Thursday, May 31, 2018

Baskets of Life


I finished "Baskets of Life" using a pattern by JoAnn Mulally.  I started the blocks in 2010 and the top had been done for a long time.  The pattern is no longer available nor has been for quite some time.  The designer retired.  I will also share some close up pictures from my blog post in 2010 of  the blocks themselves.  The quilting was done by Mary Flynn.  Mary is no longer doing machine quilting.






There are touches of wool in some of the blocks.  I don't know why I put off having it quilted for so long.  Even doing the binding after the quilting was a while in coming.

Karen

18 comments:

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Love your other baskets quilt too but embroidery is just so special.

Lesley said...

What a wonderful quilt! Beautiful embroidery and looks so comfy and cosy! Great finish, even if it took awhile!

Kyle said...

Glad this delightful quilt is finished. It's a sweet pattern. Who knows why some quilts just have to linger.

Julierose said...

What a beautiful piece you've finished...love it hugs, Julierose

Little Penpen said...

This is beautiful! I love all the embroidery work! One less quilt top in your closet... ha ha!

Jeanna said...

This is an amazing quilt, Karen. Congratulations on such a beautiful finish. Sorry to hear Marry isn't quilting any longer...hope all is well with her.

Loris said...

I remember when you were sewing these. I love these baskets. The quilt looks lovely.

Diane said...

Your handwork is beautiful and your finished quilts are a constant inspiration to all of us. Wonderful!

Lori said...

Yay for finishes! I can't believe you still had photos from 2010!! That you were able to find this quilt. Its lovely and I like the quilting a lot too.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

This is a fun and lovely quilt--definitely needs to be finished!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh I love baskets and I love basket quilts--what a delightful one you stitched there--am glad you have it finished--and hope that you will enjoy seeing it out and about your home--enjoy, di

belarmina said...

Karen qué bonito edredón. Deliciosas cestas. Me encantan los marcos.
Buen fin de semana

WoolenSails said...

Love how your quilt came out, really wonderful setting for the baskets. I hope Mary is ok, haven't seen much for her lately, I have lost touch with a lot of people.

Debbie

Quilt Hollow said...

What a lovely surprise to see this quilt again. I've been so out of touch with blogs and blogging friends. I also gave up the domain name Quilt Hollow since closing the business I couldn't see paying for it any longer. I hope to get better soon so I can quilt without pain. *wink*

Jennie in GA said...

I love this quilt. Embroidered quilts always tug at my heartstrings.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Karen that is just beautiful!!! Some just take time to finish - glad you got this one done!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I am behind and missed this post...what a lovely finish and project!!

Quilter Kathy said...

A wonderful project and a finish to celebrate!