Monday, February 23, 2015

Celtic Basketweave

 One of my favorite quilting magazines is Machine Quilting Unlimited!  Every month it is full of wonderful quilting ideas.  The articles are always informative and educational.  

This issue had a great article by Kay Bell on how to accomplish a Celtic basketweave quilting pattern.  I was so taken by the pictured quilt I immediately pulled out my graph paper and started playing!  I had told myself I would work on a UFO before I started another project....this one just had to happen!

I had the pattern drawn out on my graph paper, but I needed to be able to mark it on my fabric.  My light box is too small (I was thinking I should have scavenged onto an Xray view box at work after we converted to digital films).  Then is struck me!  Sitting in my living room was this gigantic light box.  Move a few things, put an Ott Light underneath, voila!  instant light box!

Here is my finished sample.  The top and backing were from my stash, as well as the battings.  I used a layer of Quilters Dream Cotton and a layer of Quilters Dream Wool.  I had never done a double batting before; I am impressed with the look.  Definitely going to do this in the future with my wall quilts.  The binding will have to wait a bit.  Yes, now I have another UFO!


  1. I've been wanting to learn the basketweave. Can't wait for my magazine to come. You did a great job on this!

  2. Maggie, Your sample is beautiful!


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