Sunday, September 8, 2019

Buds in The Basket......A Quilty Finish!



A beautiful welcome to all you lovely lovelies.

Today I am the bearer of good news....well at least for me. After about six months of machine piecing, hand appliqueing and hand quilting, my Buds in a Basket quilt is finished!! YAY!! So very excited.

This quilt embraces all that I love; a gathering of sweet 1930 prints,  pretty baskets  and  of course,  flowers. This quilt oozes scrappylicious loveliness, my very favourite type of quilt.


If you have been reading along from the beginning of the fashioning of this sweet quilt you will recall I found this book what seems a lifetime ago and was saving the pattern Buds in a Basket for a rainy day.


Little bud by little bud, basket by basket, I stitched and stitched on my little vintage Bernina until all the sweet baskets were joined in rows to form the quilt.


When it came to the quilting of this pretty I decided I definitely wanted to hand quilt. Hand quilting can sometimes seem painfully slow and sometimes.....just sometimes I wondered if indeed I was ever going to stitch the very last stitch and see a finished quilt on the bed; but after months of stitching straight lines up and down and up again.......my pretty is finished! I love the quilting in this quilt, both straight lines and diagonal lines alternating in opposite direction in consecutive rows. The diagonal quilting gives the quilt a gorgeous texture. When it came to quilting the border I decided simple straight lines of quilting would be perfect. I chose a soft pink Kona solid for the binding as the background of the floral border fabric is pink. I think the pink binding adds a soft touch.





Just look at all those happy, little yellow, trumpet-like daffodils heralding Spring! Though still a wee bit chilly for my liking the sight of these bulbs swaying in the breeze whisper to me that perhaps warmer weather and sunshine is on its way down here. I just have to be patient.



Now that my Buds in the Basket is on my bed, I must say the gorgeous texture and bright and happy baskets do greet me with a quilty smile each morning when I wake up. Why, I do believe sleep is just that little bit more blissful when one spends those sleepy hours exploring  the land of Nod, snuggled under a squishy squashy handmade quilt.




Another quilt completed. Why I do declare there is something in the water down here at the bottom of the world. Within the last six months I have stitched not one, but two quilts from the first stitch to the very last.....why I never!! It probably will never happen again. =) Another quilt oozing scrappyness and loveliness to add to that scrappy pile of mine. Love, love, love scrappy quilts!



Puddles and puddles of scrappy quilts......ahh.....bliss!!

Anyway, thank you for visiting my happy little place. You always delight me with your beautiful visits. You have sprinkled sunshine to what was a rather chilly and overcast Sunday. Ahh.....Spring.....where are thou??

Until the next time..........




Linking up this week to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Alycia's Finished or Not Friday and Wendy at Wendy's Quilts and More Peacock Party.


60 comments:

  1. Congratulation !!!! Your quilt is a real beauty !!!!!
    And the picture, lovely !!!!!
    I smile when I saw that your sewing machine is a Bernina :) Swiss like me ;)
    Have a shinny and creative week !
    Hug
    Anna

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    1. That quilt is gorgeous! I am amazed that you quilted it so quickly.

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  3. What a beautiful, beautiful quilt, Kim. Looks equally lovely on your bed and out in your garden with the daffodils.

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  4. What a lovely quilt--I love that pattern...and the fabrics you chose are just perfect for that! It looks beautiful on your bed...nice work hugs, Julierose

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  5. Very nice! To me a hand quilted quilt just seems softer and more cozy. Your baskets are so cute and I enjoyed seeing all the lovely pictures.

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  6. It is beautiful!! all the detail! and the fabrics you chose - They all come together into one amazing quilt!!

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  7. Love your buds in a basket, it is gorgeous, and as always your lovely pictures brighten my day!

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  8. Yeah! What a lovely finish to a lovely quilt. The hand-quilting is just what it needed and looks fabulous. Six months...!! Two quilts...!! I believe 6 YEARS would be more my style. :) Tell me, when you quilted this baskets quilt, how did you baste it? I also would like to know how you went about doing the stitching...as in...did you hand quilt straight lines between the rows first, did you hand quilt around the quilt before doing any of the inside work. Any information about the process will make me a happy camper. lol

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  9. Congratulations!Stunning job...So adorable!You are a great artist,Kim!Feast for the eyes...Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much, lovely Maristella. Kim Xx

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  10. It looks lovely on the old bed. I have a single Irish Chain quilt on my bed. It is the last one I hand quilted and have often wondered why I don't hand quilt any more. Maybe because you need to actually finish something first.

