Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BASKETS OF BLUE FINISHED!

I finished quilting it yesterday and got all the threads trimmed off today.  I'm naming it "Baskets of Blue" which was suggested to me by Rebecca in AK.  Thanks, Rebecca!  I took a bunch of pictures, but only two of them turned out very good.  I'm not very good at "arranging" photos!  


I'm so happy to have this quilt finished (always feel this way when finishing a quilt).  It took 1 1/2 years from start to finish.  I plan to hang it in the living room of our new house.


I'm glad that I did a whole appliquéd quilt and now I feel that I don't need to avoid all appliqué.  I think someday I might want to do something like a Jan Patek quilt (I already have one of her wall hanging as a UFO).

Thanks for all the encouragement as I went through this process.

Last week I attended a quilters' guild meeting and the speaker was Rachel Greco, from Grandma's Attic Quilt Shop in Dallas, OR.  She presented a lecture concerning Isaac Singer and the Singer Sewing Machine Company.  Very interesting!  Rachel loves history and she makes it come alive.  I plan to visit the quilt shop soon to participate in a shop hop of 13 quilt shops around Oregon.  What better way to get to know the area?

24 comments:

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Mama Joan said...

I didn't realize it had a scalloped border! It is just lovely. Your work is ALWAYS nice, but this one is exceptional.

belarmina said...

maravilloso edredón!!!
saludos

LuAnn said...

It's just beautiful. I think that is a Sue Daley pattern? I know I have that stashed somewhere, and seeing yours makes me want to start it.

canuckquilter said...

It's beautiful! Definitely worth all the time you spent on it!

Rebecca in AK said...

Ruth I was so surprised that you picked one of the names I suggested! Your quilt is just stunning!! You should be very proud of this quilt! I was thinking of the projects you have been working on while waiting to move into your new home, you are going to have lots of lovely things to decorate it with!

Quilting Babcia said...

Absolutely stunning quilt. You've made a wonderful 'housewarming' gift for your new home! I love everything about it!

---"Love" said...

Quite an accomplishment, and absolutely gorgeous! Sounds like you are getting settled in already with new activities, well, in a new area anyway. The shop hop sounds like a fun time. Enjoy it! You deserve it! ---"Love"

helen said...

What a beautiful quilt!!
It was yours which convinced me to make one, too, and in shades of blue, too! I love also the scalloped border.
Best wishes!

Barb said...

Lovely! what a beautiful photos of your quilt. Your quilting texture looks amazing and the scalloped border is wonderful!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Most impressive. Love the scalloped border. Will look fantastic hanging on the wall of your new home. What better way to say "Welcome"; than a basket of flowers. Great name for the quilt, Baskets of Blue. Way to go Rebecca!

Me and My Stitches said...

This turned out so great! I really love the whole thing - the center applique block, the scalloped border, and all those cute little baskets. Perfect!

lillianscupboard said...

The quilt is wonderful. I love the center applique with the larger basket. A real treasure.
Lillian

Marsha said...

I love, love, love your blue basket quilt! It is amazing, so worth all the work! Next time I am in Dallas,OR maybe we can go to the quilt shop together!

Mary said...

Oh this quilt is Beautiful!!! Love your blog too, Hugs, Mary

Beth said...

The baskets quilt is stunning. What timing tofinish it in time to hang up in your new home.
Doing a shophopisa great way to find all the important places in your new neighborhood.

Teresa said...

Love your quilt. Sometimes it's the little things that catch my eye and the corners of the center block remind me of my Mom's old photo albums that had those black corner photo holders, remember those? Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt with us, I have enjoyed watching your progress.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Ruth, your quilt is stunning!!! Being a basket collector, i'm simply in love with those adorable applique baskets!! The centre block is beautiful too, and oh the scalloped edge frames your quilt perfectly :)) cheers... Marian

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Ruth, your quilt is stunning!! I'm a basket collector and I'm in love with your applique baskets. Oh the centre block's is adorable too!! The scalloped edge finishes it off beautifully :)) cheers... Marian

Sally A said...

Love your quilt it's beautiful. Don't forget to visit Ladies of Liberty in Independence, it's one of my favorite shops. I might see you their someday. Sally

Sally A said...

Love your quilt it's beautiful. Don't forgot to stop in at Ladies of Liberty in Independence. Love that shop and Diane is the best. Might see you their someday. Sally

Karen said...

Ruth I am so happy for you. I love how some of the blocks shimmer. And what memories you'll have of making this while "homeless". :)

Lori said...

Congratulations! The quilt is beautiful and can't wait to see it hanging in your new home. What's the update on the new place?

Debbie Lou said...

Love, Love, Love the basket quilt. It is beautiful. I'd love to see it close up. And the scalloped border adds so much. Enjoy!!!