Blackbird Basket Weave- finished quilt

This commission has been in the works forever!  My client wanted a quilt that was mauve and sage green, which aren’t my usual colors.  When I have a commission, I always want to put quilts out there that I love, and so that I can stand behind them knowing I did my best work.  When this quilt came along, I knew I had to find a way to make mauve and sage green work with my somewhat modern aesthetic.

I finally found fabric that I knew would work for this quilt–Garden Party by Blackbird Designs.  The fabric was a jellyroll and a piece of yardage, so I had to find a way to turn it into something queen size.  I chose the pattern called Basket Case, and then I built out my borders.  (Side note: Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew writes a great pattern— and I’m VERY critical since 75% of the patterns I read are so poorly written.)

But my favorite part of the quilt is the back.  Yes, definitely the back.

Now I have to figure out how to make a king size double wedding ring using the colors red, blue, green, and yellow work for me.  That’s going to be an even bigger challenge!  Suggestions welcome.


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5 Responses to Blackbird Basket Weave- finished quilt

  1. Suzanne says:

    Very striking contrast with the back flipped over to the front. I do like the pattern!

    • Ellen says:

      Your work is beautiful, Danielle, and I always love your floral borders . I think your upcoming double wedding ring in the colors you mentioned could be all about the fabrics…maybe some bold prints combined with some solids?

  2. Tracy95 says:

    You totally rocked this! I love it!

  3. Melissa says:

    This is gorgeous! Congratulations!

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