Flowers and Baskets


Materials – 100% cotton fabric and 100% cotton thread

Machine pieced

Pieced: May 2011 – December 2012

Completed: 01/25/2015

Quilt finished: 55″ x 55″


I joined my local quilt shop’s block of the month in May, 2011 to learn new techniques and to meet more quilters in my community.  I finished the top within a reasonable time frame and am now sold on Block of the Month programs.  It’s on the docket to be quilted once my current projects are culled down a little bit.

Update as of 8/3/14

I pulled this out of the stash in May, 2014 to get it in queue for quilting.  I basted it and then packed it up again in preparation of moving.  Even though we’re still not totally unpacked (will we ever be?) I am getting bored with my current schedule of merely catching up on my BOMs.  So, I pulled it out and it is now sitting on my table ready for me to start quilting it.

I plan to quilt it with Black Aurifil 50/2 #2692.

Update as of 1/25/15

I used different colors in the quilting.  The in the flowers and baskets and black center blocks I used Black Aurifil 50/2 #2692. I quilted in the ditch on the black border, sashes, and in the flowers and basket blocks.  For the black center blocks, I did a big loop d’ loop because I didn’t want to make it stiff by overquilting.

In the gold triangles, I used Aurifil 50/2 #2140 and did spirals.

In the purple border, I used Aurifil 50/2 #1243 and followed the pattern on the fabric. Some times they turned out like a fluer de lis and in other cases looked like waves.  I think they turned out pretty good.

I used this quilt as a way to practice my FMQ.

I am gifting this to my mom as she expressed interest in it when she saw it while my family stayed with her in 2013/2014.


Flowers and Basket glue basted and ready for quilting May 26, 2014

Flowers and Basket
glue basted and ready for quilting
May 26, 2014

Flowers and Baskets 8/23/14

Flowers and Baskets

Quilting Flowers and Baskets October 4, 2014

Quilting Flowers and Baskets
October 4, 2014

Flowers and Baskets  in the machine 1/19/2015

Flowers and Baskets
in the machine

Flowers and Baskets Finished! 1/25/2015

Flowers and Baskets

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  14. That is a wonderful quilt to learn techniques on. How did the quilting with black on black go. Sounds daunting to me! Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.

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