One of my favorite pattern designers is Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew. Basket Case is a great pattern and I have used it twice to make two distinctly different quilts.
The first version was made as a display quilt for a local quilt shop. I would provide a link for her shop but it has since closed and I miss it! The Jelly Roll was Freebird by Momo by Moda and I used white muslin for the background fabric. The bright colors in the jelly roll worked great in this pattern and it was a very popular quilt in the shop.
I was in Oregon this summer for my niece’s wedding and when I returned, I wanted to make a thank you quilt/hostess gift for the family that opened their home to my mother, my cousin and me. Shirley is an artist and her home was filled with beautiful original art. The colors and decor seemed to lend itself very well to a batik quilt in blues, purples & turquoise. I thought about Basket Case but wasn’t sure if it would play well in batiks plus I didn’t want to use cream or white as the background color. But I took the plunge and started with a Bali Pop and an ice blue solid and my Basket Case pattern. There is a bit of cutting in this pattern and you definitely need to follow the directions carefully in order to get the woven effect but the attention to detail is well worth the effort.
The image in my head said it would work even though the sample quilts on the pattern and the earlier one I made were completely different than my vision for this quilt. The result is amazing. My friend Heidi from Rocky Mountain Quilting did the long arm quilting using a purply varigated thread that looks great. Heidi even uses the Freebird version on her website! I am putting a personalized label on it tonight and shipping it out tomorrow! I hope you like the results as much as I do. And more importantly, I hope Shirley and Don like it
Have you ever used the same pattern for two very different quilts? I would love to hear about your efforts. I have also linked this post to Quilt Story for their Fabric Tuesday.
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