Woo Hoo, look what's home from the quilter!
It's Door County Cherry Baskets, aka, Done Pickin', Lifetime Quilt Number 75. The pattern, Door County Cherry Baskets, is in the book Summer Gatherings by Lisa Bongean and Carole Charles.
It's so hard to get a good picture of the quilting on a quilt!
Here's a close up that should help. The background fabric is heavily quilted and the basket and cherry pieces are outlined so they just pop out of the quilt.
Here's the back, it gives you a little better idea of the jaw dropping quilting on this top.
This amazing quilt job was done by the talented Linda Hrcka, over at The Quilted Pineapple. You are probably used to seeing Linda's quilt work on Lisa Bongean, of Primitive Gatherings, projects. I'm thrilled and very appreciative that Linda was able to squeeze this quilt into her busy schedule.
I loved this quilt when I sent it to Linda to be quilted, but I love it even more now that it's home. The quilting adds so much to the overall look of the quilt, and the quilt designs are a perfect fit for this style of quilt.
Linda is going to blog about all the details of quilting this top on her blog today, for more detail click here.
For more detail on the specifics of this quilt go to Lifetime Quilt Number 75 on my First 100 Quilts tab or click here. I went back and read my blog posts where I talked about piecing this quilt and if you're in the mood for a laugh, you've got to read about the day I went crazy trying to come up with the perfect placement of each one of those basket blocks. Even I think I was wound a little tight that particular day. But the quilt looks great, so maybe I'm crazy like a fox!
My FQS Thelma bundle has still not arrived! I continue to hear from other folks that they have received their bundles and like it, I'm so relieved, but there's nothing like seeing it myself to totally convince me that the reds are a nice mix. I did get one comment that said, "I really like the beiges", I'm trying not to let that worry me!
I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day, and remember, if your Valentine doesn't step up to the plate to make your day special, there's nothing stopping you from making it special yourself.