The applique border is easier than you might think. I skipped the needle-turn method for raw-edge machine applique. Another way to make the corner blocks easier is to paper piece the basket. I also opted not to add any additional applique over or under the handle of the basket. I always evaluate what I can do to make my quilts less stressful. I encourage you to think about ways to do the same.
My name is Chris Barnard and I have been quilting for 30 years and teaching classes for 10 years. My goal is to inspire people to begin their quilting journey, to finish projects already started and to share my passion for quilts.