Honeysuckle Baskets Fabric Chosen

The fabric for the applique panels on the quilt “Honeysuckle Baskets” has been chosen and is in the hands of the United Postal Service via Priority Mail from eQuilter.com.

First, the beautiful fabric:  Rose & Retro Pink, Cherry & Watermelon Red
ombreSoft transitions of cloudy colors and the unique yet wonderful imperfections we have come to love from artistic hand-dyes have made this ombre a dream come true. Hand-dye, ombre gradient is darker on both selvedges moving towards lighter down the center of the fabric, from the ‘Ombre Hand Dyes’ collection by Marcus Fabrics. Made in India.

I love ombre fabrics for applique.  It affords me the option of creating a real, natural look with one fabric. 

Next for the stems and leaves: Windham Blendables – Speckled Yarn-Dye – Loden Green


Lt Olive, Moss & Loden Green
This woven cotton poplin is constructed from multi-colored threads in subtle shades of dusty greens. The slight shifts in color and natural irregularities make for an interesting woven that can stand all on its own. Yarn-dye, from the ‘Windham Blendables’ collection by Windham Fabrics.  I had looked at several other fabrics before deciding on this one, but this one spoke to me for some reason.  It’s always hard to determine the precise color, as every computer monitor is different.  But on my monitor, I fell in love with this. 

Stay tuned…

4 thoughts on “Honeysuckle Baskets Fabric Chosen

  1. The ombre fabic is scrumptious – I can see why you bought it.
    I once had two honeysuckle vines growing up my pergola, and one of them had streaks of the lovely middle red color mixed in the petals. [sigh] They smell as wonderful as they look, honeysuckle do. ; ) The green is a nice earthy foil for the flower material, too. Will you be using a mix of other material along with the 'blendable'?

    I am trying to picture it with the basket blocks you have pictured earlier. It may be too soon to ask, but how are you working them altogether? Is there a pattern to reference, or are you making this beauty up in your fertile imagination? Either way, it is going to be a show-stopper.

    Looking forward to your updates, Caron, the basket blocks are already charming enough all on their own.

    Curiouser and curiouser,


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