Friday, March 27, 2009

May Basket

"A Golden May Basket”
Size: approximately 22" x 22"
Completed: Spring 2004
Made in: Bellingham, WA
Given to: Emily Dade
Machine pieced and quilted on a Pfaff Hobby 301

The story: This wall hanging was also a class taught by Nancy at Fourth Corner Quilts in Bellingham, WA. I took the class in May2004 and completed the piece sometime that spring. The class just got me as far as the 12 1/2" May Basket Block and I turned it on point and added the borders, white triangles and cornerstones. I also did a lot more quilting that was visible on this piece. My first quilt was just quilted in the ditch, but I did some pretty heavy quilting on this one. Not bad for only my second quilt.

I loved the bright colors of the batik fabric, but it didn't match anything in my house. Eventually, I hung it in my office at work, where it looked great. Then, in June 2005, when we were moving to Hawaii, for some reason I decided to give it to my sister Emily. She found the perfect palce for it in her house. She passed away from breast cancer in July 2007, but her husband Gary has kept it and even found a perfect place for it in their new home. It means a lot to me that Gary and the kids have it. I know Emily really loved it.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure this means so much to your brother-in-law, as well. It's so beautiful. I showed my hubby this pic, and he was so excited, saying "it totally looks like a basket!!" He's all about 'structured' quilt blocks.