Wednesday, March 14, 2012

42 baskets...red and white!!




Hi Y'all! Well, I just really wanted to make a red and white quilt too...and really liked the basket block! So I designed this block...rotary cut, chain pieced...super quick and fun! Of course, the basket handles all need to be hand appliqued down. Insomnia work, that!!
I need your help, though...how do I set these together? On point, as picture number one? All facing one direction, straight set, as number two? or alternating rows, as in the third picture? Or with alternate squares, or sashing?
I would love to know your opinion!!
Have a great day, everyone!!
Julie

63 comments:

Nancy said...

I like the baskets on point.

regan said...

I like on point, too! These are so beautiful! It's going to be really great!

Nicky said...

Love the traditional on point but also option three!

~ Julie ~ said...

I'm liking the on point, too! :)

Jill said...

I like #1 and #2, but I googled "basket quilt images" and found some other great setting ideas as well. Good luck on making your decision, if would be a tough one for me.

Daisy said...

I like the on point setting.
It is just a beautiful quilt.

Kaaren said...

Simply awesome, Julie. I love two color quilts, especially red and white ones.

I like the baskets on point as well and if it were mine, I wouldn't add sashing. It's going to be gorgeous when it's finished.

Great job and thatnks for sharing.

Caron Mosey - Michigan Quilts! said...

What about on point with a narrow white sashing and red cornerstone at the intersections?

Linda said...

JUST GORGEOUS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Quilt Hollow said...

I vote on point. Love the red & white btw!

Cheryl said...

I like either on point or alternate rows. Very pretty.

Furball Farm Quilting said...

On point, it looks traditional that way.

Elyte said...

Julie each setting has it's own charm. Tough decision.
Maybe the first picture?
I love them all.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful quilt and oh so much work! I too like the baskets on points. Love anything red & white. Have a great week.

Lois Arnold said...

You are so fast! Love, love, love the red baskets. I like them either on point or if the right side baskets lean to the left and the left side lean to the right rather than all the same direction or leaning by row. Some antique quilts are done that way. They'lll be beautiful no matter which you choose!

mariebeers said...

On Point--no sashing or borders, just red binding. Great Job!!

Jan said...

I like the on-point setting best. The baskets are beautiful.

KaHolly said...

Stunning!! You have a lot of suggestions to consider! Know you'll choose just the perfect one and make it work beautifully.

Merilyn said...

I'd probably go with the blocks on-point!! It's going to look great!!!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I like on point as well.

Vicki said...

Wow, Julie! They look GREAT!! I vote for the on-point...they look most natural there! Great inspirational work!

Loris said...

My vote goes for the on point arrangement. I like the idea of sashing too. Good luck deciding. It's going to be beautiful either way!

Shari said...

The consensus seems to be on-point, but do what makes you happy. Love your basket block. Very nice.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Love your festive red and white baskets. I think I like the on-point setting the best.

Deb said...

I really like the baskets set on point.

Kimme said...

On point Julie. Love the red and white it never gets tired :-)

quiltgrammy said...

Beautiful, I like the on point setting!!

QuiltingLawyer said...

I like the alternate rows the best.

Karen said...

Nothing better than red and white together.

Paula said...

WOW! That is awesome. I like on point the best.

Potpourri said...

On point. This setting showcases the beautiful blocks. It is stunning.

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful red baskets! I like the first layout on pointe!

Wendy said...

Oh my I love the red and white baskets. On point is always interesting to me.

Janet O. said...

I'll vote with the crowd--on point. If you want a larger quilt then I would use sashing the same as the background color. I think the red cornerstone idea might be fun, too.

AnnieO said...

OH! I like the alternating rows, so jaunty and fun. Otherwise I think the block on block setting is more modern looking whereas sashing would be more traditional--what are YOU feeling?

Supergoof said...

OMG why did I come over to see this,....
It's STUNNING!!!!!!
I like them on the point most.
I'm in love,.....
;o)

Leeanne said...

I like on point

Donna said...

Definitely on point! Very nice job...you should be proud!

loulee said...

I vote for number one!!

Helen in the UK said...

Love basket blocks, love red so this is right up my street!! I'd go for alternating rows. As to whether to sash, might depend on how big you want/need the finished quilt to be :)

Debi said...

Really love the baskets and red/white is beautiful. I really like them set on point.

*karendianne. said...

How totally awesome!!!! Yeah. I'm an "on point" girl myself. That's just the standard around this house but I know you'll do whatever magical wonderment feels best for you!!!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Beautiful! What's not to love about a red and white quilt ... especially and red and white basket quilt!

I too vote for on point ... but I'm an on-point kind of gal! ;-)

Nancy said...

I choose the on point setting.

Mary said...

I love the alternating rows. They remind me of happy dancing baskets! But you know I'm weird that way!

Hey, where do you find the time to do so much peicing? I barely have my snail's trail finished, and boom! You have a couple of more tops done! You are the quilting queen, I swear!

Well, I'm off to sleep, then back to work on my quilt. I'm off for a couple, and I'm NOT ANSWERING MY PHONE!!! Last night I was charge with 2 pts. The other nurse was tripled. I'm done!

Lori said...

I like the top two sets, but I know whatever you choose will be a winner!!

Lori said...

I like the top two sets, but I know whatever you choose will be a winner!!

Barb said...

I love love baskets and this is just such a fun quilt. I love the first picture.

McIrish Annie said...

wow@! we sure do have a lot of opinions! LOL. I like the third pic but would like to see red sashings to break up the white. I love the traditional on point but think the third is a nice twist on that.

Sallie said...

I like on point the best, too.

Finn said...

Really gorgeous baskets, and the perfect place for tiskets and taskets!
However you set them will be awesome, good job! Hugs, Finnie

Libby said...

How about in quadrants with handles pointing to their respective corners? Helpful, probably not . . . . just a thought *s*

Cindy N. said...

I like on point and alternating. I think he alternating ones kind of look like they are dancing or swaying....beautiful any way you chose :)

Kristie said...

Those are beautiful! I am always amazed at what you have going on. I just love red and white quilts.
Kristie

sophie said...

A lot of antique basket quilts are like your #2, if all the blocks on the left side were flipped, so bat be left side was a mirror image of the right.

I love basket blocks and think whatever setting you choose will be lovely.

Karen said...

On point look so much better!!!

Teresa said...

I like basket layout #3 - but they are all great and will make a nice quilt.

Floss said...

I like them on point the mot, but all choices look good.

ladydi said...

On point is beautiful!

Rose Marie said...

Love 1 and 3 .... what would they look like with sashing?

O'faigh said...

Hi Julie, I like the baskets on point.....Hugs O'faigh

Dianne said...

"On point" for sure.

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