Saturday, March 06, 2010

Baskets of Life Completed

It got up in the upper 40’s today as predicted. I went out while it was still below freezing to the back part of our snow shoe trail. There’s been on old fallen pine tree there all winter begging for a quilt opt.

So with camera and clothes pins in tow, the pups and I went on a mission.
The photos do not show the details of the quilt well. It figures.


As I was sewing the blocks into one piece last night I realized that other than the last five blocks I’ve sewn since Christmas, I didn’t even remember the others. 2009 was a tough year and many parts of it seem kind of like a blur in time-- but I'm realizing everyone has times in their lives like this and hey-- at least I got a quilt out of the deal....

JoAnn Mulally did a great job in designing the piece. The Country loft did an excellent job in packaging it with beautiful fabrics and the instructions were like receiving a gift every month.


I’ve done two of her block of the month pieces. I did not sign up this year. It’s a snowman quilt--- I’ve got too many of the real thing and just didn’t want 12 months of them. But I still recommend it to others, It’s a darling quilt.



Close ups show more detail. Where her Seasons BOM was mostly browns, this quilt has brighter colors with wool stars sprinkled throughout.
I have one quilt on the frame now, but it won’t be long till this one is quilted. I can’t wait to use it.

Gratitudes:
Hot Water Heater
My daughter dating a nice guy (for the moment)
Phone call from Florida – Needed prayers are always a blessing

22 comments:

Karen said...

I haven't stitched on my baskets for a few days. I got off onto wool projects. But I will soon be back to it. Yours looks good and I hope mine comes out as well.

Sue said...

That turned out so lovely. It reminds me of something that will be a nice heirloom. Those colors are just beautiful and so is your work :)

2009 was tough here too:/

Enjoy your week.

Ariane said...

It looks wonderful!!

tami said...

Your quilt is absolutely stunning.

Cara said...

I adore the quilt on the tree! That is a beautiful picture.

May Britt said...

This is a wonderfulquilt. Love the colours in it.

Carol said...

Mel it is just fantastic! LOVE it! You did a beautiful job. I'm so glad you had those blocks to work on through those rough times.l

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

As usual, another winner!

I read something once about the pioneer women who made quilts and how they stitched to keep their hearts from breaking. I know my quilts hold a lot of memories - some good and some bad. I pray that 2010 will be a shining year for you, friend.

Pat said...

It's lovely Mel.

Loris said...

Beautiful! Love the snow scene.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It is stunning!!! I love how you "staged" it for its photo shoot :o)

Joy said...

What a lovely quilt, and it looks so great with all the snow in the piccy too :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

sewprimitive karen said...

That looks so beautiful against the snowy background.

Tenza said...

What an accomplishment! It's so beautiful.

Shasta said...

This looks great - great colors, great setting.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It looks beautiful hanging in the snowy woods! Even though it is hard to get "detail" in the overall shot, we have seen each delightful block as you have stitched it! Great job. Sometimes I sew entire collections of blocks when I am stressed about something and then will find them later - and be all amazed because I won't remember making them. I know that feeling! Cheers! Evelyn

Kimberly said...

It is stunning... and with a memory in each stitch. Very worth it, I'm sure!

Keep warm! Kimberly

deb said...

Wow, its so pretty, I love it! and the scenery is great too ..thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

What can I say...I'm drooling over your baskets of life quilt.

Sonnja said...

Beautiful Quilt, I like it!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn

Piecefulafternoon said...

This is the second quilt from this pattern that I've seen and I love this one the best.

I also like how you find such wonderful spots to photograph your quilts - it really makes them more interesting. I'll have to try and think of some ways to do that now and then.

Greenmare said...

Just beautiful!!!