Last week I offered a free pattern/tutorial for my Easter Basket quilt. I think this one would also work for a May Day basket -- particularly if it is done is these fun bright polka dot fabrics.
This week I wanted to discuss how to quilt the project. Since all the fabrics have "polka dots" in them, I thought the theme for quilting this project should be circles and dots.
For the pinwheels and the square within a square, I went with a spirograph type of design. To keep the design continuous, I traveled from one circle to the next to the next by overlapping the center section.
For the outer border I created a double circles point to point design. Each set of circles is repeatable. They would be easy to adjust -- just vary the size of the circles for added interest.
The basket design was easy to draft -- just overlapping circles. However it took a bit of work to make the design continuous without overlaps. Check out my Art and Stitch tutorial for how I did this. (4/28 Note -- I deleted the music background. However, you still may need to turn the volume all the way up to hear the video.)
For the pieced border, I just did some arcs and added a circle to the corners.
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