Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday basket sewing

Today was the day for sewing my basket quilt together.

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Step one was to rotary cut all the basketblocks to the correct size.

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Step two was to start doing a layout and start sewing it together.

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But what…..no sewingmachine!!!  I am waiting for my new Janome Horizon coming late january.  My “old” sewingmachine is sold and is packed in its box ready to travel.

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But luckily I still have my “very old” Janome 4800 that still works perfect.  I actually had forgotten how good it is.  Of course Rusken has to supervise all the sewing.

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And the quilt starts to grow…..

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and grow…….

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Rusken is always giving me a helping paw with the layout

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and he is supervising it all the time

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I had counted the number of blocks over and over again, but still I was wondering if I had made all or to many blocks.  But I had the exact number to sew the quilt together.

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And now the quilt is hanging in my sewing room just to be admired.  I really love it.  Have always wanted to make a red and white quilt and I love baskets.  Now I have to decide whether I am going to handquilt it or machinequilt it.  Think it will be machinequilted when I get my new sewingmachine and have tried it out on other projects. 

Now I am doing a happy dance having this top finished, and later I will relax with some english paperpiecing while watching a good movie.

Saying for today:

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63 comments:

Med kjæleik til livet said...

wow - kor flinke du er ;)

monikasmil

Annik-Snor said...

Fantastisk flott og inspirerende.

anne bebbington said...

This is absolutely lovely May - I love red and white quilts and this is a real beauty

Diana Schmitz / Quiltecke said...

wow, looks very nice

heartsease54 said...

This is really beautiful May. I have enjoyed watching the progress on this one and I think it turned out just perfect-maybe because of your expert supervision. Congratulations on finishing this top!

Terry said...

Your basket quilt is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on getting the top done! :0)

Elin said...

Må berre beundre innsatsviljen din, herlighet for ein dag! Og for eit nydeleg teppe! Dette blir vel kremen i ei elles flott samling!

Mad about Craft said...

Absoluately beautiful!!!!

You are inspiring me to make a basket quilt, but in civil war fabrics

Ann-Mari said...

Flott arbeid og et nydelig resultat. Du har all grunn til å være fornøyd med dette teppet.

Nicola said...

Oh May Britt this quilt is absolutely beautiful!

De said...

Simply Stunning!

Butterfly said...

Dette er virkelig et flott stykke arbeid! Får litt lyst til å begynne på det selv....

MEEEN jeg får holde meg til å avslutte noen prosjekter en liten stund ;0)

Gleder meg til du får ny symaskin, den er bare så fin :0) Håper den innfrir forventningene ♥

Ha en fortsatt fin søndagskveld og ha en flott uke :0)

klem fra Yvonne

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning, May Britt! I have very much enjoyed watching the progress of this project.

Sylvia said...

Your quilt looks so wonderful. Well done making all those little baskets!

Shabby Quilt said...

You are inspiring me. I have been receiving the block but haven't started yet. It is coming along lovely.

Josie said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt. I love the baskets and the medallion is beautiful. In red and white it's simply perfect!

Jo in TAS said...

Love, love , love it!

Gudveig HN said...

Det ble kjempelekkert!

TLC said...

A tisket a tasket, so many gorgeous baskets! I love it too! The saying for today is a favorite of mine. Congrats on your ne top!

TLC said...

A tisket a tasket, so many gorgeous baskets! I love it too! The saying for today is a favorite of mine. Congrats on your ne top!

Rita said...

Gratulerer med ett flott stykke teppe. Helt nydelig og for en tålmodighet!!

Siri Tullerusk said...

Dette ble utrolig vakkert, og jeg er stum av beundring over all håndsømmen!

margrethe.jaastad@live.no said...

Hei!
Oj men du må være en symaskin på høygir,som klarer å få alle de bitene perfekt sammen så kjapt,med hjeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp av din venn pus!Eg savner min janome 4800 enda,det var en makalaus god maskin,liker 7900,men.
Beste hilsen Quiltegleder Margrethe

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Utrolig flott ble teppet ditt! For et arbeid du har gjort på kort tid!
Nydelig!

