Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gift Basket and Stitch Therapy Update!

The Gift Basket top has been done for a few days.
Here's sneak peek before it gets loaded onto the quilting machine.

I have to say that the blocks went together like a dream! The blocks are 8" finished and both the handle section and basket section are 4". As long as the center of the block is always pressed down and the joined blocks are pressed up, and because of the half basket in the alternate rows, every seam locks together and sews up perfectly!

Susan gave me this delicious piece for the backing--it's from Edyta Sitar's Snow Birds line.
Some of the fabrics in the line have snowflakes, but they are very subtle--it definitely does not scream winter to me.
I'll be leaving it out year round once it's ready to come home after doing it's job at the quilt shop!

And here's some inspiration from the talented Stitch Therapy ladies!!


  1. Beautiful basket quilt--wow--that was fast!! Thanks also for the inspiring photos...hugs, Julierose

  2. just really love this quilt , thanks for adding another quilt to my must make list!!!!

  3. I like the bird on a branch fabric that I can see in your quilt. Do you know what line of fabric it is?

  4. Love your basket quilt!!! always enjoy seeing what the Stitch Therapy ladies are working on. Wondering what pattern the long triangles (last picture) is?