Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just a Quick Post to Start off the Week

Here are a few small spool blocks that I made yesterday. The larger square could be used as a coaster or small little quilt. The other smaller spool blocks still need to be stuffed with crushed walnut shells for pincushions. I plan to gift these.
Here is how many of the Accuquilt GO! Bountiful Baskets I have made so far. This is a work in progress with no deadline. Remember all the grief these gave me a while back? I'd say I got a "handle" on it now.

I just have to share this quilt with you. It isn't mine but oh so wonderful for Fall that I just had to share! The owner used the FREE pattern from Moda Bake Shop called, "Sweet Menagerie
Nine Patch."

She chose Botanical Blossoms for the edge-to-edge quilting. I just love how the leaves in the quilting motif play off the prints.

Enjoy your week! Don't forget to check back here on Friday for the Fall into Fall Give Away I'm participating in. Learn more here!


Dianne said...

great pattern and excellent quilting!

onlymehere said...

I swear you have the most giving heart I've ever met. These spools are adorable no matter what you use them for! The quilt is really nice too that you're quilting. I think it's fantastic that you've really learned to love the Go. Your experience with it makes me want one more and more. Someday! I can hardly wait until we find out if our new grandbaby will be a boy or a girl. After that I plan on sewing my little heart out this winter for his/her arrival!

Shakerwood said...

Thanks for the link to the pattern. I just LOVE free patterns. I do wish that they would give alternative fabric needs instead of just jelly rolls, etc. (although they are trying to sell them LOL). I don't have jelly rolls or charm packs or layer cakes since I can't afford them right now and have SO much fabric at home already.

The spools turned out cute!

paulette said...

You basket quilt is going to be stunning!! And your pincushions are SEW sweet!! LOve them!
You have been busy!!

Darlene said...

Love those spools - very cute. You've definitely gotten a handle on those baskets. WooHoo!!!

I've loved that pattern from the Moda Bake Shop since it was posted. It's fabulous in any prints. The quilting looks awesome.

Polly said...

Your quilting is just stunning! And I love the baskets! so, what's you very BEST tip for the basket handles? I've got that die... Polly

Pat said...

Your baskets are WONDERFUL! Can you believe I didn't have a chance yet to try them with the pieces you sent me. MAYBE this week......

Mary Lou Casada said...

Oh, I love the little spools!! What size are they? I blew up the picture to see how they were made; they are definitely going on "The List!" :-D
And the baskets are my favorite of all the GO! dies I've seen!! They'll be the first ones I get (when I win/buy :-D the GO!)
Mary Lou

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Adorable little spools! And I love your baskets more every time I see them~ I'm glad its a long term project; that means I'll get to see them more! :-) Love the autumny nine patch~ the quilting is just perfect! Have a happy week!

Linda said...

Love your quilting Mary. The spool
pattern is one that I have not tried. Looking forward to friday should be fun..

WoolenSails said...

Love how your baskets came out and beautiful quilting as always.


Ariane said...

The little spool blocks are cute and those basket blocks I love!! The quilting is gorgeous on that quilt!!

Julie in the Barn said...

Wonderful stuff you've shared, Mary. After struggling with rotary cut its bitty baskets and handles, I can appreciate the GO cutter craze. I do love the little spools. I may have to put them on my bucket list.

Loris said...

You are right, that quilt is wonderful and warms my heart with thoughts of autumn. The quilting is beautiful. And your spools and baskets are lovely! Perfect fabric for them.

Lori said...

I love seeing the baskets and spools multiply!! They are so pretty!

CaraQuilts said...

Love the quilting you did. It looks beautiful!
Those spools are adorable, and baskets are always cute, in any fabrics!

Mystica said...

I also love the nine patch quilt. Thank you for the link.

Lurline said...

Just love those spools!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love your little spool blocks! How cute! And the fall quilt is beautiful. Someone will be very happy!

beth said...

I really like those spools on point! lovely.

Tonya said...

love the spools and those baskets are beautifl....that quilting is amazing, love it

Catsngrams said...

What amazing spools and I love the baskets. So much talent. Fall quilts are my favorite thanks for sharing.

belinda said...'s too late at night for me to be as inspired as you have just made me with these wonderful quilts and projects...especially the little spools and baskets....

sewmeow said...

Am sew glad you got a "handle" on those basket blocks and they are really wonderful! Have fun w/them.

