Thursday, September 29, 2011

Next Up . . . . .

I'm back, did ya miss me?

So really, how long did you think it would be before I started another red quilt after finishing my Red and White Tribute quilt, a year, a month, one project . . .

If you figured not very long at all you would be right, James River Blues is done and this is the project that will be consuming my time for the foreseeable future.

This pattern is Door County Cherry Baskets and is in the book Summer Gatherings by Lisa Bongean and Carole Charles. (Lisa is The Lisa of Primitive Gatherings fame and her blog header is this basket quilt!)
Door County is in Wisconsin and I spent last week in Wisconsin, checking out quilt shops and visiting with friends, so I thought this would be a great time to work on this quilt. Although, technically, cherry picking time runs mid-July to mid-August in Door County Wisconsin. I'm a little late with my cherry picking.

I pulled all the fabric for this project from my stash, so you know what that means, YES, it's a free quilt!!

Here are my background fabrics.

I'm going with over 100 different fabrics in this project and it took days and days to cut all my pieces. Now I'm on to the assembly portion of this project. (finally, hurray!)

And here's my inspiration block! The pattern calls for 99 blocks, I don't think there's that many cherries at my house, I'm thinking maybe I'll be needing a few fewer baskets.

I have some pictures to share of my Wisconsin Shop Hop and am still pushing for an official name change for Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Company's Schnibbles pattern Bibelot. I stand by my original notion that this pattern should be named "T" Stands for Thelma. I'm not sure what it will take to get this done but rest assured I'm on the job!!

Stop back by for further updates!!

( Hey Sinta - there's no room on this bandwagon for any other "T" names!! )


  1. I so much admire your self discipline to cut all that fabric before sewing. I have to cut a little, sew a little, press a little, talk a little, etc and my sewing area is always such a mess! This just looks so organized and happy...enjoy!

  2. I will gladly sign a petition for the name change :-) Love your inspiration block!

  3. OMG! Sewing that many little baskets will be a lot of work, good for you! It will be beautiful when you get it done. I'd vote for change it to Thelma!

  4. Love it, love it, love it. I'm with you - there are not enough red quilts in this world. It is so beautiful!

  5. I'll sign the petition ;o) Love your next quilt already - the 'pile of pieces' photos you take always make me slightly envious!!

  6. Love your organization! This will be so beautiful. Did you notice that you have the same print twice in your basket? I've certainly bought the same piece twice myself!

  7. Oh what a beauty! You are certainly organized~ happy stitching!!

  8. It's going to be beautiful as ever! You are such a talent!!Have fun!!

  9. Monet and Picasso both had "red periods" in their artwork. So it's ok to embrace this phase.
    I love basket quilts... this is going to be just stunning!
    Now, you wouldn't have me making each of my boys a T quilt and telling them that it stands for Thelma, would you???

  10. Of course, we missed you! I love your fabric staging shelves - at least that's what I all them. I can't imagine having enough stash to pull 100 fabrics fun that are just background and reds. I'm trying to remember if I've seen any "flash your stash" photos and I don't think I have.

  11. This quilt will be beautiful! You are so organized. I can't wait to see your shop hop pics!

  12. Beautiful block! Such a lovely pattern too, can't wait to watch this one come together!

  13. Ooooo! I like it. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Welcome back.

  14. Doesn't it feel great to get the cutting done! Onto the fun.....this is gonna be a great quilt.
    And speaking of Lisa.....she has a giveaway going on over at her place!

    Happy Sewing

  15. I love it. Good luck with it. It'll be gorgeous. I agree, the pattern should be called T or at least "Thelma".

  16. I think I'd have to say basket quilts are my favorite; and since red is my favorite color, I think your quilt will be a winner. Thelma, your taste is terrific; and you are so inspiring.

  17. Maybe instead of the schnibble name, you can wait and have the full-size quilt named "T is for Thelma".

    Can't wait to see your baskets in progress!


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