Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

This is my first year to enter the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. And I decided that my entry would be my interpretation of Bunny Hill’s 2009 BOM A Tisket A Tasket and which I named Baskets and Lace. I completed the blocks in December 2009 and the full quilt was completed in January 2010.

This was my first attempt at any kind of applique. I did fusible applique and was very pleased with the outcome. Then the baskets needed to become a quilt. I went through all my fabrics and shopped in several different fabric shops but nothing seemed right. Then one day I remembered a ream of lace I had bought several years ago. That lace was perfect for the sashing and then one of my stash fabrics looked perfect. I am always surprised that fabrics speak up at just the right time.

The quilting was free motion machine quilting. I varied the filler in the blocks and followed the lace pattern in the sashing. Because the border fabric was so busy I only quilted loops.

I always label my quilts and usually with a machine embroidered label. It is always fun to hunt through all the designs I have collected to find one that fits the front.

This quilt will be entered in it’s first quilt show November 11-13. The local quilt guild is putting on a quilt show so Baskets and Lace will be making it’s debut.

Be sure to head on over to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival to see the online quilt show.


  1. Great choice for your entry. I really love this quilt.

  2. It's stunning. I love the lace sashing

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  3. Your Tisket and Tasket quilt is a wonderful quilt and is very special with the lace.
    My entry in the Bloggers Quilt Festival is also a Tisket and a Tasket Quilt. I loved making it!!
    Take care and have more fun..

  4. I am soooo willing to adopt this quilt!!! (((((grin))))
    It is beautiful.

  5. Oooh, love your baskets! Enjoy the BQF!

  6. Pretty interpretation of A Tisket A Tasket.

  7. The lace looks great as the sashing. Beautiful work and a gorgeous quilt!

  8. This was a lovely block of the month. Love your choice of colours. The quilt looks great!


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