Welcome and thank you for visiting with me on the Day 5 tour of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks designers blog tour! And thank you to Quiltmaker for organizing such a fun event that brings all of us together in our shared love of quilting! The block I designed for Volume 5 is Bittersweet Basket #414.
I was thinking of Fall when I designed this block. I had been wanting to design a basket based on antique gathering baskets that are constructed of wooden slats bound with wire. And this block was just perfect for using one of my favorite color combinations - yellow, purple, green and red.
Here are a few quilt layout ideas for Bittersweet Basket:
|Blocks set with chain of squares sashing.|
|Bittersweet Basket blocks combined with pieced star blocks.|
For a very different color scheme, when you get your copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 5, be sure to take a look at the quilt made by Joanna Simpson, "Perennial Posies". Wow! You'll find it on page 87 in the Tester's Gallery. Joanna combines Bittersweet Basket with four other blocks from the issue for a very stunning quilt!
In keeping with the Fall theme, I have a new wool applique pattern to show you that is just out ... "Black Cat Table Rug", pictured below!
Please leave a comment below by Sat., May 5 midnight (MST) for a chance to win a free copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5 or a free copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5 and my "Black Cat Table Rug" wool applique pattern. In the comment section, please let me know what kinds of projects you like to make for the Fall Season!
And for another chance to win a free copy of the magazine and pattern, you can comment on my Facebook page as well!
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Thank you for visiting and have fun on the rest of your Blog Tour!
Until next time,