As I walk through my house searching for anything mauve or purple, I realize I don’t own a thing.  Maybe that’s why this quilt has been so much fun.  The colors are a refreshing change for me.

APQ I added two little birds to my applique basket.  They seem to go with the vintage feel of the quilt.

APQ applique

APQ BirdAnd then I added a border…a purple one!

APQ Border

Borders are the hardest part of a quilt for me.  I debate over what fabric to use until I drive myself crazy.

This print looked too large,

Border and this one too small.

Border 2 I ended up picking this one…the scale is good and I love the print.


My quilt is finally at the quilter and it’s such a good feeling!

If you’d like to add the applique block to your quilt, you’ll find the pattern below:

Spring Basket Block

The fabric I used is called Plum Sweet by Blackbird Designs.  The bundles are just arriving at quilt stores now and the yardage will ship in March.  I’ll show you the finished quilt after it’s quilted and bound!

Be sure and visit the Flickr group to get inspired!


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