An August Top

Basket Case Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew_thumb[1]
I sewed this top up yesterday and we took it out on a bike ride this morning to photograph.  The sun was bright as you can see!   I’m really happy with how this quilt came together…instead of all white background squares I made 7 blocks with a light gray background to mix it up a bit.  The colors are all soft and muted except for some bright pops of  orange, navy, and green.
An August Quilt Top_thumb[1]
The trickiest part of this quilt is matching the seams in the end…and the seams don’t nest or lock…so I pin the seams as I sew to help them match up a bit better.
Basket Case Block_thumb[1]


The fabrics are a wide variety from my stash, and the pattern is Basket Case.  I modified the pattern a bit as mentioned at the bottom of my last post.
And if you weren’t already feeling a little fall in the air:
we’ve got a little (or a lot) of orange in the garden already!

38 Responses to An August Top

  1. Grandmasewnsew August 20, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    Love that quilt, especially your use of the gray blocks!
    Am admiring your pumpkins too. What state do you live in? Can't seem to find it mentioned on your site although I've been following you via RSS feed for quite awhile, I can't remember.
    Thank you for all your inspiration.

  2. Jayme August 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    love it!!!

  3. Carie August 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

    Wow – pumpkins already! There's a hint of autumn about the quilt too – lovely lovely colour, and the grey just gives it a bit of extra depth.

  4. Marjorie's Busy Corner August 21, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    Beautiful quilt!!

  5. Michelle Jensen August 21, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    Hi Alison! I love this quilt. I saw it in my blog pic roll and I had to click over and tell you how cute it is :)!!

  6. Missy Shay August 21, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    I love that pattern! I can't wait to buy a house so I can plant pumpkins!

  7. Malini August 21, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    Beautiful quilt!

    Love the pumpkins!

  8. Betty Lou August 21, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    Love it——one of your best.

  9. Tessa August 21, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    Love it, brought the pattern, hopefully will
    Make it soon

  10. CJ August 21, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    So is the pattern FOR sale or ON sale?? I am not finding a post with sale information. LOVE this summery breezy quilt!!
    So if this is the AUGUST quilt have you made a MONTHLY quilt this year and I just haven't noticed??

  11. Susie August 21, 2013 at 3:46 am #

    Such a lovely quilt with very pretty colours

  12. Susie August 21, 2013 at 3:46 am #

    Such a lovely quilt with very pretty colours

  13. Jacqueline August 21, 2013 at 4:17 am #

    I'm in the southern hemisphere and we're waiting for that first glimmer of Spring in the air!

  14. Judith Blinkenberg August 21, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    I am very fortunate to own this pattern. I am waiting for your new line of fabric and will make a quilt with one of your patterns.

  15. Carla August 21, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    Another winner! Love it

  16. Vicki August 21, 2013 at 6:13 am #

    Oh Allison….this is another beautiful quilt top! Congrats on this finish.

  17. Schulz Family August 21, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    i can't believe that you did that so quickly. Amazing and it is gorgeous

  18. allison August 21, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    I just couldn't come up with a better name CJ….I can sew them but I sure can't name them! So no monthly quilts for me! ;)

  19. Sarah @ FairyFace Designs August 21, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    It's so lovely! The grey background mixed in with the white works so well.

  20. Loop D Loop August 21, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    Wow. Absolutely beautiful! You're inspiring to read. Time to get my sewing machine fixed and give it a try.

  21. kathy-o August 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Super cute – LOVE that pop of orange, navy & green. Wish my pumpkins would do something….the blossoms just sit there!

  22. Carol Hopper August 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    The quilt looks fantastic. Great work.

  23. Anne August 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Nice colors and I like the gray addition. This is my favorite of all your patterns.

  24. Stuff I Do August 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    I love the way it shows such dimension. Love the fabrics too.

  25. Tania August 22, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    Hi Alison, I love your quilt top, so pretty and fresh. The few blocks with the grey background set it all off so well. Really lovely…

  26. Brenda August 22, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    I recognize several of the fabrics you used—I bought several prints in orange and turquoise to make your "Road Trip" quilt. My plan is to make two of them—one for Margaret's Hope Chest, and one for my gift closet—I work with several young women who are trying to have babies right now, so I picture a whirl of baby showers in the near future. Your quilt is beautiful.

  27. MaterialGirlQuilts August 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the colors you have chosen.

  28. Jan August 22, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Just beautiful!

    Did you really say you sewed this ALL in one day? This would take me months and months. HOW?

  29. Nita August 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    Very pretty!

  30. allison August 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    No way Jan! I sewed just the rows together all in one day…I don't have the attention span (or time!) to sew a whole quilt in one day! ;)

  31. I am Just One Mom August 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I like how you kept your elements for blocks stacked, that is a great lesson in a photo. Thank you. It turned out lovely
    — if I were a bit of that fabric I would be thrilled with myself;)

  32. Tammy August 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Itis beautiful. But so are those pumpkins.

  33. The Wearwithal August 24, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    So cute!

  34. SelahMel August 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Allison, your quilt is gorgeous, as always! Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. @pril August 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Very interesting how the lines look like the go under and over the others. Nice fabrics you chose too.

  36. Lisa Garrett-Bryan August 31, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    OMG I can't find the words to tell you how very impressed I am over this creation. You did Wonderful with a capitol W. Keep it up. I love your work.

  37. Laura G September 5, 2013 at 2:31 am #

    This is one of your best patterns .You know a pattern is great when you want to make it again and you can envision it in many fabrics. I just made it with Happy Go Lucky for our local shop and it is adorable.Thanks for sharing.

  38. Live a Colorful Life September 6, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    I love all of your patterns. Every.Single.One. And looking at "Scout" in my bedroom makes me happier than I can tell you!

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