Janet said...

You do such beautiful quilting! That quilt is lovely for fall.

QuiltSue said...

Your spool blocks are beautiful, and that quilt and its quilting are just wonderful.
You seem to make so many things to give away, I hope you keep something for yourself too?

Carol said...

You certainly got a "handle" on those baskets...they're GREAT!
Love those spools.

Lynn said...

I love spool blocks! Botanical blossoms!!! What beautiful quilting.

Madame Samm said...

Goodness Mary, you have been busy and what beautiful results. Love your pin cushions...tell me when is too many of them? lol
blessings msamm

Deb said...

Love the spools, they're really cute, and you've been very productive with your GO! Beautiful quilting.

Diane H said...

Oh that quilt takes my breath away! Love your little spools, the fabric just makes them perfect.

Stormy Days said...

The quilting on that is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

WOW...once you "get a handle" on things you really Go! Those baskets are SO cute. My basket die came iva UPS man on Friday. I haven't had a chance to touch it :( I love the quilt....It's bookmarked for me to make.

Cindy said...

Lady, you DEFINITELY have a HANDLE on it - you GO girl !!!!

Isn't it fun to make "little projects"? I am having so much fun making Tiny Totes. Quick, Easy satisfaction.....

andsewon said...

Love those sweet spools!!! I may end up getting that die as well just have to see. Pretty Fall quilt indeed. The leaf quilting is awesome!

Valerie Z said...

Thank you for the excitement this morning seeing one of my projects on your blog! This pattern was sew easy and "Fall Back In Time" fabrics just bring it to life. I so enjoy reading your blog daily! Thank you for being so wonderful!

Winona said...

Love the little blocks. Lovely quilt too. As usual, you quilting is gorgeous! Winona

Karen said...

Those pink and brown spools are soooooo calling my name, love them. The baskets are looking great and that's a wonderful 9 patch. Will have to check it out!

Sharon said...

Love the quilting on this. I just purchased that pattern but haven't used it yet. I really like how it looks on this quilt. Your baskets are fab!

Rita said...

Great show and tell, Mary. Your basket are darling. I'm so glad your handle problem is over.

Shelley said...

LOve the spools and the baskets..I'm not sure which are my favorite...

Deb said...

Mary ~ I just love the fall version of Sweet Menagerie! It just shows how seeing a quilt done up in certain colors will influence whether you tackle that particular pattern or not. I had seen the original in more pastels...but the fall colors won me over!

Yvette said...

Love your spools!!! This is just too much eye candy for me to swallow on a Monday morning. EVERYTHING is beautiful.

Quilt Rat said...

This quilt is GORGEOUS!!!!!! LOVE it!
With all the patterns out there I think we sometimes forget just how fabulous a simple 9 patch can be. This one certainly is FAB-U-LOUS!!!

oh and I am really liking those terrific spool blocks

Carole said...

That is a nice looking quilt! Love the panto! Who is that from? Cheers!

Kim D. said...

Love the little spool pin cushion blocks and your baskets are lovely. Fantastic job on the quilting, the owner will love it.

Karen said...

Baskets galore! More, more.

Becky said...

Great quilting! It really pops on the white areas. Thanks for sharing your projects! Love looking at what others are sewing:)

Barb said...

beautiful quilting as always on that quilt.
Your spools will be lovely as pin cushions.

Millie said...

Pretty quilt and I love the panto you used.

Cindy said...

Just wanted to look at this GORGEOUS quilt again, Mary. I don't know why - I JUST LOVE IT !!!!! It is SEW CINDY!!!!

Thank you for always sharing such beauties - both the quilts AND the quilting.

You always make me SMILE.

The Cutest Blog on the Block said...

Wow! What a fun blog! We're following you now!

Ashley - TCBOTB

paulette said...

Wonderful give away, Mary!! Thanks for the chance to win!! I love reading your blog EVERY day!! Nothing like a morning coffee and visit at Quilt Hollow!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

crazypatch dreamer said...

I looked through your blog, and had fun looking at all your projects. I also read about Lexie. Poor lonely dog. Thank you for the giveaway...neat stuff!

Carrie P. said...

I am glad to see you got a handle on those little basket blocks. I really need to get a quilt done so you can quilt one for me.
I have not been doing too well physically and have missed a lot of your blog. So now I am going to catch up on the rest.

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