Saturday, February 24, 2018

Mission Accomplished

It took a lot of  "nose to the grindstone" appliqueing, but I managed to stay focused (and not start any new projects)--resulting in a finished Cherry Basket quilt!  
Cherry Baskets designed by Bonnie Sullivan of All Through the Night
I made 18 blocks (a deviation from the pattern) so my quilt measures approximately 60" by 77".
 
It was fun to make, although putting the blocks together was a little like sewing fabric Jello--every edge was on the bias! Quilting it was lots of fun though. 

The continuous curve quilting in the baskets was very quick. I thought the light triangles at the top of each basket looked a bit like a doilies, so I did some loops  in them to make them seem lacy. I didn't do any quilting in the appliques--just outlined with monopoly.

The new placement of my machine is working out great--much better lighting from the windows and above! 

Red binding just for fun.


One thing that was a little stressful was squaring up the top after quilting. There aren't a lot of  parallel seams to use a check points, but I think I finally got it--whew!  


This shows you how big these baskets are--I was pretty surprised when I first started putting them together! My design wall is almost filled with Cherry Baskets!
Cherry Baskets was my One Monthly Goal for February HERE and also was my chosen project for Bea and Cecile's Basket Sew-A-Long HERE
Take me to the OMG Finish Link-up

27 comments:

  1. Oh! It's so wonderful Karen. Just beautiful to behold. At the beginning I thought you were just going to show the completed quilt top and then you quilted it and it is all bound. What a great accomplishment. And the bonus is that it's so lovely Wow!

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  2. This is really beautiful! You did a lovely job. I love the design choices of fabric and quilting. Enjoy this beauty!

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  3. I love I love everything about this quilt. Great stitching i.e. Quilting!

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  4. Beautiful finish, love the cherries and basket blocks are always a favorite as well.

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  5. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  6. Wow--gorgeous--the colors, the pattern, the quilting, the red binding!! What's not to love? Just stunning!!

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  7. Oh, that's just a big basket full of fun! Gorgeous quilt!

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  8. It's just beautiful - you must be tickled. I love it.

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  9. I have loved this quilt since you started working on it. The quilting designs you chose add to the charm of this quilt and the red binding...it couldn't have been anything else. Fantastic finish.

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  10. This is a beautiful finish! Love the way all the baskets have turned out. And your quilting is a delight. The red binding is the perfect finish!

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  11. Wonderful finish, love it very much !

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  12. Congrats on a delightful quilt! Love it!

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  13. Monique D (Belgique)February 25, 2018 at 6:36 AM

    J'aime beaucoup ta courtepointe aux paniers. Bravo.

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  14. I absolutely love your Cherry Basket quilt! I have the perfect spot for it above my living room sofa, which is a dark blue with rosy designs. Seriously, did the pattern come from a book? How did you get the cherries so perfectly round? I need to make one of these. Congrats on a wonderful finish!

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  15. This is just stunning!!!! I love the pattern and your choice of fabrics. Wonderful, wonderful job!! Congratulations!!!!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful!!!! I am hoping to make this quilt sometime this year! Love it!

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  17. Karen, it is just stunning. I love how your quilting complements your quilt top and look at those fabulous cherries. Congratulations on your finish❣️

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  18. Karen, I am always blown away by your beautiful quilts and this one is one of my favourites! Fabulous! Christine x

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  19. It's gorgeous! Beautiful piecing, beautiful fabric choices, and beautiful quilting!! :-) Hugs, H

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  20. This is such a beautiful quilt, Karen! There are so many wonderful things about it. When I saw your first photo I had the impression that the blue had just a little stripe to it, but your close-up showed it was a plaid. Did you buy it in yardage or use a shirt? It's hard to find good plaids like that around here are and I don't often see them in online shops, either. The cherries and leaves are so fun. I love the variety of fabrics you use. They read as almost the same from a distance but are fun to look at close-up to see the differences. And then, of course, the baskets and the quilt are wonderful. A very satisfying finish I would think!

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  21. Oh my i'm late and i'm sorry !
    You have done an incredible work and your quilt is absolutely terrific !!
    Congratulations for this beautiful finish Karen !

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  23. Waouh, It's beautiful ! Congratulations

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