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