My Buds in a Basket quilt is finished and I am stoked. Here are some pictures of “Buds in a Basket”:
My custom long arm quilter is Joyce Brenner, who just moved from Manistee, Michigan to the Lansing area. I think she did a fabulous job!
Changes I made to the pattern: I added another basket to each row, and my quilt measures 76.5 wide and 79.5 long. I know some added wider borders to also make their quilt bigger. The pattern by Sachiko Yasuda, is from the book "A Bouquet of Quilts" and finishes at 70" by 82 3/4". I don't think I made my outermost white border as wide as the original quilt. I think at the point I was making the outer two borders, I didn't even look at the book and just forged ahead.
A second note that I would share about making this quilt: When I started it years ago, I was new to quilting and was "by the book" with every little thing. I put each round circle and leaf in exactly the same place in each basket. If I was starting it today, I would place the buds and leaves randomly in each basket, and relax a little bit. LOL
Here are some pictures of other Buds in a Basket from the internet: