Friday, November 13, 2020

Basket Quilting and Walking . . . .

I finished quilting the center of my basket quilt and now it's time to move on to the borders. 

The front. . . 

. . . and back.

Initially I had marked a fan quilting pattern on all four sides of the border but by the time I had finished quilting the center the marks had pretty much faded. What to do?

Why not mark and quilt the borders from the back?

It's working really well! 

I had marked out my boundaries by following the quilted lines of the inner border on the front. 

This is how it looks on the front. You'd never know it was quilted from the back! 

Moving on or better yet walking on . . .

I am so into the RBG Run/Walk challenge! I committed to walking 87 miles by December 30th and have completed 44.18! 

I've been out and about in Lake Placid with awesome views of the Olympic Ski Jumps. . . 

 . . . an impressive estate . . . 

Cornell University's Uihlein Forest Maple Program facility . . .

. . . and the Luge Training Complex :)

Only 42 miles to go and counting!

I'll be back next week with my Deacon blocks. 

See you then!




Copyright 2020, Barbara Schaffer 



  1. Your walking is awesome..... and if there is no snow I know you will finish.

  2. Good for you with your walking challenge! And your hand quilting from the back side is very intriguing. Will have to remember that!:)

  3. Oooh i love your basket quilt. what a clever idea to quilt from the back. My stitches wouldn't be good enough. Your look fabulous
    Wow - great walking miles clocked.
    Love your photo of Lake Placid and the area.

  4. Your quilting is perfect both from the front and back. You have beautiful scenery to enjoy while clicking off the miles.

  5. Genius idea to mark the back. Your stitches are beautiful. That's a lot of walking - you are well on your way!

  6. Basket quilts are about my favorites, and this one is no exception. Your border fabric is luscious and perfectly suited for quilting from the back. Beautiful fabric, beautiful stitching! Hoping the snowstorms hold off while you complete your walking goal!

  7. Your basket quilt is beautiful and the fabric of the border is awesome !!!
    Great idea for the quilting !!

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  9. I just posted a photo on my facebook group of Janny's quilt and she quilted fans from the back as well! Why not?? Love your baskets!