Ethel's Blue Baskets

Pattern name/title: Ethel's Blue Baskets
Date Made: top 2004, quilted 2005
Documented~ Inferred    Method: label on back of quilt
Maker: top made by Ethel Howey. quilted by members of the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild
Documented~ Inferred Method: label on back of quilt
Size: 76" x 93"
Predominant Colors: blue/white
Fabrics: cotton prints, florals, tone on tone
Backing: muslin. Quilt contains a hanging sleeve
Batting/Fill: 100% cotton
Techniques: machine piecing, hand quilting
Description: 18 blocks, each measuring 10.25" x 10.25M,  set on point. The baskets are blue with a white background fabric. There is a triple sashing blue/white/blue, measuring 3" in total width with 3" nine patch cornerstones. There are 2 borders on the quilt: #1" deep blue measuring 1.75" in width. then outer border in blue floral measuring 4.75" in width
Edge Treatment: 3/8" straight grain binding machine stitched to front of quilt and hand stitched to back of quilt.
Quilting Designs: The quilt contains outline quilting, in the ditch quilting, a triangular motif on the setting and comer triangles with cable pattern in the border.
Construction: excellent, points match and borders are even
Quilting: very good, heavy amount of quilting on quilt
Condition/Restoration: very good. no repairs or restorations noted at time of examination of item.
Provenance Block pattern is noted in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, page 93, Pattern #714. Other names listed for this block include The Broken Sugar Bowl, The Broken Dish, The Baasket Quilt , May Basket Design, Fruit Basket and Basket of Triangles
Notations: Quilt top made by Ethel Howey, one of the founding members of the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild. Howey was recognized as a Master instructor by the National Quilting Association. Quilt displayed at GSAQG 2005 Quilt Show