Going to Market Flimsy Finish

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Last weekend I was able to have some solid sewing time and work on my basket quilt.

I saved the little baskets to work on last and they went together so fast and were so fun. It was definitely the way to go for me, saving the best for last.
Sometimes sewing pieces together to finish a quilt can be tedious, but not this quilt. I had a great time piecing the parts together. Maybe because it wasn't row by row but the baskets are put together in units and then the units sewn together. I like this idea so much that I may use the unit concept for one of my own future patterns.
I needed to move onto other projects so I decided not to piece a piano key boarder but used my Michael Miller stripe to create a pieced boarder look. I was happy with the final results and now I can't wait to get it quilted. I'm not sure what direction to give the quilter but I think the flimsy needs dense quilting.

I really enjoyed this quilt and I highly recommend it to you if you are thinking about making it. The directions are a little odd so I'm glad I took a class to start it. Some of the handles were time consuming but it came together well. Amy is working on her own version. Amy's is going to be fabulous. I love her fabrics!

-nanette
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44 comments

Sandy said...

Wow...what a fun quilt, love the colors!

Fiesta said...

Nanette you did a beautiful job on this. I wanted to make it at first but I prefer applique so I am enjoying yours.

SueWis said...

This turned out really cute! I can see how it would be fun to piece together, something different than the usual rows.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Looks like you had a GREAT weekend Nanette! That's a cute, cute quilt!!!

belinda said...

I like the direction you chose....light, bright and the stripe handles are BEST!!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh Nanette! I LOVE this so much.

Darlene said...

Oh Nanette I love, love, love your Market Baskets. I need to find this pattern and the black/white stripes fabric. It's perfect in those fabrics.

amy smart said...

Nanette, This is so wonderful! I can't wait to see it all quilted. That border is PERFECT! I love the stripe!

SarahVee said...

I love your flimsy! I think that fabulous stripe fabric works great for the border. Congrats on getting it done!

Sherri said...

I LOVE your quilt...saw it on Nedra's blog and just really want to make it now..maybe you can show me the handle method when we get together at Nedra's?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Very cute!!! Love basket quilts and that one is awesome.

Pat said...

Your basket quilt is wonderful. I love the border with that striped fabric, too.

Jeanie said...

Darling! Love the "sugar" basket!

Stephanie said...

I really like how you place the golden sugar fabric. What a great quilt.

Julie said...

I love quilt patterns that come in units. For some reason, they seem to come together faster. Your quilt is fabulous. Have a sun-shiney day. Julie

calicodaisy said...

Nanette: Very cute! I like the stripey fabric you've matched with it. -- michele

Pam said...

Too cute!!!

Jeannette said...

I love it! I am not usually into baskets but this one is sweet!

Kim D. said...

Great job, I like the black & white basket handles, just adorable. I understand completely about the border, sometimes we just need to get it finished and put it behind us. LOL Thanks for sharing Amy's version with us, gotta love those Kaffe fabrics.

Sinta Renee said...

I loooove the Gone To Market quilt! Yours is just adorable! Wow, it seems like it was somewhat fast to do! I can't believe that you have it all together... it makes me want to stop everything and get working on mine! Great inspriation/thank you!

Diana and Laura said...

Hi Nanette - We love your version of our pattern. Thank you so much for including it on your blog. As a result, we have had lots of interest in the pattern. Many thanks, Laura & Diana of From Me to You patterns

kpaints said...

That looks like so much fun! I like when you can work on units as well, it just seems to go faster and it's a lot of fun, right?

flora said...

way cute. good job!

Vicki said...

so cute and springy!

Jen in NY said...

Nanette, your quilt top is so, so lovely. I adore your baskets, they are so YOU! And the stripe border next to the polka dots is perfection. I love it!

Lori Holt said...

Again...I heart that basket quilt!
I will be making one of my own for sure.
I'm so glad that you got some good sewing time in. I'm hoping for some in a couple of weeks:)

The Quilt Buddy said...

You baskets are gorgeous! I love how the black brings out all of the other colors. Good job.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

LOVE it! ;o) ooxx`jod

the Material Girls Quilts said...

I love it!! I have always wanted a basket quilt. You have inspired me. It looks great!!
Nadine

lifeinredshoes said...

When you posted a few teasers about this quilt I wasn't quite sure, but I love it!

Janet said...

I love it! I will keep this pattern in mind, what a great quilt. I love a good stripe and it suits the quilt. Can't wait to see it quilted, I'm off to see Amy now.

Rumi said...

Darling quilt!

Kim Walus said...

I just love baskets so loving this quilt is extra easy.vOh, how I would die to have the time to make this quilt. So wonderful!!! Love the border too!

Cathi said...

Your basket quilt top is adorable!

sallgood said...

This is such a cute quilt! I love your striped handles so much!!

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

It's beautiful! I love your fabric choices and I especially love the Sugar fabric!! Way to go - you did a fabulous job! xo, The Other Nanette

alobsiger said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT, Nanette! Fantastic! Guess what I discovered when I was laying mine out the other day?! THAT I DIDN'T MAKE ENOUGH SMALL BASKETS. aieeeeeee. Good thing it was the small ones. I must have looked at the number of medium sized baskets and thought I was done with the little ones. Oh well. Nearly done. I can't wait to lay it out and sew it together. Love yours!

Christine said...

Adorable ... look forward to seeing it quilted. Love the 'scrappy' look with so many lovely fabrics.

MichelleB said...

It's fabulous Nanette! I love it.

Carrie P. said...

Fabulous and I love those stripe handles.

Muddling Through said...

It really looks great Nanette! Your multitudinous (that is a word, isn't it?) fabric choices are what make it so pretty!

em's scrapbag said...

This is a great quilt. The stiped handles and border are just perfect together and Ilove all the fabircs you used.

pratima said...

Nanette, this is Awesome!!! It reminds me that nothing could be cuter than a scrappy quilt!
I love your idea of using the stripes for the border :)

Momoo said...

WOW!!! Love your quilt top. All the baskets came together beautifully.