Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lil' Baskets

Posted by Strlady at 5:00 AM
At the Dallas quilt show, earlier this month I picked up a couple of kits. One of them was a small quilt designed by Lori Smith. The quilt is called Grandmother's Baskets and it's about 16" x 20".

I thought it was the cutest thing and had to give it a go.

I made the 12 mini baskets from fabric to finish in about 4 hours.
This past weekend I decided to finish it. 

I wasn't crazy about the tan that came in the kit but decided to go with it and not lose sleep over it.

In no time at all, the top was finished! 
Since I had some "extra" time, I thought I'd just quilt it too. 

I'm not brave enough to do it on my own,
so I marked it with that FriXion pen everyone raves about. 
Sooo easy! 

After the main quilting was done, I thought I'd add a few "big stitches" to this small quilt.
 I loved the whole big stitch process, I just struggled with the hoop... it was definitely the right size, but for some reason I struggled with getting the stitches on the needle. I guess I need to practice more.

After all my experimenting, I finally attached the binding. It's only waiting for me to stitch the binding down but I thought I'd leave that for when I traveled in a few weeks. Gives me something to do on the plane.
BTW: The fabric in the kit is from Minick and Simpson's new line for Moda - Indigo Crossing

6 comments on "Lil' Baskets"

Nancy Near Philadelphia on March 19, 2013 at 7:24 AM said...

Very, very sweet.

Brenda on March 19, 2013 at 7:42 AM said...

Beautifully done,as usual.

Darlene on March 19, 2013 at 8:21 AM said...

It's adorable!

Monica on March 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM said...

It looks awesome! Well done!

And there's nothing wrong with marking your quilt before quilting it. I do the same thing when I'm quilting on my domestic machine. If I can see it, I can quilt it.

one line lane on March 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM said...

Nice quilt Sandy! Love those little baskets.

Susan on March 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM said...

I love the way you "turned" them and the colors are perfect. Great job of quilting, XOXO


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