This morning I am introducing another new pattern...yay!!!
I love basket quilts and
I have designed many and made several over the years...
and I just had to do another one with my latest line...
Because this line celebrates embroidery...
I was inspired by the many vintage embroidery patterns with baskets of flowers.
Take a look at my quilty version...
9 baskets...each holding a polka dot posy...
and a posy block in each intersection:-)
The baskets are are rotary cut and machine pieced...
using my easy corner triangle method that you all know so well by now!
The sashings are cut from a
Polka Dot Stitches Rolie Polie with
1 1/2" "words" strips in the middle.
(at Riley Blake, we call 2 1/2" strips Rolie Polie's and
we call the 5" and 10" pre-cut squares "stackers")
The border consists of 5" squares and
"words" in gray for the easy corner triangles...
The posy block consists of a pieced background including the stem...
And the posie and leaves are sewn with a
super easy machine appliquéd method...
and at the center of each posy is a yo-yo!
The circle and yo-yo pillow pattern is also included...
As well as the instructions for the basket pillow.
Both pillows are made from leftover bits from making the quilt:-)
All posies and leaves are cut from these 3 designer cloth circles in my
Polka Dot Stitches line...
the circles are 2 1/2" round in real size.
I used all of the circles for flowers and yo-yo's...
I used the gray and green designer cloth for the leaves.
Each circle on the cloth consists of a print from the line on a
smaller scale and in different colors...
I even included some designs from my
Sew Cherry line in a smaller scale too!
60" x 60"
by Lori Holt
Bee in my Bonnet
The pillows are fun and the quilt is a nice size for a wallhanging...
a lap quilt...a crib quilt...
or folded on the back of a sofa or chair.
(I always layer lots of quilts in each room of my cottage
for a cozy quilty home...and I'm sure you do too!)
I used 5 solid colors to make the baskets.
2 of the solid's that I used are Jade (green) and Daisy (yellow)...
and are not included in my
Polka Dot Stitches line but go with it very nicely because I like to use the same pantones in all of my lines.
(included in Polka Dot Stitches are the red, aqua and pewter gray)
As you know...I always use solids in my quilt designs.
I love the way that they go with the prints and give the eye a rest....don't you?
For those of you who have been asking...
here is a list of the
in the order of my photo...
that I have used with
ALL of my fabric lines so far;
Clean White C100-01
Lt. Gray C100-05
Pewter Gray C100-12
Teddy Bear C100-22
(not much difference between these
two aqua's so either will work)
Bear Lake C100-34
Ocean Blue C100-36
Hot Pink C100-85
I hope you find this list helpful.
I have been thinking about offering a
Fat Quarter bundle of these
"Bee in my Bonnet"
solids in my new etsy shop
so that you can use them when playing with any of my fabric and patterns...
please let me know what you think?
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that you will have a quilty kind of day!!!