Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4-Patch Baskets and Morning Glories

I can check off #7 on my '17 in 2017' list. Patch Baskets top is finished! 

I started making these blocks last year so it feels really good to have the top done. 

I made a total of nine blocks with various backgrounds but placement was dictated by which basket corners lined up with the ones in the neighboring blocks. If one was a little off it got moved to the outer edge. The finished blocks are 12-3/4" square. 

I had purchased 5 yards of this fabric when our local quilt shop went out of business last year. A bargain at $3/yd!

Lucky for me it worked out nicely for the border. There were 4 large floral stripes per width with enough blue in between to cut them apart evenly.


I left the tiny stripe on for the inner border and mitered the corners. Not sure where I'll trim the outer edge to when it's time to do the binding but it is done for now and will be added to the quilting queue :)


Remembering Natalie (1940-2001) on March 27th

Natalie had quite a collection of morning glory fabrics hoping to someday make this quilt . . . 


. . . but in 2002 Rachel, Rita and I made two small quilts for her daughters in memory of our dear friend :)

Check back with me on Friday when I'll be posting my Year of the Rooster challenge quilt and linking up with Lori at Humble Quilts.

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer


  1. I adore this quilt! I just love the scrappiness of the baskets and that border is sensational! Those little quilts are a wonderful gift for your friend's daughters. It's the little things in life that are so important!

  2. What a great finish! The border fabric is perfect to surround those awesome baskets. I loved hearing how you determined the placement. A great solution,

  3. A really beautiful quilt! Scrappy in a controlled way with a fabulous border. Love it!

  4. You've had a great idea to buy this fabric ! It matches with your amazing baskets top !! Congratulations for this great finish !
    Those two little quilts is a lovely tribute to your friend...

  5. Wow! Love how the border picks up all of those tiny scraps in the baskets! Perfect!

  6. Love the baskets. Nice to see our morning glory quilts. Remembering Natalie, too.

  7. Love those scrappy baskets. I am drawn to basket blocks on quilts.

  8. Your baskets are wonderful. Marie at Quilt Bee made some a year or so ago and I fell in love with them. I have the bottom of one made but have to take time to figure out the angles and sizes for the sides and top of the basket. One of these days I'll get to it, and make a few more, too.

    I noticed in your profile that you're also interested in genealogy/family history. Do you also have a gen. blog?

  9. I love that basket block and your quilt is outstanding! That border is perfect!
    Lovely quilts to remember your friend.

  10. I wish I had met Natalie. What lovely quilts you made with Rachael.
    Your basket quilt is wonderful - love that border print. Wow and the corners are perfection! great quilt Barb

  11. I cherish my morning glory quilt. A fitting tribute to a mother I miss every you and Rachel.

    1. We have so many fond memories of your mom. Thank you for leaving such a touching comment. I'm all teary-eyed. Hope to see you tomorrow night :)