing how I am setting the blocks. One of the dilemmas of basket blocks is how to set them. As Basket Blocks are often constructed to be on their side, it lends itself to settting the blocks “On Point” so that they are the right way up. Of course this a purely individual choice. But that is what I decided to do.
Here is a beautiful example of a basket quilt from Q is For Quilter of the baskets lying on their side.
Antique and vintage quilts are always a source of interest, fascination and inspiration for me and this quilt is no exception. Many antique and vintage quilts have used bright pinks, which may not always seem like a intuitive colour to use, but I believe that the colour really gives a fabulous backdrop to the blocks. It makes them stand out. So that is why I decided to use it for this quilt top. I have cut pink setting triangles for this Pink Strippy Baskets Quilt Antique Inspired.
For the pink setting side triangles, cut 10” x 10” squares, then cut once on each diagonal , to reveal four setting triangles.
Sew a short side of a setting triangle to two opposing sides of each Little Beauty Scrappy Basket In a Nine Patch. Handle the triangle edges with care as they are cut on the bias. The long non bias side (hypotenuse) will be on the outside of the strip. Today i am constructing these units on a Singer 201K treadle. I just love using this machine.
Then these units can be joined in a strip. Make sure to nest the units well at the point of where the triangles and basket blocks intersect.
Here you can see my nice pile of basket blocks and pink setting triangles.
This is how they are coming along.
I’m going to off set the blocks like this.
The strips are growing, however, I am running out of pink I think!!! Just a little bit short.
I’m going back to my stash for a rummage. I hope I have a bit more pink left. I do not really want to go back to the shops.
I will let you know in the next instalment of this quilt top journey including the measurements for the finishing setting triangles.
Hope you are sewing today.
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