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

17 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Your basket is so sweet. Well done!

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

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

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  11. Pretty fabrics and your mini quilt is gorgeous!

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  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,
    Judy

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