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  11. I LOVE your quilt, she's just beautiful, make me want to start one today!!! The quilting is lovely, I will definitely refer back to your posts whenever I'm ready to quilt mine. Thank you so much for sharing! Now, what's next, back to your flower garden quilt?

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  12. Wow! This quilt is amazing! The photos you arrange are a delight to the eye. I love it! :-)

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  13. Congratulations on your finish. Such a pretty creation, no wonder you're tickled pink by it!

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  14. Total gorgeousness! I love it! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!
    Love the photos of the piles of scrappy quilts!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  15. Congratulations, your sweet basket quilt is gorgeous! Pretty quilting, and you deserve to sleep under it!

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  16. Oh your quilt is ever so cute. It is one of my favorite styles too. Love the colors and combinations you put together. Once again I am trying to climb out of all this medical stuff surrounding - it has been five months now since I was in the hospital and many things still not resolved, but I keep plugging ahead. I am going to try again to catch up with my favorite blogs and maybe do a little blogging myself. Love all the photos - you are so great at staging the photos and getting such wonderful views. Happy spring my dear, we are beginning to enter the rain and chillier season - though this past week had some gloriously warm days that we could spend on the deck.

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  17. Hi Kim oh wow your new quilt is so pretty,such beautiful work,well done my friend on your stunning finish xx

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  18. What a beautiful quilt. I love the colours and the pattern, you've chosen. It looks so nice on the bed. Congratulation on this great work.

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    1. Thank you, Thelma for your beautiful visit and generous comments. You have delighted my day. Kim Xx

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  19. Another wonderful finish on one of your quilts. So colorful and pretty. Love the hand quilting. Two finishes in a short amount of time. Well done. Perfect for your upcoming Spring!

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. Yes the finishing of my pretty quilt is perfect timing for Spring.....when of course Spring decides to show up. =) Thank you for your sweet visit. Kim Xx

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  20. Your Buds in a Baskets is such a lovely quilt! I love the pretty color and sweet design. It looks like you had fun photographing it, too!

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  21. Hi Kim, your basket quilt is fantastic. So much colour and joy in one quilt :-) Congratulations.

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  22. Oh how beautiful your squishy squashy handmade quilt is! It really really is! The border did it, I think - brought all the scrappy goodness together in all the right ways. I love it!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Yes I think the fabric for the border is perfect, though at the time I did dither a lot whether or not to use it. So glad I decided to. Kim Xx

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  23. Hi Kim your quilt is wonderful well worth all the work
    Best wishes Kay c x

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    1. Thank you so much, Kay. Yes, when I see my pretty quilt resting on my bed all the work is well worth while. Have a beautiful week, lovely Kay. Kim Xx

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  24. Oh my! Speaking of pretties “Buds in the Basket” deserves a pretty award! So bright and cheery. The diagonal hand quilted rows are quite complimentary. It is a delight to see a finished quilt for which it was intended on the bed :-) In regards to scrappy quilts, I say the more scraps the better. Enjoy your long-awaited Spring.

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  25. That is a beautiful quilt. It looks so nice on the bed. Daffodils! It means that spring must be coming soon!

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  26. So pretty Kim! You truly are an inspiration! Margie/was NY now Tennessee

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    1. Hello lovely Margie in Tennessee! =) I kinda got used to beaming my reply comments to you in NY. Your sweet visit and comments have made me smile....thank you. Enjoy a beautiful week in your new home. Kim Xx

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  27. Dear Kim, your finished quilt is another masterpiece!! The miriade of colors contained in each basket is a feast for the eyes! What a delight it must be to walk into your room with this lovely to greet you. And yes, it is VERY impressive that you’ve finished TWO beautiful quilts in one year! I’m loving your colorful stack of beauties!!! I’m wishing your fingers a bit of rest and relaxation this week but I doubt they will remain idle for long.... ☺️ Zenda

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  28. first and foremost...send me some of that water, PLEASE!!! the finished quilt is gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!! how in the world did you hand stitch all of those lines, so straight and so beautifully?!?! i really like this design, and the colors.....and how rewarding it must feel to see that pile of finished quilts, sitting on that shelf!!

    your daffodils are so pretty, it will be a long while before we see ours!! i enjoyed seeing your floral wall behind the bed. the quilt fits perfectly!!

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  29. Oh my word, Kim, all your quilts are fabulous, but this one just rugged at my heartstrings!! The fabrics that you chose are just perfect. No wonder you sleep so well under that beauty! What a great job you did, and now you have Spring to look forward to. What’s your next project, my friend?? 😘

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  30. Beautiful!!!! This one is on my list for 2020! I must clean up all of my applique UFO's first. I would like to start off 2020 with all things completed. You did a beautiful job on this quilt. I was blessed to find a book when you first started the project and there are not too many left, if any!

