Monday, April 14, 2014

Tisket a Tasket ,Posies in my Basket , A challenge completed :-)

In January 2013 my friend Lynda presented myself and other quilter friends with a challenge which she called Tisket a Tasket , Posies in my Basket and here it is a full year plus several months later and  I am just now getting to work on this challenge . Lynda was generous with her fabrics and her rules were very easy and not restrictive . We were to use some of each of the fabrics she included , here they are ...

 I should have taken this photo before I used them ,I thought I had but you know what thought did  ;-)  So as you can see we had four fabrics to work with and could add as many as we wished . The project could be any shape or size we wished as long as it included at least one basket and one bird , did I succeed , yes I did , it was so simple really and why I procastinated is beyond me .
Here is my little mini that fits so well in my table stand and I think it looks just wonderful.  The only fabrics I included were the background as well as the backing and the blue for the birds . The pattern I used for this project was a free pattern on Bunny Hill Designs , it was part of a larger quilt I believe and I had printed it off sometime ago with the intentions of making it in wool . I still want to make it in wool as well as I think it would be a perfect pattern for that purpose , maybe I can change out the posie for a poinsetta and the bluebirds for cardinals and I will have the  perfect Christmas topper . Thanks Lynda for the fabrics and the challenge , I do love a challenge . If you visit Lynda's blog you will see what she has made from these same fabrics .
 Now it is back to the machine to work on Irene , time to finish off those x blocks that have been sitting there . Enjoy your day and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by , I truly appreciate it .
 hugs Sheila


  1. Tão delicado! Tão doce!
    Um abraço!
    So delicate! So sweet!

  2. well done! you used those fabrics to make a very sweet quilt.

  3. very pretty.. I would say you rose to the challenge there...

  4. So pretty, and perfect for this time of year. Nice finish.

  5. a beautiful spring mini to hang on your frame, the fabrics are very pretty!

  6. Just the cutest! What a lovely little challenge.

  7. You forgot to add a "surprise"! Looks very pretty - nice job!

  8. Your basket is so sweet. Well done!

  9. That went together beautifully. You should definitely do it in wool, for Christmas. It would be stunning with cardinals and a poinsettia.

  10. So sweet Sheila!!!!
    Happy Easter and hugs from Italy

  11. Pretty fabrics and your mini quilt is gorgeous!

  12. That turned out so nice and it looks super on that stand that you have! I hope that the weather is warming up a bit for you.
    Enjoy your weekend,