Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Love Portabella Baskets!

Several weeks ago Karen posted this beautiful top that she appliqued and pieced. I fell in love with it especially because it was appliqued baskets with a gorgeous fabric line.

Karen gifted me her top! Again, KAREN GIFTED ME HER TOP WITH THE BACKING AN BINDING INCLUDED!!

I'm absolutely in love with this quilt and couldn't wait to quilt, wash, dry and crinkle it! Karen has been absolutely wonderful to me in SEW many ways. Her applique work is AMAZING! Thank you Karen....time and time again!

I shared with you this Chain Saw quilt that I quilted earlier in the year. Do you know that I have NEVER entered a quilt show besides the Schnibble I submitted on-line this year? Well, this is a first for me when I opened the email today that read, "Mary, you will be getting a ribbon in the mail for being the machine quilter, who made my quilt shine!" Jan took third place in the large pieced category. Congrats Jan!
You still have time to enter my giveaway here!

35 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Blessings abound, congratulations all around.

Loris said...

What a beautiful gift! The Portabella Baskets quilt is absolutely wonderful. What a treasure to receive from such a sweet friend! You will no doubt enjoy it for time to come.
Congrats also on your ribbon! Well deserved!

Darlene said...

A ribbon!!! WooHoo!!! Dancing across the desert for you!!!!

I love those baskets, too. One day soon mine will be done. :-)
Karen has gifted me with so many things, as well. She has a very generous spirit.

Vivian said...

The basket quilt is beautiful! You're a lucky lady to receive it and Karen has such a kind soul to give it to you.
How wonderful to learn that your quilting helped earn a ribbon for the quilt--well deserved!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Congratulations on a ribbon!

Love the basket quilt! Karen is just wonderful! Lucky you! :-)

Have a happy day!

WoolenSails said...

Love that basket quilt, beautiful fabrics and quilting.
Congratulations on the quilting ribbon, you deserve it.

Debbie

Carol said...

Beautiful basket quilt, I love it too, what a great gift. Porabella Market is one of my favorite fabrics.

Chelle (Dana) said...

Congrats on the ribbon and on the beautiful quilt! You are one lucky Gal. I love the colors and nice krinkly look of Portabella Baskets!

Karen said...

I like it when a quilt show honors the quilter also. It didn't used to be that way. Congratulations!

Sharon said...

Beautiful quilt...lucky you! And a well deserved blue ribbon too...way to go!

Ariane said...

OH I love your basket quilt. It's gorgeous. And congratulations on winning a ribbon for your quilting. That is so great!!!

aplainpath said...

What an exciting post! What a sweet friend...with a sweet gift. Congrats on your ribbon. The quilt deserves it!

Jen said...

Wow! Lucky girl! You definietly deserved the ribbon, the quilting on that quilt is gorgeous! You also deserved the quilt top because you are so generous and giving yourself! Karen's a sweetheart! Can't wait to see it quilted!

Kaaren said...

I just love that basket quilt!

Lucky you Mary to benefit from Karen's generosity.

Your quilting definitely deserves a ribbon...every time!

paulette said...

Wow!! YOU are so lucky!! That was very generous of Karen!! What a sweetheart!! I loved that basket quilt...so happy that it went to a good home!! You did a wonderful job finishing it off!!
Take care!
Paulette

Cindy N. said...

Wow you area a super lucky gal!! When I saw that quilt top on Karens blog it was part of the inspiration for me to make a similar quilt for myself! I have about 5 baskets complete!!

Kim said...

Fantastic quilty news! Karen chose the perfect home for the basket quilt. :)

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Mary, what a wonderful gift. Karen is so, sew, generous and kind. I love that you gave the quilt that crinkly look to show us. Makes me want to work faster on mine so I have more of them to curl up in. AND...Congratulations on your ribbon. Well done dear friend. Did you know she was entering it in a show? Hugs...

onlymehere said...

I'm starting to love these baskets too! How are your's coming along?

Dawn Heese said...

Congrats!

Jo said...

Kuddos to you Mary...I am always in awe of your quilting...may your bobbin always be full.

QuiltSue said...

Whoohoo, well done on winning your ribbon. I'm not surprised though from what I see here of your quiting it is beautiful.

Stephanie said...

What a gift...generous and gorgeous. Congratulations on the ribbon for your quilting of the other quilt.

Teresa said...

Congrats on receiving the baskets and a ribbon!! Yippee!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Quilt Rat said...

A Gorgeous quilt and a ribbon! YiPEE!
Sounds like someone is having a pretty wonderful day.

Why don't you enter shows? Not enough room for all of the ribbons you'd be awarded????

Lori said...

The basket quilt is lovely! That is so kind and generous of Karen to give it to you!!
Congrats on the ribbon!!

AnnieO said...

It is a beauty, you lucky woman! Terrific fast finish on that project, LOL, you couldn't wait another second apparently. Congrats on your ribbon--very exciting.

SewCalGal said...

Big congratulations. Love the basket quilt and am very happy to hear you won a ribbon. Yippee.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

Big congratulations. Love the basket quilt and am very happy to hear you won a ribbon. Yippee.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Double smiles for you. You must be so tickled to receive the basket quilt. Karen is very sweet.

Wendy said...

Double smiles for you. You must be so tickled to receive the basket quilt. Karen is very sweet.

Carrie P. said...

Wowee! Karen sure is a very generous quilter to share with you. It is a fabulous quilt.
Congrats on it and your ribbon. Well done.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a beautiful gift! The baskets are beautiful, and the fabrics are so yummy.

Congratulations on winning a ribbon for your quilting! I can't believe you've never entered a competition -- your work is unbelievable. I'm sure you'd be winning ribbons all over the place!

Mystica said...

What a wonderful gift.

Barb said...

wonderful gift! great colors