This is a challenge quilt set by my Canberra quilters row by row challenge 2019. A set of ingredients are decided by the group and the group members then set out to design their very own quilt. The ingredients are set around Colour, Shape and Motif.
I use my EQ 8 for designing my quilts. With a lot of playing around in my EQ 8, I have finally settled on my design as shown in image 5. The design started with choosing a block. I have always wanted to work on a basket block so I have chosen this basket block (image 1) to feature in my quilt.
To make the basket interesting I am going to use hexagons to make the base of the basket. I am also trying to use my printed white/grey fabric from my stash (Image 2), which will be appropriate as background fabric for the basket block.
Image 3 are my first thoughts on the design, but I was not very happy as it looks quite dull. So I played around with the colours and decided to make each baskets a different colour and make the background colour for the quilt a little vibrant (see image 4). But again I felt the that the background blocks looked very bland, so then I decided to remove the flowers from the baskets and instead do an applique floral motif in the middle of the plain blocks (see image 5).
This was a very pleasant surprise for me as the baskets started to look quilt pretty on their own and with the applique flowers in the negative space gave the design a fresh look.
Rashida is a hobbyist quilter and loves to blog about quilting projects to inspire other quilters to make their own unique beautiful quilts. She loves being part of the online quilting community as this was the key, to her own growth as a quilter and quilt designer.