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Sunday, November 7, 2010

The 2 1/2" strip swap quilt

If you follow my blog regularly, you know that I posted here about the strip swap that my quilt group had. We've all been working on our quilts, and the big reveal will be at this coming weekend's retreat. Most of my quilts have been quilted by NancyZ from our group. This quilt, though, I took to someone else to keep the element of surprise going.

This is my quilt. I chose this pattern from the Scrap Basket Quilts book because the basket block is one of my favorites. While I wasn't crazy about this pattern when I first started sewing the blocks, it's grown on me. I love the colors of this quilt and how fabrics that aren't normally in my stash have made a beautiful quilt.

I think this is one of the best projects our group has done, and I am looking forward to seeing what the other quilts look like.

20 comments:

Pokey said...

It's a pretty finish, Mary! Good for you to keep it secret. Your group will love it.

Sue said...

It's very pretty and I love basket quilts too.

Have a wonderful Lord's Day!

Karen said...

I sure do like your scrappy basket quilt. Also the basket quilt in your header picture.

Elizabethd said...

That looks wonderful. You really do sew the most lovely quilts.

Sara said...

Mary,

That is a lovely quilt...you did a great job...

Shakerwood said...

What a good use of the strips! I just love how that turned out.

Melanie said...

ok--- I love this...The brights and touches of pastels really cheer it up. I'm asking Santa for that book. I've seen so many cute quilt patterns from that book.

Linda said...

Mary, The quilt turned out great! It has a warm and cozy look to it. I love the colors for this time of year!

Barb said...

I love this quilt, it is wonderful what you did with your strips! Thank you for sharing, you are such an inspiration! Oh boy that is a pretty quilt...I do love it! Have a wonderful week, blessings sent your way!

Thelma said...

Mary, I just love this quilt! Great pattern choice. A basket quilt from strips, who knew?? I hope you share pictures of what the other ladies in the swap came up with.

Leann said...

Oh Mary, this is great. I love the colors - so warm and comfy feeling. I could cuddle up under it with a good book, some popcorn and coffee!

Leann

Audrey said...

Wonderful! Fabulous!! Great!! Awesome!! They are all going to love it. It is SO YOU!

Brandie said...

Simply Beautiful!

At Home With Amy said...

It's just beautiful Mary. Just like the person you are.
Hugs,
AMY

Karen Sue said...

It's a wonderful quilt and what a great feeling to have it finished, instead of in pieces!! I am trying to move my latest from top to finished on my bed. Gotta keep the momentum going!

Dolores said...

Congratulations on completing a beautiful/interesting quilt!!!

Angie Berry said...

Wow, beautiful!! I love the pattern you used and especially the colors! I hope you have a most wonderful time at the retreat. How fun to finally see the others. Enjoy!

Karen said...

What a wonderful quilt! My quilt bee did an exchange of 1 1/2 inch strips in fall colors. I have been wishing that the strips were at least 2 inches instead. I have not started on the quilt from them yet, but I do finally have something in mind. I love what you chose to do! :0)

Linda said...

What a great quilt! The colors are so pretty!

Beverly said...

Basket quilts are one of my favorites. You made a beautiful quilt. I love the rich warm colors.
Your group should be quite impressed. Won't it be fun seeing what everyone chose to do.