Friday, July 6, 2018

Quick Week!

Wow it's already Friday and July 6th! The summer is going fast!
This quilt has been about 2 years in the making! I started it at a retreat and then put it away. The pattern was easy to work on in a busy and talkative setting.

When I was cleaning up last week,  I "found" it and decided to work on it again. I added the Flying Geese borders which I LOVE!

Next up the quilting. I could not decide what to it sat some more, like another year. Finally I decided on not quite straight line quilting. It is very forgiving and feels more modern like this quilt. I am also a big fan of dense quilting, no gaps for me.

The next procrastination was the back......I wanted something fun and I NEVER use plain white, so I would not be starting now. The quilt was wider than the backing fabric so some Flyng Geese came back into play. I love how they are on the front and the back.

It is a rainy day here so the colors are off, but in real life they look great!

We have had a bit of a heat wave so my temperature quilt is sporting some pretty colors, I am excited to see what the whole thing will look like in December! I am over half way there.
Basket Quilt Stats - Pattern by Diary of a Quilter (paper pieced), fabric mostly Alison Glass, thread Aurifil in my favorite color, Dove, machine quilted by me.......lines are any where between 1/8" to no larger than 3/8". The machine quilting took like 2 days about 6 hours total. Now it needs a name, my least favorite part. Suggestions?
I have been on a sewing streak (maybe because of the heat) and have 2 more quilts that need to be bound and lots of projects on the cutting board.
What are you working on this summer?



  1. Kelly que bonitas y alegres cestas.
    ¡¡Me encantan!!
    Buen fin de semana

  2. I love a lot your quilt Kelly and the fabric of the back is beautiful !
    I am working on the summer sew a long of Barb ! Perfect to reduce our scraps !
    Happy summer holidays !

  3. what pretty colors you always choose. I love your palette. Those geese are pretty enough to put up as is!!!Leeanna

  4. wee - I LOVE IT
    such a fun and vibrant quilt.
    Thank you for giving credit to the designer and fabrics. It is often overlooked.
    Your setting and choices make it yours and it is fabulous friend.

  5. Oh, these baskets! Be still my heart.:)

  6. That is so cute! Love the flying geese border it adds a lot to the center and visa versa!

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  8. Hello, I went by to say hello, since I've been disconnected from everything for a long time. As always I love your work. That I still think that they are not chapucillas, but great works. A kiss.

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