I created my own design and threw in lots of hints at the story of the Wizard of Oz.
The center is hand embroidered with the basket base appliqued. I used two vintage patterns combined plus some drawing of my own to get the design. Of course, being the person of a four-legged myself, I had to feature the lovable hero of the movie--Toto!
The borders were a brick layout using three different yellow tone-on-tone fabrics (Yellow Brick Road, duh)and the corners were created using one portion of the heirloom block named Kansas Star. For a little Oz fun, I used two different poppy fabrics to create each corner. The binding is in a dark green, hinting at the Emerald City.
For the back of the quilt, I found some of the official Wizard of Oz fabric with the blue gingham of Dorothy's dress. I also opted to make a label that looked like a postcard.
Of course, when you're in the world of Oz, you have to do a little shopping for treats. Here's what I sent along with the quilt for fun.
That's a lollipop from the Lollipop Kids, a package of poppy seeds so Kimmie can start her own poppy field, a copy of a vintage Wizard of Oz quilt with embroidery patterns, a tin of Good 'N Bad witch treats (pink and green jelly bellies for choosing which witch you'll be), pink strawberry marshmallows with a copy of Glinda's Magical Puffed Rice Treats recipe (rice krispie treats) and some official Emerald City Dust. I made up the last three myself which was a lot of fun. (Yes, I regularly make souveniers to places that only exist in the imagination--you should have seen the Vulcan gift shop tag and toy I made for my sister to give to a friend that's a Star Trek fan!)
The only problem of the whole thing--I had way more ideas than I could make or send for this one swap! Guess I'll have to hope for another Oz fan in a swap where the theme is open.
Enjoy your package QuiltinKimmie!