This is my first basket block ever! The basket is a traditional quilting design with lots of variations. I’m pleased with the colors I chose even though it didn’t come out looking basket-like. It looks more like the bear’s paw block because I chose a dark green instead of a lighter background color for the triangle under the ‘handle’ of the basket.
I wanted to emphasize the whole shape with the quilting, so I echoed it twice. I quilted inside the green and brown shapes, staying close to the edges, then quilted around the edge of the block and decided it was done. I debated adding more quilting to the yellow background to make it recede but in the end decided not to go there. I like the result, but I wonder how it will look alongside some of the other sampler blocks that I’ve quilted more heavily. We’ll see.