Monday, May 10, 2010

New Project .....!

Thank you friends on blog land for your lovely comments regarding the newspaper article on Fibre Junction. It has been quite the year, an extremely busy one, yet quite rewarding.

Lots has been going on, I finished machine quilting Coney Island, a pattern by Fig Tree & Company. However, I cannot show it to you until I have sewn the binding on it. That's my motivation to get it done so I can show it to you! I'm anxious to call this one finis!

On the quilting front, I decided to start a new project! Well, I did almost complete one! ;o)

The quilt pattern is called Trick or Treat by Blackbird Designs. It's from their book When the Cold Wind Blows.

These are just a few that I've completed. There are 291 baskets in the quilt. So far I have completed 164. Just a few more to go! ;o)

I fell in love with this quilt and just had to make it. To quote Alma "Anytime someone tells me to cut 300 of anything, it takes my breath away ... but one look at Barb's quilt and I had to say. 'Let me get my scissors!'" My sentiments exact!

The block are machine appliqued! So, as I prepare the blocks I read a book! ;o)

Yes, it has dawned on me that I do not need to physically sit and read a book. I can have it read to me. What a relief that is! lol I love to read so now I get to do two (2) things I enjoy, read and quilt, at the same time! ;o)

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have made lots of progress on your nice baskets. I have been hand appliquing mind, but think I'm going to switch to machine applique ..... my hand(thumb) will probably thank me.

Nancy E

Gypsy Quilter said...

Lovely little baskets. I never would have thought to try toast and black together. Beautiful!

julieQ said...

Your baskets are just gorgeous...wow, you have a lot done already!

MARY PERNULA said...

Nice. I will have to go look at my book and see what the quilt looks like again. Have fun making this one. XO MARY

May Britt said...

The baskets are beautiful and I love the colours you have chosen. I am doing them too, all in japanese fabrics. Perhaps time to start sewing on them again ....

Cardygirl said...

Great baskets...I am doing them in '30's prints...but silly me, I am needleturning...slow progress!

Thimbleanna said...

Ha! Thanks for clearing that book reading thing up -- I was going to ask to please share your secret for being able to read AND prepare applique at the same time. Those baskets are ADORABLE!

MARCIE said...

What a lovely article about your shop! And I want to know who Cheryl Patch is. I don't hear that name very often!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that basket quilt. It is so cute. I started basket quilt months ago. It's still sitting here looking at me. lol Yours is going to be beautiful.
I'm so happy for you and your shop. I knew it would be great!!!
Hugs
Sharon

Wendy said...

Oh how I love those baskets and the colours you've picked. Keep'em coming.

Nishant said...

Lovely little baskets
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Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love your baskets! But I don't think I would have enough patience to make too many!

Amy R said...

Wow, you've gotten so far on your basket blocks! I love that quilt too. I'm just not sure I have the staying power to get through all 291 of them! Good for you for doing so~ It is a beautiful quilt.

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