Monday, October 12, 2020

Design Wall Monday - October 11, 2020

Good Morning Quilters!

My Buds in a Basket quilt is finished and I am stoked.  Here are some pictures of “Buds in a Basket”:



 


My custom long arm quilter is Joyce Brenner, who just moved from Manistee, Michigan to the Lansing area.  I think she did a fabulous job!
















Changes I made to the pattern:  I added another basket to each row, and my quilt measures 76.5 wide and 79.5 long.  I know some added wider borders to also make their quilt bigger.  The pattern by Sachiko Yasuda, is from the book "A Bouquet of Quilts" and finishes at 70" by 82 3/4".  I don't think I made my outermost white border as wide as the original quilt.  I think at the point I was making the outer two borders, I didn't even look at the book and just forged ahead.  

A second note that I would share about making this quilt:  When I started it years ago, I was new to quilting and was "by the book" with every little thing.  I put each round circle and leaf in exactly the same place in each basket.  If I was starting it today, I would place the buds and leaves randomly in each basket, and relax a little bit.  LOL

 Here are some pictures of other Buds in a Basket from the internet:










Did you see that one quilter left one basket empty?  All are beautiful, and I am so glad to join them with a finished quilt.  I even put a label on mine, as I showed you last week.  Patting myself on the back.

Re labels:  Several people have commented that they thought the laser printer labels would wash out in the washing machine.  I am researching the issue further, and have painted a label with a clear fixative after printing it, and will now wash it several times to test the process.  Stay tuned for my results.

Looking forward to seeing what you have on your design wall this week.  I so enjoy seeing everyone's pictures.....and you don't actually have to have a design wall.  Just show us what you are working on.  Please mention my blog and encourage people to come here and link up.  As usual, I ask that you put a link to this particular blog post somewhere within your post.  Have a great week!




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19 comments:

Preeti said...

Buds in Basket is a darling quilt. Love the vintage look.

Frog Quilter said...

Your baskets and blooms quilt is BEAUTIFUL. If you ever tire of I I can give it a home where it will be loved!!!

Kate said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! It's always such a nice feeling to get an older UFO off the list.

On the labels, I've used ink jet printers for my labels for years and I've never had any problems with the print on the labels coming off with washings. Sometimes they do fade just a bit, but all of mine are still readable.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I love your Buds in a Basket, she's a beauty for sure! I'm going to bookmark this post so I can refer back to it in the future. The last time I was shopping, I did buy some larger 30's flowered fabrics to use in my quilt. I'm not starting yet but hopefully maybe next year. Happy stitching!

Julierose said...

What a stunning finish on your baskets--great work hugs, Julierose

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh My - that is a stunner!!!

Ramona said...

Your finish is gorgeous. I enjoyed watching the progress on this quilt over the years. Congrats! on such a beautiful quilt finish.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You did an absolute job on this quilt! It is Beautiful and love your border and quilting. Congrats! This one is on my bucket list! Bought the pattern when you first started posting about it! Love it! Hugs

LA Paylor said...

that quilt is SO SO pretty. I love it, now I want to make it! Crikey! I have so many projects but it's really just the kind of quilt I love
LeeAnna

Bonnie said...

Oh that is a wonderful quilt. I had to laugh and commiserate with you on how exact you were when you first started quilting. I would have done the same thing. As to labels. About 10 years ago I bought several different fabric sheets designed to make labels. I then printed the same label with a photograph on all of them. The one that did the best was Electric Quilt's basic cotton sheets. I haven't tried Bubble Jet or other fixatives. I'd be interested to see how they do.

Kat Scribner said...

I love your Buds in a Basket quilt. iT IS SO Charming with the 30's prints.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What a beauty your basket quilt is! Thanks for the close ups; so nice to see those lovely fabrics and quilting lines.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Judy! Congratulations on such a beautifully finished quilt... so much sewing in that treasure!
The quilting is lovely too!

Cindy Quilts said...

Lovely quilt.

Sara said...

Your basket quilt is a real beauty!!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous finish! I love the other versions too. I'm very interested in how your label experiment comes out--I'm very bad about getting that last detail onto my quilts.

Betty said...

I bought the book "A Bouquet of Quilts" because of this pattern, but I have not made it yet. Your quilt is beautiful! I will need to find the book and get started.
Betty C in Mass.

Rebecca Grace said...

It looks great, Judy, and I love how Joyce quilted it for you! Your baskets appear to be lined up neatly on shelves. Congratulations on your lovely finish!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Judy, what a gorgeous quilt! Isn't it amazing how we change and get a little more carefree about our quilting as we age or perhaps as we know what we're doing! Congratulations on your finish. Take care.