Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A biggie finished..........

My basket quilt from When the Cold Wind Blows is finally finished. I am so happy with how it turned out. I appliqued the basket in two pieces so I could use a different handle fabric in some of them. Mine is hand appliqued and hand quilted. There are 600 hours of my life in this quilt. It is huge and heavy and beautiful. A ton of work but so worth it. There is quite a bit of quilting on it. I made my background pices a half inch bigger than the original pattern to give me more room
for the applique......this also meant less baskets. I have 265 and I think 45 of the side fluer di leis (spelling?) which I also changed the shape of for easier applique. It turned out better than I even hoped for. Now on to other projects
that were put on hold for the quilting of this beauty.

1 comment:

Jeanneke said...

Just found your Blog via Google when I was searching for pictures of the Trick or Treat quilt. Yours looks great! I'm also working on this quilt and make my blocks a bit smaller... that's why I have to make 397 baskets. I've finished about 275, so a few more months work to go. I still enjoy making this baskets, don't you miss it?