Thursday, January 5, 2012

The New Quilt in the Hoop

 UPDATE:  So sorry for any confusion.  If you want to find this pattern, it was published in the 2002 November/December issue of Fon's & Porter Love of Quilting Magazine!  It is NOT in the American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.

The new quilt in the hoop.  This is a Pat Sloan pattern published in an older issue of American Patchwork and Quilting (one of my long term subscriptions).  I actually bought the initial fabric to make this quilt approximately three years ago, very carefully matched all my supporting fabrics to that special fabric, and then determined that I couldn't use my first fabric anywhere in the quilt.  At all.  Not the first time that has happened to me, but it always manages to disappoint and surprise me.  I decided it was too wonderful to use for backing fabric and finally squeezed it into another quilt top later on.  Why oh why can I not 'see' my quilts from start to finish?  This is one of the very few patterns I did not add extra borders onto, mostly because it seemed perfect as is.  Hopefully the hand quilting will go smoothly.  I plan to use a Sulky thread I usually have to use Beeswax with so it may go slower than usual.  One of these days I plan to get brave and try Perle cotton.:)
These are the basket blocks I completed over the holidays (+ one that didn't get in the picture).  I am finally to the point where I have less than 100 baskets blocks left to applique before I can move on to the appliqued setting triangles!!  Progress is being made in leetle tiny bites at a time.*wink

8 comments:

  1. Hi Audrey, lovely quilt to put in the hoop, and I'm getting ready to start on those baskets as well. Looks like there's lots of prepping to do? and I haven't decided how to prep the applique - how did you do it?

    cheers,
    heidi

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  2. The Be Thankful quilt is gorgeous! I can't wait to see that completed.

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  3. I'm so glad other people appreciate this quilt!

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  4. The "Be Thankful" quilt is a very good design. The colors are my style.

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  5. I love baskets and whimsical both, so this was fun to make.:)

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  6. I love your version of my "Be Thankful"!

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  7. I love your quilt! I am in the middle of hang quilting one using the same pattern. I put it away along time ago, thank you for the jog in my memory...I must go get it out and finish. : )

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  8. I think the funky tall baskets totally make this quilt, plus the cozy, comforting colors. It's been one of my favorites to hand quilt.:)

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