Sampler Quilt: Basket pt.1A

This post is about selecting colors and should have been posted after part 1 of the Basket tutorial. I didn’t think of it until I was almost done with Basket tutorial part 2. C’est la vie.

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I ended up wanting the fabric choices to be similar to the EQ rendering. May seem lame or small minded, but it is what it is.

Stitch Blue
Stitch Blue

The above is fabric I used for the other half of the HSTs. I wanted to match that fabric, but it didn’t work. The stitch fabric blends into the background too much, so I had to figure something else out.

Snowflake Handle
Snowflake Handle

The above snowflake fabric is good, but I was concerned that the snowflake fabric might look too Christmasy.

Completed Basket Block
Completed Basket Block

The above fabric selection is what I finally decided upon. The stripe is good, because it is a different motif than any of the others already in the block. The white also stands out a bit from the blues. If I had used a blue with a white dot like the EQ rendering then one of the others might have been ok, but this stripe works well.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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