Friday, June 12, 2009

something new

I've been working away on this quilt for awhile now - I think there are enough blocks made now to get the idea of the quilt I am making.

I had been wanting to make a basket quilt for long time and I had been collecting pink and brown fabric for it. When I saw the basket quilt on the front of the May/June 09 Quiltmaker magazine I knew I wanted to set my baskets with 25 patches too. I modified my basket block from a 9 inch block to a 10 inch block to simplify the math. I've lots of blocks to make yet - it will be a single bed size quilt when its done. I'm making it for my youngest little daughter.
A friend of mine sent me a link to this blog with an article about a "real" Mrs Sew & Sew. http://needled.wordpress.com/ (scroll down to her May 19 post) I never heard of her before. She had some informative pamphlets! :0) I got the idea for my blog name from the name I have always used when I have tea parties with my daughters.


A second look through my pictures of the old quilts convinced me that I have shown my best pictures already.
Happy Quilting!!

12 comments:

Karen said...

Wow! This is going to be a wonderful quilt! I love basket quilts and this one is going to be very interesting.

Darlene said...

Like Karen I love basket quilts, as well. This is stunning - I can't wait to see more progress.

Marilyn R said...

This is going to be a fantastic quilt! I have been collecting pink and brown fabrics for a while, but I have no idea what type of quilt I want to make with them. I guess I will just have to keep collecting them until I know what to do with them!

Janet said...

Love the combination of brown and pink. This is already a stunning quilt.

Terrie Sandelin said...

Beautiful quilt in process!!!

C. C. said...

Hi!

As always, love your work! Very nice blocks!

C. C.

cdnj said...

I love how it is turning out

Janet said...

I love it!! I love the baskets and the alternate blocks are great.

Lori said...

The basket and alternating blocks are really lovely! I love basket quilts too!

Karen said...

I love your basket blocks! This is going to be a gorgeous quilt! I will stop by again to see how you progress with it. Love your blog!

Sherri said...

This is going to be a wonderful quilt! I love the basket blocks and your choice of colors!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice compliment. The basket quilt is going to be lovely. I look forward to watching your progress on it.