Tuesday, May 25, 2010

finished just in time

Last night at 11pm I finished stitching down the binding on this basket quilt and this morning I dropped it off for the quilt show.
I asked my DD#3 if she liked her new quilt. She said "um hm, it cute" (she's 2) I had to smile at a response like that! Sometime this summer we'll move her from her crib to a bed.
It's mostly quilted in the ditch, which is not too exciting, so for the border I
decided to go for it and try free motion quilted feathers. They are a bit wonky and the stitch length is not exactly consistent but it was so fun to do! I'm not a very confident machine quilter - I prefer the pace and rhythm of hand quilting but I will be trying this out again.
I had a difficult time deciding what to quilt under the basket handles. I tried hand quilting flowers but they didn't look right. I tried free motion quilted flowers but that wasn't the look I wanted either. I left the space empty for now and I will revisit it when I get the quilt back next week. I used warm & natural batting so it probably doesn't have to be quilted. I'd be grateful for any suggestions.
Happy Quilting!!

15 comments:

LC said...

I like the colors in this quilt! Yummy pink and browns. What about putting a half Dresden plate under the handles, leaving 1/2" or so around it? It would go with the vintage look and be simple to do.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, that turned out so pretty. The feathers in your borders are awesome! Good luck at the quilt show!

Barb said...

I love basket quilts and I truly love yours...what a wonderful job!

Crispy said...

Oh Janet it's so very pretty!! Something "cute" is high praise indeed from a 2yo LOL. I really love the flower in the handle space.

Crispy

Chris said...

Wonderful colors. Excellent work and good luck in the quilt show.

Peg said...

Gorgeous - I like the little flower under the basket handle. This is a winner for sure!

Ann Champion said...

I love this quilt! I love the fabrics, the design, and the quilting too. Your daughter is right..."it's cute!" :)

Dixie said...

What a wonderful quilt for your little daughter to grow up with. So pleased to see that you chose vintage for her rather than a cutesy, quick design - well done! The little flower below the basket handle is very nice. An alternative may be continuing the half square triangle or my favorite standby, an echo design. LOVE this quilt!

Lori said...

Wow!! What an amazing quilt and finished in time! Woo-Hoo!!
I love the 2 yo's response.:)

Meredith said...

It looks great, her response was funny. I like the machine quilting you did. That is a big quilt to machine quilt.

*karendianne. said...

Lordy Bee this is amazing. Well, I think I've said that when I watched it comign into form but NOW, to see it finished is nothing short of pure, pure delight.

You amaze me and I love that little bit of quilting under the basket handle. So, so sweet!!!

Janet said...

It's gorgeous and she'll grow into her big bed quilt. I forget you still have young ones, you get lots done. I just love basket quilts and the colours are wonderful.

MARCIE said...

I adore that basket quilt! You always have the perfect touch with color and design!

Valentina said...

What an amazing quilt and I love your feathered border!!! Yummy raspberry and chocolate colours...
Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

this is just beautiful! I've been wanting to make a quilt with these colors for a while.
i always get a chuckle when my 22 month old comments on my quilts too, hehe