This quilt is for my guild’s raffle next year. I was happy to quilt it and wanted to keep a more traditional feel to it to go with the Civil War era. The basket pattern is from the Farmer’s Wife book. By using the companion CD of patterns that works with Electric Quilt, we increased the size to an 8″ block quite easily. We designed the quilt to be queen size (89″ x 115″) and enough baskets for the whole guild to participate in making a block if they wished.
All the baskets & blocks were outlined, stitched-in-the-ditch, one of the hardest and slowest ways to quilt on a long-arm.
The wide border is quilted with a cabled feather design.
Showing the back of the quilt above & below.
The quilt is at another member’s home now as she puts on the binding. In the new year, the raffle ticket committee will take over for the rest of the raffle project. I’ll have tickets available sometime in February or March, depending on how the committee works. We have our part done… making the quilt in 2011!
Only the committee got a peak at the quilt so far as it was passed to the binder. Here is a bonus for the guild members that follow my site. 🙂
2 responses to “Civil War Reproduction Baskets”
Count me in for tickets!!! It’s gorgeous!!! :o)
I sure will! I’ll announce on the blogs and FB when I have some. I assume they will be the usual…. $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Thanks, dear one!