Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lynda’s Basket Quilt

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This basket quilt is my latest customer quilt finish, and I’m really proud of how it turned out.

These baskets were made by Lynda's grandmother in the LyndaJ-baskets341990's, if I remember correctly.  Her mom had been saying for years that she should do something with them.

So, Lynda and her daughter snuck them out of the house during a recent visit and surprised her mom by making them into a table topper quilt.

I’m pretty sure they aren’t going to serve dinner on this one!

LyndaJ-baskets27It's quilted using a varietyLyndaJ-baskets45 of free motion quilting designs with Superior's Omni thread, Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting.

I really wanted to make sure that the baskets were emphasized and Lynda didn’t want feathers so I used on overall leaf pattern in the light green areas.  The thread color matched so perfectly I had a hard time seeing where I had actually already sewn! 

I’m always amazed at how the back of the quilt shows off the designs!

3 comments:

Linda at LRDesignsQuilting said...

Wow! That looks great!

Connie (CJ) Griffin said...

Thanks! I tried a high contrast color in the pale yellow border around the blocks, and not only did it detract, I didn't execute the design well, so I had to pick it out. That took FOREVER! I'm so glad I changed it!

VuGurus said...

Great work..........

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