|First two "Market Basket" blocks--12" each|
|my first basket quilt in 1998|
This quilt will be quite different from the first basket quilt I made in 1998, as a beginning quilter. DD2 had hardly worn but outgrew a pretty green/pink floral blouse and skirt set I'd sewn it for her, and I had quite a bit of yardage left. In a magazine I saw a picture of a basket quilt, using floral fabric to fill the baskets, and that was the inspiration for this one. (Poor photo -- this is a photo of a photo album page.)
I guess DD2 has the quilt in her home. I haven't seen it for some time.
|65 x 85" finished top--ready to be quilted|
A suggestion from Frances was that I think about a famous garden. Only one came to mind. Our trip to Germany in 2011 to visit DS and his family included one day at Schwetzingen Castle. The flowers and plantings were wonderful and organized, including a variety of greens, pinks, yellows, and purples. (I'll ignore the orange in the quilt top. The similarity is close enough.)
One VIP (our granddaughter Maddie) reminded me how much I like roundabouts. She could see roundabouts in grandma's quilt, so I think the final name will be "Schwetzingen Roundabouts." When I give away this quilt, along with the care instructions, I'll be sure to include an explanation of its name.