Another great-grandbaby and Shirley D makes another quilt! Her family is so lucky! She is an amazing quilter…such detailed work on the applique with ribbon and lace and such.
Happy quilting! And get out and enjoy the sunshine (if you have some in your area)!
This is one happy quilt! The baskets are so colorful. It’s old-fashioned and yet modern at the same time. The quilting was fun to do! Nancy wanted something like how the quilt was done in A Bouquet of Quilts by Jennifer Rounds and Cyndy Lyle Rymer. I’m not a cross-hatching guru (yet), so I suggested feathers on the border instead, and I think the end result is happy.
You can click on the book below to purchase it from Amazon.com. It’s an older book, so it’s not likely you would find it at your local store (which is always a good place to look first!).
Group quilts always create opportunity and challenge because each block is different. So the challenge becomes how to quilt is in a unique way and yet visually tie the whole thing together. I used three different thread colors to keep the visual impact on the piecing and not the quilting. Karen S. and friends made this quilt in 2006 I believe, so it was exciting to help her finish it up!