I'm so excited the day has finally arrived to show you the baskets I made for the liberated medallion quilt along. Plus we've been given the challenge for the next step. More about that later...
If you hop over to Humble Quilts there's a link party wherein you'll be able to see the variety of baskets that have been made for this quilt along. So far most fall into what I would call a country or primitive style. But not all! Mine don't clearly fit into that category either. ;- )
There's been a lot of applique happening to make the various basket blocks. I don't applique (except under duress) so of course my baskets are pieced. I also chose to make two so I would have a rectangular format for my eventual-quilt.
Or maybe I just had so much fun making the first one that I made a second one to go with it! (If you're going to piece one basket block you may as well piece two.) My baskets are filled with roses. They were fussy cut from a skull and roses print. Now you may have a clue as to the choice of bats for the background of my blocks.
The challenge that has been given us for the next month is to think on our childhoods, or on childhood in general, and use that to direct our design decisions for the first border around our baskets. I truly hadn't anticipated that curve ball. But now that I think about it, my goal when I selected the skull and roses print and then the bats was to allow my inner child to finally play with these prints that bring a smile to my face. They tickle my funny bone, they make me happy. I'm not quite sure how that will manifest in the next round but I'm looking forward to finding out! :- )