Lots O' Baskets

Two of my friends and Round Robin members, Ann Feitelson and Ronna Erickson, occasionally make quilts together. For the last few years their collaborative quilts have been finalists in the American Quilter's Society's "New Quilts from an Old Favorite" contest. The 2012 contest theme was Baskets. Ann and Ronna came up with a stunner, Basket Weave. You can read their process in the book Baskets: New Quilts From an Old Favorite.

Ann Feitelson & Ronna Erickson

Well, Ann did not have baskets out of her system, so she made another quilt. She is right now in the middle of quilting it.

Basket WeaveII by Ann Feitelson

Ann auditions many, many blocks for her pieces, which means she often has many, many blocks left over. After Basket Weave II, she had 114 extra baskets and was kind enough to let me take them home. It was so much fun to play with beautiful blocks that were already constructed. The hard part was done! This is what I came up with. A little quilt that is about 36"x41".

by Ann Feitelson & Timna Tarr

I am now going to pass the quilt top back to Ann for her to do with as she wishes. There are still 24 basket blocks left over. Maybe there will be a fourth basket quilt??