Wednesday, October 12, 2011

MANSFIELD PARK FINISHED

I never had any desire to make a basket quilt until I saw this one displayed at a booth and I bought the pattern right away.  I don't remember how long ago it was, but it took me a while to start making it.  I am very happy with it.  Monday night I took it to my guild meeting for show and tell and had very positive comments!





Sunday morning we were home and our next door neighbor came over to tell us that the tranformer behind our two houses was on fire!  We had a storm during the night and our electricity had been off for several hours, but came on about 8:30.  Then it went off again about 10:30 and that's when the neighbor came over.  If you look closely, you can see the yellow/orange flame on the top part.

The fire department came out, but they didn't do anything

You can see a little yellow on this picture.

The fire department leaving.  You might be able to see that it had been raining.  We got quite a bit, which was wonderful!  It's raining again this morning.

Thanks for all your sweet comments on my last post!  It means a lot to me.

24 comments:

Kathie said...

your basket quilt is just beautiful not surprised you had so many positive responses to it
beautiful, job well done!
kathie

Wendy ~ Quilts by the Sea said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your basket quilt, it is so very lovely! I have read your previous post on the process of quilting in two seperate sections.....why didn't I think of that??? Would have made my life much easier, I will definitely use that technique on my next full size quilt. Thanks for the tips
I love basket quilts!
Wendy

Quiltendewilma said...

I am in love!!! Love your basketquilt,...

Katie said...

WOW! It's wonderful! And I'm sure you're beyond excited that it's finished. :) A flaming transformer? Hopefully it kept its flames to itself and didn't involve any of those nearby trees! I'd guess the rain helped with that, but am scratching my head over the fire department doing nothing - I guess electrical fires and water don't mesh, but hmmm... I hope it's out now!

ann hermes said...

Your basket quilt is gorgeous, I love the colors and the workmanship is wonderful. I guess only certain fires qualify for your fire department?! What's up with that?

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that basket quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I Love It!!!

Karen said...

Ah, postage stamp baskets. So well done in both making the quilt and the machine quilting. A quilt you can be very proud of.

I have never machine quilted in sections like you did. That is very tempting to try.

Stray Stitches said...

Your basket quilt is one of the first quilt with baskets that I really like. Your color choices are perfect.
I'm really surprised that the FD left before the fire was out.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

WONDERFUL basket quilt!!!!!

Squirrels get into our transformer they can cause alot of damage for hours before getting repaired...:(

Hugs, Carolyn

Lori said...

How scary to have the transformer burning!! Glad it stayed put!

The whole quilt is fantastic and it does not surprise me one bit you got plenty of positive comments at your guild. It is gorgeous!

Jill said...

No wonder you bought the pattern, it is beautiful! You did a great job!

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Beautiful basket quilt. Love your choices in color - soooooooo mellow!

Me and My Stitches said...

I love basket quilts - yours is wonderful!

---"Love" said...

What a treasure your basket quilt is! No wonder you got rave reviews at your guild. What a collection of fabrics it has! My fire dept. didn't do anything either when the tree fell on my roof and took my power out; they just waited until the power co. crew got here; standard procedure I think. (?) ---"Love"

Beth said...

The basket quilt is just beautiful. Your colors are so pretty.
That transformer fire would have really scared me. Hopefully all is well now.

Marsha said...

Your quilt is so gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with the fabrics. I really like basket quilts and yours is one of the best I've seen.

LuAnn said...

That basket quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way the baskets are set.

Jan said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love baskets, and the colors are great!

Sue said...

That is a lovely quilt!

Janet O. said...

Gorgeous quilt! I've never had a basket quilt grab me quite like this one did. I understand what drew you to it. You've done a marvelous job.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your basket quilt is stunning! Great finish!

Elaine Adair said...

The fire department may be exciting but YOUR QUILT is much more exciting!!! I saw it earlir, but now finished, my gosh it is gorgeous - I HOPE You are going to get this one in a quilt show! I've vote for it for Viewer's Choice. So soft in color, gentle, luscious. 8-))) You did an excellent job on this one for sure!

a good yarn said...

Your basket quilt is very beautiful. No wonder you fell in love with the pattern when you saw it.

Not really surprised that the Fireys didn't want to splash any water on those electricity parts.

ann :-)

Barb said...

Beautiful Basket quilt!! Congrats on a wonderful finish!