Thursday, May 12, 2016

An Interesting Solution

A Basketful of Taupe

A couple days ago I was dithering over what to do with the pile of 1-1/2" strips -- mostly yellow and green with a little purple thrown in -- that I had uncovered in the Big Reorganization Project (BRP).

They're not taupe, not even close, but when I saw this quilt in A Basketful of Taupe by Kylie Irvine, I could see the possibilities.

OK, so I might want to make some basket blocks .... but all those alternate blocks are various combinations of mostly 1-1/2" strips and an occasional 2-1/2" piece.

I think I can piece stripsets of 4 to make most of the blocks. The baskets? I'll break out the fusible and have some fun. I think I can even find an appropriate frame fabric in my stash. Time to hit the machine!

Just what I need -- another new project. Good thing there's a retreat next week. It has occurred to me that since some of the strips are green, it will qualify for RSC16!!

Keep Calm
Scrap On!


  1. You can never go wrong with a basket quilt!
    (Sometimes I think it's like there's a prize for the one starting the most projects. I'm doing my best to stay in the top ten...)

  2. Very fun quilt and it will look great in the colors of your scraps.


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