Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Tisket A Tasket and a Giveaway

This quilt was finished recently. I have bound it in the green fabric and added a hanging sleeve too. I am very happy with the overall look of the blocks, all of which have different backgrounds befitting the seasonal sampler blocks.

I absolutely love the deep burgundy floral border. It doesn't at all look 1980's-ish as many florals do. Rather than compete with the florals, I quilted the border simply with a beadboard pattern. It is clean and simplifies the quilt, where the blocks and sashing have much going on. Here's a look at a few of my favorite blocks...
July...complete with the Canadian flag (client is not from the US!)
My personal favorite, June...with nice rays of sunshine shining through the pretty flowers.
April, with a sweet bunny rabbit and eggs.
October, with a black cat and pumpkin. I added the spiders hanging from the spider webs in the background.
And November, with a pretty feathery background.
And I have just learned of a fantastic giveaway over at Jackie's site. Have you ever wanted the AccuCutter?...I sure have. Boy would I love to get this. Go have a look - the giveaway is for a few more days.
Have a good week!~


solomi558 said...

I remember these blocks , I printed them off . It looks absolutely superb , congratulations .

I have posted a part finished shabby roses quilt this afternoon . It is a free pattern from Jenny of Elefantz .

My surname is Solomi.!!!!-----------cottonreel

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my Margaret, your quilting on this Tisket A Tasket quilt is stunning!!!

Thanks for visiting me and commenting on my Fall smocking. I just simply love smocked dresses on little girls. :)

Ms. Jan said...

Your quilting astounds me every time I see it, Margaret. Keep sharing!