Tuesday, July 24, 2012

30s Basket Quilt

This is a better look at the 30s basket quilt that you saw in this post about Orca Bay.   I keep a piece of white flannel on the twin bed that is in my sewing room.  To be honest, there were so many threads on the piece of flannel that I tossed this little quilt down on the bed before I took the blog photo.



I made this little quilt several years ago and just did a little echo quilting around the applique' flowers and then free motion quilting over the rest of the quilt.  The binding is pieced from leftover strips.  It measures approximately 35" X 42".


Here is how it looked on the twin bed.  I think it would make a nice wall hanging, and I could make a larger quilt in 30s fabrics for the bed.  This is now my sewing room, and my sewing machine now sits along this wall.



These are smocked pillows and are from either a McCalls or Simplicity pattern that my mother-in-law bought probably 30 years or so ago.  She taught my sister-in-law and I how to make them.  The pillows in the photo were made and given to me by my sister-in-law Gladys.  She had started to crochet a granny square afghan and was tired of working on it.  I took the bag of squares and yarn and finished the afghan for her.  She gave me these pillows as a thank you. 


 
The pattern for this little quilt is from this Leisure Arts book. 
 

I hope you are all stitching today. 

Thanks for visiting!!!!

20 comments:

  1. Your basket quilt is beautiful! I love the log cabin border! :0)

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  2. I have had this book for years, and never noticed this quilt..Yours is beautiful! I'll have to take another look at this book..Love your colors!

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  3. This is gorgeous and I love the small size. The pillows look great with it!

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  4. Be still my heart! I'm in love. I'll be shopping for this book as soon as I get home tonight. Beautiful!! Thanks for the info.

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  5. Your 30's basket quilt is really Darling! Your sewing is always impeccable.

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  6. LuAnn ... I love your 30's basket quilt. Sew inspiring ... :) Pat

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  7. I have that book and I have that pattern bookmarked as "someday" project. What a sweet little wallhanging! Yes, get a 30s quilt made to go with it--you don't have anything else going on do you? : )
    Aren't those pillows fun?

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  8. Beautiful basket quilt! I love the pillows, too. Looks very inviting.

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  9. This is a really lovely quilt, LuAnn. Love that coloured frame around the baskets - perfect choice of fabrics! The pillows look great there too.

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  10. Beautiful pictures, beautiful quilt and pillows.
    KATRIN W.

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  11. You did such a nice job on this quilt, LuAnn, the colors are so cozy warm! Your tiny log cabin pieced border adds so much to the finish.
    It looks so nice on the yellow bedspread with those fun pillows, I think yours could be featured in a book!
    :-}pokey

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  12. I LOVE this quilt! So cute and it would be a great baby quilt if the need arose. Very cute as a wall hanging too.

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  13. Your little 30's quilt is amazing! I love it.

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  14. Love your basket quilt! The quilting is lovely :-)

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  15. This is such a pretty little 30's quilt. I love the combination of log cabin blocks, baskets, and applique. I was going to ask which pattern you used, but you kindly showed your source.
    Gulp -- I own the book! No excuse for not making my own version some day.

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  16. Your basket quilt is so beautiful :-)
    You always do such lovely work!

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  17. Lovely quilt! The pillows look like candies -yum.

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  18. Lovely quilt, love thse fabrics you used and I really like the pillows too, looks great together.

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  19. I love those pillows! They are so awesome with that quilt!

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