Friday, September 5, 2014

Gift Basket Update

It's been a crazy week and I just realized that I needed to post some photos of the Gift Basket quilt finished!
Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts
Gift Basket pattern by Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts.

Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts
I took the finished top to my longarm group two weeks ago for a little advice on the quilting.
It's so obvious to me now, that the baskets needed a flower quilted into them.
Of course that never occurred to me--thank goodness for our longarm group and the awesome input!

Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts
At first, I had planned to use the same flower design in every basket, but once I got started, I couldn't stop trying to invent new floral and leaf designs. This turned out to be a lot of fun to quilt. 

Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts
Marcia Stevens suggested using an icy blue/gray thread and she was right on the mark--it was perfect.
I used 50 wt. Aurifil color #2610.

Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts
Marcia also pointed out that the space between the baskets was a perfect opportunity to put in a leafy vine.
 When Marcia speaks, I listen!!!

Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts
I went back to the scrap bag and made another basket for the label--
a special label for a special quilt.
This scrappy version of Gift Basket will be available as a kit soon at Colorz for Quilts

Kathy Schmitz
By the way, they now have kits for my Simply Red in Blue quilt too!

Since there's a blue theme going today (okay, almost everyday here!) I had to show this bundle of fabric I recently won in a drawing from Norma Whaley of Timeless Traditions. She is a wonderful designer and has an very inspiring blog HERE. It's not going to be difficult finding a place for these sweet shirting's!

And a little more addition to the stash--I wanted some yardage from the Haberdashery line by Jo Morton and somehow a fat quarter bundle of the blues from Woodlands jumped into my cart too.
I had been a little peeved that the Old Country Store closed last year before I had a chance to use my gift certificate, but guess what?
The new owners re-instated my expired gift certificate code and allowed me to use it--pretty nice of them, I think!

6 comments:

  1. Awesome quilting on the Gift Basket Quilt. This is why quilting is such a social hobby--tips from others are amazing.

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  2. Just a gorgeous finish to your basket quilt, Karen. I really do like that colored thread quilting a lot...You are an awesome quilter! hugs, Julierose

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  3. You certainly received some great quilting advice, it looks fantastic, especially the individualised flowers. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish! Lovely to see all the beautiful blue fabrics.

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  4. Your basket quilt is MAGNIFICENT!! Just love it!! And all your new blue fabric is wonderful too!

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  5. Such beautiful quilting! love that quilt ~

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  6. Beautiful finishes here. I love that blue combo!

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