Friday, February 22, 2019

Dust off a quilt book Blog hop Basket weave quilt

Dust off a quilt book blog hop 

Are you having fun so far?
It's the last day of the "dust off a quilt book" blog hop and I put my quilt on the last day :)
I had a lot of time to think about what book and pattern I should use and finally narrowed it down
 I really don't have THAT many quilt books, here's it's around half a shelf! BUT most of them I've just collected or maybe just made ONE thing from the book.
So I was determined to sort which books I hadn't touched at all (well other than to look in them)
(sorry the picture of it is so grainy, I thought I could just back up on google pics and then save to my computer, not thinking that the resolution is bad!) anyways, it's a quilt collection book!
So I looked thru it and took some pics

 I really liked all of them, but then it came down to yardage!
 I looked at this basket weave quilt and then I decided to make the quilt smaller and use a jelly roll!

I had this floral rainbow strip set from connecting threads and I thought that would be a cute basket weave quilt! it did have a few white floral strips but I took those out and instead the vertical "weaves" would just be solid white strips from yardage.

I first sewed the strips together into sets of 3 in the rainbow color way, well way rainbow way :)
I cut and calculated where to add white strips as the weaving and here's the top!
It now measures about 60" x 46" I think


I decided to quilt it with a clamshell template on the long arm.

 Here's a close up
and here's the finished quilt
 Because it was wider than 40" I used yardage but added this teal to make it longer and then in between to make it wider


I had a few of the rainbow strips leftover after I trimmed them so I made this little table topper from those scraps

I used a template too for this one but I forgot the name of it


here's a close up of it


and here's the back of it.
You might notice the binding is two prints, I used some of the "rejected" 2 1/2" strips from the quilt and used those for the binding instead.


I love bright colors! so festive!!


Have a look at the rest of the blog hop participants
Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing
Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts

Wednesday Feb 20th
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns

Have a look! 

23 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the simplicity of this rainbow quilt and the clamshell quilting motif gives it wonderful added movement.

Kathy S. said...

Fun quilt. The clamshell quilting on it is perfect -- and fast.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Lovely quilt!

The Joyful Quilter said...

OMG!! Just give that little topper to Ella and Barry to bring to me, Me, ME!!! It it SEW adorable. Also, WHY have I never thought to arrange my fabrics like you did in your large Hop quilt? That turned out amazingly well. LOVE it!!

Barb said...

What a fun quilt....I ordered some rulers a while back but have yet to use them.....thanks for such a fun blog hop

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the rainbow quilt. The spark of white gives the quilt a shine. That table topper is adorable.

Carol said...

Great basket weave quilt with those pretty colors! I like the mini you did too, looking kind of like bargello. I've enjoyed seeing all the bloggers on this hop. Thanks for hosting and sharing!

Gene Black said...

I love the quilt, Bea. Your choice of making it a rainbow really adds to it.

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

I love the way you quilted the clamshell and the table topper is so cute!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

I love the way the clamshell quilting looks and your table topper is super cute!

Sharon Aurora said...

The clamshell quilting changes the whole look of it. Great job.

Shasta Matova said...

That is a pretty pattern and it turned out to be a great quilt. I haven't used rainbow colorways in a quilt and I think I should because they turn out so nice. Love the quilting design on the mini quilt.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love your quilt and the colors. Thanks so much for organizing this hop

Lori Smanski said...

thank you for the hop. i am having so much fun with so much inspiration flowing. i love your quilt, and those clam shell quilting is perfect. i love your table topper too. and the quilting reminds me of conversation bubbles. thank you for sharing today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Angie&Gary Short said...

Beautiful quilt and table topper! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your weekend! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Farm Quilter said...

Two great quilts!! I like the idea of taking scraps and creating a topper!!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Very creative Rainbow quilt and mini quilt too. Good use of strips.

Calicojoan said...

Fun find! Love those bright colors. Thanks for a fun hop!

tink's mom said...

What a great quilt. Bright and cheery and simple. What more could you ask for.

Emily said...

Fun! And the clam shell quilting looks fantastic in those rows!!! This was such a great idea as a blog hop theme!!

Theresa said...

Pretty rainbow quilts.

Quilter Kathy said...

What an awesome quilt made from a jelly roll! I love it!

Leanne Parsons said...

Beautiful! I love the bright, happy colours too :) Thanks again for hosting the hop!