Flower Baskets and Modern Improv

Judy is the sweetest person. I met her at a show a few years back….and we were kindred spirits. It’s amazing how that happens, right? It’s a God thing.

She sent these 2 beauties.


All of these baskets are needle turn applique. Beautiful. She used tons of wovens for the backgrounds and I can’t think of the name of the type of fabrics….They fall in the Asian category..but i think they have a special name?? It’s lost on me right now. Anyway The pictures and lighting aren’t giving this quilt justice. It’s so beautiful…and full of textures due to the type of fabrics. I also love the colors and the feeling of it all.

Great job, JUDY!

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I quilted the tops of the baskets with all the same back & forth lines..then added textures to the bottoms of each one with different designs.

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I framed it all in with a  feather. In the pieced blocks..I put a different design in each one. All of the textures and different blocks provides so much interest. Beautiful quilt.



This next one is a modern quilt. Judy wasn’t real fond of it after she had finished it…but I think it’s beautiful. It’s difficult to see but a few of the fabrics all have a kind of sheen to them…kind of like metallic..but not overwhelming. It’s just enough to add interest.

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So I was thinking different organic-non-straight lines would be perfect for this quilt. so that’s what I quilted. I went through with a  brown colored thread…then I went back with a sage green color as well. Nothing to dramatic….but again I wanted to add some interest.



Look at this backing: WOWZA!


So beautiful!

Thanks Judy! Always a pleasure talking with you!




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