Synthia said...

Spectacular! I also love red and white quilts and baskets and I "heart" your quilt. You are amazing!!!

Kate said...

Du verden å flott den ble May Britt.
Nydelige farger.....

Ha en fortsatt kreativ uke :-)

StarQuilt said...

Gratulerer. Du har vært kjempeflink.Nå fortjener du å begynne på noe nytt, ikke sant?

Karmen Sunshine said...

I am dying of envy at this very moment. Your quilt is a true work of art.
Karmen

Ullhärvan said...

Vilken flott quilt det blir!

Katie said...

Spectacular! :-)

Bonnie said...

Wonderful quilt - congratulations on a fantastic finish. Thanks to Rusken too for all the help.

Susan said...

No wonder you're pleased, it's magnificent. I would leave it out to enjoy too.

simplestitches said...

wow...that looks fantastic!...I think I really need to do a red and white quilt too

LuAnn said...

Oh May...it's a beautiful finish!

AnnieO said...

Oh, it is just so beautiful! Rusken did a good job of supervising the layout :)

Hanne said...

What a beautiful top! You have every reason to be proud :-)

mascanlon said...

So very beautiful May! You inspired to order the pattern and template and I have been sorting my blues and creams in a stack as I come across them. But I will come back to this post often to droll...lol.

Wilhelmiina said...

Wonderful!

FIONA said...

May Britt it is absolutely beautiful! Soooooo gorgeous - I love red quilts!!

Jutta(quilt) said...

It's so beautiful,

Jutta

Oddbjørg said...

Dette teppet er kjempefint! Må rett som det er stikke innom og se på bildene!

Ozjane said...

very lovely ...and maybe the saying for today is......you cannot have too many baskets!

bodilshobby.blogg.no said...

Nydelig! Jeg er virkelig imponert over hvor fort du har fått alle kurvene ferdig :-)

Pia said...

Du verden dette var vakkert!!
Takk for titten og ha en flott dag:-)

Wendz said...

May, your quilt is really beautiful. I look forward to see how you decide to quilt it.
I have been following your blog for a while and am so inspired by the items you make.

Elaine said...

congratulations on such a beautiful quilt! I love red and white quilts too and have one on my 'someday' list

Carolyn said...

This is just stunning...makes me want to sit by the fire and applique baskets now that the weather has gotten really cold!

Helen said...

It looks really lovely. I have been inspired to start making this quilt now from watching the Basket Quilt grow on your blog. Congratulations again. Helen

Stina Blomgren said...

Helt underbar!!!!!!
kviltstina at gmail dot com

Urmelche said...

Loved the colors when seeing the start of the baskets and middle block. But OH WOW, this is stunning piece and you did an out standing job. Love it!
Thank you for sharing

Käranån said...

Åååh...helt underbar! Du inspirerar mig verkligen till en röd/vit quilt! Jättefin!

sewkalico said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!!! Well done May Britt!

Julimond said...

Wonderful, your basket quilt.
A new sewingmachine, my dream. I have also Janome 4800 and i am still sewing on her since about 10 years. No problems. But the 7700 will be the Rolls Royce under all Machines.
Congratulation.
Greetings from Germany

Iris

jesop84 said...

Beautiful quilt!

Ondrea said...

WOW! Your basket quilt has been completed so very quickly. It looks absolutely gorgeous. A credit to you.

Sigrun said...

Denne blei helt fantastisk flott! Og litt av et stykke arbeid. Du er jammen dyktig.

Lena said...

Vilket jobb!!!!! Verkligen fantastiskt vacker!
Kram från Lena i Örebro, Sverige

debbie said...

Congratulations, your quilt is stunning. Well done, you should be so proud! debbie

Satu said...

Extremely Gorgeous Basket quilt, May-Britt! I can only admire... but of course it wouldn't be so gorgeous without your furry helper;o)

Karen said...

Simply stunning! It is definitely a quilt to be admired. Enjoy admiring your beautiful applique.

Quilter Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Liz - Moments said...

Magnificiant !!!!!

Annette said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! Just awesome May Britt!

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