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Monday, September 12, 2011

Basted, Quilted and Bound.....

If you recall, my family had an issue with this quilt being hung in our entry/great room.....


it was just too darn cheery!  But I have a large space that needs to be filled and I've always had a quilt hanging in that space...
So the Basket quilt in neutral colors, with lots of linen and muted tones seemed to be the Zen-like quilt they were hoping for....
It is finished....and basted....

This quilt was machine stitched with Aurifil 12wt ivory colored thread....random vertical lines first and then back through with several horizontal lines....

    
The binding is a French General stripe in grey and charcoal.....
the binding was hand stitched and the quilt washed.....and then....oops

  
A small area where I didn't catch the quilt top....darn! 
All fixed now and a sleeve added to the back so it is ready to hang...


This one is small....about 1/3rd. the size of the Dresden.  But I will add some artwork on the wall with the Basket quilt....
I will let you know how the fam likes it!!!
Happy Monday!
mary

30 comments:

Suburban Stitcher said...

Too cheery for an entry way!???!!! I don't think so! But then again...I'd have to fight with my husband for a quilt like that to have centerstage also :)

randi said...

this is such a great quilt! the muted colors were a perfect pick!

Kaisievic said...

Lovely muted colours although I really like your other quilt, too. Lovely work. Great finish.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the Dresden quilt and think it would look great in a hallway but the basket one is also beautiful...maybe they could go turn and turn about - they might not notice the change ;o)

notes of sincerity said...

I love your basket quilt. :o) It is so calm and charming. (I love your dresden too, but I am feeling a bit calm now that fall is approaching-smile)
I can't wait to see it hung! :o)
Have a great day.
Trish

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Is there such a thing as too cherry? I love that Dresden quilt!!!

summerfete said...

hmm. I can picture a lovely white room with a very cheery wall hanging and maybe a cheery little friend to keep her company?

To answer your question 1920's

Thought you were supposed to be shopping?

Pen Pen said...

Love your basket quilt, but I really really really LOVE the cheery quilt! :o)

**nicke... said...

i sure love it.

Maria said...

OH I love the cheery quilt. what a lovley way to be welcomed into your home.
But your basket quilt ids nice too.

Jenny said...

oh i think the basket quilt is just perfect for Autumn. its such a lovely, calm quilt...im really into neutrals at the moment.

Mary said...

I like cheery! But I also like the basket quilt. There's just something about basket quilts that always calls to me. The quilt lines you put in make it seem much more modern. I hope the fam loves it!

Wendy said...

A quilt too cheery?! I don't think so!! I love the dresden it shouts out happy, happy, happy! The basket quilt is lovely but I would have to go with the cheery colorful dresden......

felicity said...

What a beauty - if they don't like it, I'll be happy to send you my address so you can pass it along to meeeee! :)

Material Mary said...

Way to finish up another project. Sure is a fun wall hanging. Hopefully it will get along really well...Mary

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the finish. I'm finishing up a wall quilt as well and was wondering if you might share your process for making the hanging sleeve and rigging the whole thing up to hang...I'd appreciate the guidance!

Julie said...

your dresden quilt is really my favorite quilt. still haven't made the one i was planning with the 'plates' across one row yet. i would LOVE having yours hanging in my hallway though. I do think the basket quilt is lovely, too! i am sure it will be approved by your family.

Mary said...

Hi Elizabeth...I am answering here {couldn't locate your email} so I hope you find this :) I cut a strip 4" wide and just slightly shorter than the width of the quilt {maybe by an 1 1/2 inches}. Fold in the short ends to the wrong side and press {fold about 1/4 inch}. Then I fold the length of the strip wrong sides together and stitch a 1/4 inch seam the length of this strip. Now since your seam is on the outside of your sleeve....fold the sleeve so this seam will be centered on the back of the sleeve and press. You won't see the seam since it will be next to the quilt back. You could also stitch right sides together and turn inside out. Then I place the top of the sleeve along the bottom edge of the top binding and pin all along the length. I hand stitch the top and the bottom of the length of the sleeve. Make sure you don't stitch through all layers of the quilt. Let me know if that doesn't make any sense. Hope it helps :) Also...I use either a dowel or a cafe rod to hang the quilt.

Char said...

I love it! I love them both! Cheery is good!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Mary, what a beautiful quilt!! I really like the way you quilted it. I'm sure your family will love this quilt. It's very calming.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the understated elegance of this quilt - it has a vintage feel to it! I also love the little rebel red basket who looks like he just snuck in at the last minute to make a statement! Keep that beautiful Dresden - they'll leave home one day!

Cardygirl said...

Families are so critical...who could not ADORE that dresden in all its splendid cheeriness? I love it, but the baskets are sweet in a muted classic loveliness too.

Lucinda said...

Maybe you'll find another wall - I like both quilts!

Tracey said...

Maybe you should just get rid of the dresden quilt. It will be a sacrifice but I would be willing to take that quilt off your family's hands ;)

That quilt is the reason I started learning to quilt. So I can make my own soon!!

Leanne said...

I love this new very cherry quilt, look at those baskets - so cute! I hope you are snuggling with the dresens for a nap or two!

Janet said...

The quilt looks fabulous Mary. I think you achieved the subdued look so well. No complaints now I hope.

Nicky said...

Oh Mary I'm with you on loving cheery but the new basket quilt is also divine! Can you hang the dresden back up when they are out - or do you have a new location for it - if not I have a blank wall....? Just trying to help!

Eulalia said...

I really like the two quilt, the basket one is very beautiful. Great work, I wish I could make so beautiful quilts.
Have a good day.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the insight into the hanging sleeve, Mary. (So glad I remembered to check back to see if you responded!) I feel much more confident about getting my quilt up on the wall now. Thanks again!

Beth said...

I think they are both great, very different but equally lovely. Hey, my husband wont let me have ANY quilts in our house, I am planning a rebellion though and designing a modern version for our spare bed that will just appear one day ;) Bethx