Monday, June 20, 2011

What Was I Thinking!

It has been a while since I have posted.  Lots of life has happened.

I did finally finish my basket quilt.  As I mitered the last border on it yesterday and laid it out on the floor so I could see it,  I could only think ....what in the world was I thinking!  I only wanted a table topper from this fabric, but it kept growing and growing and growing, until finally it emerged into this 95 x 100 queen size quilt.

I think I also possess enough scraps from the fabric to make at least a 40 x 40 table topper.  Is this what is called "two for one"?







I told my quilter the first of January I would have it to her by the 15th, and could she get it back to me by the middle of February.  Hah!  I was beginning to think I meant next year!

Anyway, it is finally finished and I just love it!  Hope you do too!

19 comments:

Charlene S said...

It is beautiful!

QuiltSwissy said...

The borders are amazing!
glen

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Perry, It is a beauty! I love it! Wow...is all I can say.

Penny said...

I think your basket quilt is beautiful! The fabrics for the baskets, background & border you've selected/used are so beautiful together I can understand why it just grew & grew to Queen size!! Love it!! Thank you for sharing!

Carol said...

It's awesome...love all those baskets!

sophie said...

Gorgeous!

Quilty Conscience said...

I truly admire your small baskets. Good job! Toni

MB in MI said...

It's a stunner! simply beautiful!!

Paula said...

LOVE it!!! And, a topper too, can't wait to see it when your done. :)

AnnieO said...

I agree with everyone else--it is beautiful! What a treasure it will be to grace any size bed.

Maybe you can try for a nine-patch and then when it triples it will only be a table-topper, lol!

Shasta said...

It's beautiful, and deserves to be big enough for everyone to see!

ranette said...

What an amazing quilt Perry! I'm glad it grew and grew....lol
I'm excited to see it quilted.

Angie said...

I LOVE IT!!!! It is a beauty!

Yvonne said...

It's awesome!

quiltmom said...

Nice to see your newest project- you do such beautiful work- I love the border too.
Hope all is well with Aud and that you have survived the renos.
I will look forward to seeing the table topper too( I would so do that too- make enough blocks for two quilts)
Warmest regards,
Anna

Vicky said...

That quilt is the most gorgeous one I've seen in a very long time. You know what -- I WANT IT!!! lol Good job, sweetie!

Sharie - Moss Bluff said...

It is gorgeous. I love it. I love that fabric. I have thought of buying it if I could get it on sale. :-) It would be nice to make the table topper to match, or pillowcases would be nice too......

Candace said...

That is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen, and how good that you still may end up with your table topper too, lol.

Judy said...

Absolutely amazing! I love it!