For many of us, it's a super busy time of year, and with Issue 16, I'm going to wish you all well, and plan on starting The Scrap Basket up again in January. Thank you all so much for your kind words and support of this newsletter - I'm glad you are enjoying it as much as I am! ~ Peace to you and yours....
Even with its teensy yet important element of orange, Anni Alber's Orange Chair by Martha/Once a Wingnut is one of those quilts that, when I first saw it, gave me an 'aha' moment. How striking and modern a two-color quilt can be, even when constructed with one of the simplest of blocks. And it's still a favorite.
I was watching "Strawberry Whine" by Susan/Canadian Abroad come to completion over the last week or so, and was taken with its bold and modern vibe. That border is just the right finish, don't you think?
And finally, with the maple leaf being one of my favorite traditional blocks, I was smitten with Betsy/[betsyramm]'s version. The top was made by a grandmother and stored away, and isn't it cool that Betsy could give it new life and bring it to completion.
I couldn't resist making a new Red & White pin board, and you'll see many more lovely examples there.