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  31. Ever since I saw that quilt at Myra's blog I've wanted to make it - I even bought the book! Yours is so charming - love it. Now tell me is that fabric or wall paper on your wall? That's so wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  32. Thanks for a double delight: your gorgeous flower basket quilt and the cheerful array of daffodils. As you head into spring we are heading into fall. The daffs are a reminders that I will get to enjoy your photos of your beautiful gardens to distract me from the white stuff I'll find outside my own windows.
    Pat

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  33. Your quilt is so darling and extra sweet in that charming bedroom!

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  34. This is really special...and handquilting is really a Lost Art! Lovely fabrics and such a wonderful balance in your squares...! Gorgeous!

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    1. I understand why hand quilting isn't done as much these days....it does seem to take forever; but the lovely texture to a hand quilted quilt, I think, far surpasses that of a machine quilted one. Thank you, Sandi, for your beautiful comments. Kim Xx

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  35. Beautiful Kim. All that hand quilting is just superb and so perfect for the design. I love too that the deep border is just so perfect for your bed. Stunning. xx

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  36. Oh my dear Kim, what a lovely and beautiful quilt, so many working hours are in this, but it is certainly worth it, it is stunning !!!
    When I see that awesome quilt, the monster with green eyes comes to see. ;-))
    You have even made two quilts and both are so beautiful, they are perfect!

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    1. Haha.....are you a little pea green, Loes? =) Thank you for your beautiful comments. Your sweet visit has sprinkled happiness to my day. Kim Xx

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  37. Congratulations on a job well done. The quilt is beautiful. What a pleasure it is for you to be able to snuggle under this beauty with a good book before slumber land.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. Snuggling under this pretty quilt, with a book in hand before nodding off to slumber land is bliss. Kim Xx

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  38. Your quilt is a stunning piece, Kim, demonstrating not just your love for stitching, but also your unwavering patience and dedication! I am sure your heart (and soul) fills with pleasure every time you lay eyes upon it! You should be very proud with this gorgeousness!

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  39. Fabulous finish for your "Buds in the Basket" quilt.
    It looks lovely on your bed. So bright and beautiful, Kim!

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    1. Thank you, Dixie, for gifting me with your sweet visit and lovely comments. It is always a delight to have you visit my little place. Kim Xx

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  40. It is absolutely stunning & beautiful Kim. It does not seem like 6 months since you started it - I well remember when you first showed us the book & fabrics. You must be so chuffed to have it all done & on your bed. How would I ever get to sleep in such a beautiful bedroom - I would be up all night looking at the pretties, the wallpaper & fingering those gorgeous quilts. Have a lovely day my friend xxx

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  41. Your quilt is gorgeous! All of your beautiful hand quilting just makes it shine. And your photos outside are so pretty.... the daffodils, the rolling hills... wow!

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  42. Wow, wow and WOW! So pretty and such perfect stitching. How accomplished you must feel to add another finished gorgeous quilt to the pile. The world is doing a flip-flop again and we are having very cool nights and mornings and sunny warm days. I have been buying boots and sweaters to be ready for the chill. It's fun to think you are doing just the opposite!!

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  43. lovely. You do such beautiful work. Very talented.
    Marion

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    1. You are so very kind, Marion, thank you♥ I hope you are enjoying a pleasant week. Thank you for your sweet visit. Kim Xx

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  44. Kim - congratulations. You have truly managed to bring the loveliness of your garden into your house, and it fits in perfectly with your bedframe. It will bring you joy and warmth for years to come!

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  45. Oh Kim how exciting!!! It is just beautiful, love the fabric you picked to border it all too, and it looks fabulous no matter how you display it but it does look like a perfect fit for your bed, I am sure it brings a smile when you go to sleep at night and when you wake in the morning to see all your wonderful work turned into such a gorgeous work of art! Wow that hand quilting is just beautiful and I know the work that goes into that, a very work of Love!!
    With your flowers coming up spring has got to be very close, we are still dealing with the 90's and heat index in the 100's, I can't breathe in this stuff, I hope we get Autumn temps soon :)

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  46. What a darling quilt. It seems to take forever but then, eventually, it's finished! And you love it all the more for the extra handwork.

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  47. I love scrappy quilts, 30s reproductions and hand quilting too. Congrats on the finish. It's a beauty. What I really really love is that wall behind the bed. Is that all your artwork? I had something like that in mind for the spare bedroom using old seed catalog covers and old floral postcards.

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