Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dawn to Dusk

 
Hello Everyone,
 
Yesterday I was at my sewing machine from dawn to dusk......it will probably be like that again today.  For the Love of Baskets is now officially a flimsy.
 

 
Luckily I purchased two more yards of the border fabric recently from The Country Cloth Shop in Angels Camp.  I needed the extra yardage to make sure the directional borders were all going in the same direction. Things like that drive me absolutely crazy and it has to be perfectly lined up.  (I guess my obsessive compulsive disorder kicks into overdrive when it comes to alignment!) 


Time for War and Peace to come off the bookshelf and hold the quilt on the railing.  I always knew that book would be good for something. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice is also giving me a helping hand holding the quilt. Now that's a hand I'll hold anytime!


It appears that I'm a fan of the University of Michigan colors.....blue and gold. Just about every football teams color is in this quilt, from the Oregon Ducks to the Florida Gators.  The blue and the gold just happened to win the battle of the border.

Today I'll make a pieced backing and use up yards of scraps.  I'll also get the binding made.  I have to set my booth up at the Amador Valley Quilt Show exactly two weeks from tomorrow.  It's going to be an intense two weeks!  Once the show is over, I think I'll hibernate for awhile.  No quilting, no blogging, only reading, relaxing and hiking in the woods.  Oh that sounds so good!

Soon,
Lynn

18 comments:

  1. That gold band really makes the quilt pop. I look forward to seeing how you quilt it.

    Two weeks off from quilting? That would be punishment to me. LOL! I guess it's because I can only really play on the weekend.

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  2. Strike up the band...it's a WINNER!!
    P

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  3. That is an absolutely gorgeous quilt! I love all the colors and who doesn't love a good basket quilt!

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  4. Great job Lynn !!! The gold sashing really makes it pop and the blue border is just perfect ! Just beautiful ! Looking forward to seeing your progress after today :-D

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  5. Wow. This quilt is spectacular. I love it. The baskets look so pretty, and the blue and gold borders were the perfect choice.

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  6. Ohh....I don't need any chocolate today, Lynn, I have eye candy to satisfy my sweet tooth! I would have never thought to it all together with that stunning cheddar border! I think you've earned a long break after all your hard work! Better shore up your booth because there will be hoards wanting to get a close look!
    Cheers!

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  7. Wowzer, I love that border, it is just rich and gorgeous!!

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  8. Oh.My.Goodness---this quilt is absolutely GORgeous :)

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  9. It's gorgeous...and I'm laughing! You not quilt for two weeks?!?!?! That's the funniest thing I've heard all week!
    That next great quilt inspiration is just waiting for you to slow down and notice that it's been hanging around waiting it's turn! Before you know it the pencils and sketchbook will be blazing away with creativity again!

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  10. It's beautiful. How do you intend to quilt the little baskets? Have lots of breaks while you are quilting so you don't overdo it. Good luck.

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  11. "For the Love of Baskets" is just beautiful!!! I love your practice FMQ blocks!! It is going to be just lovely!!

    Bless the work of your hands!!

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  12. Looks fantastic Lynn.You couldn't have picked a better sashing and border.
    You deserve a nice long break after all that work and quilting still to be done.
    Julia ♥

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  13. Lynn, your baskets pop even more with that beautiful border fabric. The blue and gold are scrumptious!

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  14. That is even more beautiful with the borders on.

    I bet you can't keep to the "no quilting, no blogging" hibernation thing for 2 weeks though!

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  15. That is really a beautiful quilt!!!!!

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  16. Very, very pretty, Lynn. Would you mind showing us your pieced backing though? I am curious about what you do there.

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  17. I love it.Yes I would love to see the back too so many quilters are piecing the backs and I love that idea.

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