Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mary Ellen's Scrap Basket: McCall's Quick Quilts Oct/Nov 2011

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My mom is the namesake for this quilt. The original quilt I made, after designing this very simple quilt, was made using fabrics by Moda. It was bright and cheerful, and the design reminded me of a basket weave. Besides, my mom loves to garden, and I thought of her clipping roses from her rose bushes and placing them in a basket to take inside and stick in a pretty vase!

The great thing about this quilt design is that no matter what fabrics you use, the design will look different each and every time! In this rendition, I used a lot of visually textured prints to lend a great amount of interest!

Image courtesy of McCall's Quick Quilts

On newsstands now, is the October/November 2011 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts magazine. See my "Mary Ellen's Basket" quilt pattern (called Mary Ellen's Scrap Basket), where I used Tonga batiks from Timeless Treasures.