Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Custom Baskets

Well, this one was certainly out-of-the-box for me.

I am so comfortable with doing pantos, that I hardly ever quilt from the front of the machine. I decided to try some of the skills I learned at MQS on Mary's basket quilt, and although I need lots of practice, it looks pretty good.

Continuous curves in the blocks and the larger ones have a loop. I’m not sure what the swirls in the sashing are called. The outer borders have a loopy meander and the black background of the basket blocks have a smaller loopy meander.

I used PermaCore Old Gold and Superior Monopoly smoke threads, and Warm and Natural batting.


marilyn said...

quilting looks really good! I only do freemotion quilting because the pantos are so expensive but I haven't figured out how to do an individual block like that. I just go all over the quilt, drawing doodles :)

I love how you tell us what thread and batting you use. That is really helpful to a new quilter like me.
I enjoy your blog.

Gari in AL said...

And today I did my first panto: feel much more comfortable on the other side of the machine. lol

Bonnie said...

My pantos are coming along nicely too. But, I can do a decent meander. So, how did you get the little loopies the same size? I assume you used a l circle to get the soft curves on there. I need to keep practicing! B.