Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Butterscotch Baskets Quilt

Hello Everyone,

On Monday, my friend Barbara brought in her finished Butterscotch Basket quilt for me to see. Barbara changed the colors up a bit and added black to her pinwheels and baskets.  This is a wonderful change.

Barbara is a "finisher."  Once she begins a quilt, she sticks with it until it's matter what!

Butterscotch Baskets

Beth Hummel from Livermore, is Barbara's machine quilter and she did an extraordinary job.  The quilt was so amazing on the back, that it's almost reversible.

Barbara came to my retreat at the cabin this summer and made this quilt called Anna's Mountain designed by Denise Sheehan.  This quilt is also in the finished column.  I always have my camera ready when Barbara emails me and says she has something to show me.  I know it's going to be good.

Anna's Mountain

My favorite thing to do at the shop is selecting fabrics and making kits.  This beautiful selection of fat 1/8's......

.....turned into little kits for my October Magic pattern.  The finished kits will be available for sale by Tuesday at In Between Stitches.  I just have to add some background fabrics and border material. I'll post the finished kits next week.

You could cast a magic spell and have this wall hanging completely finished by Halloween....well maybe not this year....but what about next year?

October Magic

I'm whipping up some magic of my own today at my sewing machine. I'm seeing RED as in Midwinter Red, and that's all I'm going to say.  Pictures tomorrow.



  1. Such beautiful quilts and quilting. Love all the fabrics you are pulling for kits. Fall is my favorite season and I love the colors of fall. That wall hanging is gorgeous!!

  2. Your post is so exciting! Love the Butterscotch quilt that your friend made...the black is great with it. Your fabric kits are gorgeous...great selections! I've never seen fabric folded so well!

    1. The folds are done so well, I was able to recreate a kit after my beautiful dog Abbey got a hold of it!!!!!

  3. Barbara's quilts are wonderful and so are the fabrics you've been pulling. Can't wait to see your red project.

  4. Love Midwinter Red, I purchased a bunch of that material, can't wait to see what you're working on....