Saturday, October 30, 2010

Basket Quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival

Its time again for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, graciously hosted by Amy. I thought I'd share a favorite quilt of mine-my basket quilt.
The pattern is actually called Cake Stand but I've always thought of this as my basket quilt. I just love the ribbon border. There are 36 baskets made with 14 different fabrics. I remember that from a fat eighth (9" x 22") I could get 2 baskets. I "gridded" the triangles and it was quite easy to make all the HSTs that way.
You all know how much I love vintage things. This was the first time I tried my hand at a "vintage look" quilt. I wanted a 1930s feel to the quilt-it was just when 30s repro fabrics were coming out and while I used some I mostly used quilting or dress fabrics that gave the impression that I wanted.
The above fabric was given to me by a friend (dress scraps) and the below is actually one of the early Japanese quilting fabrics.
It is hand quilted...you can see below the feather wreath, a little fleur de lis design and one inch parallel lines that I used in the spaces between the baskets. (You also get a peak on the upper right of one of the 30s repro fabrics.) I just outline quilted the baskets with 1/4" and 1/2" lines.
This quilt was on our bed for years but then I noticed that it has started to fade. It was in the closet for two years but I missed seeing it so now I've put it out in the guest room (and I'm keeping the shutters closed unless we actually have guests!)

Hope you enjoyed seeing this quilt...hop on over to Amy's and visit all the wonderful quilts being shared this week.

48 comments:

Lesly said...

I love this quilt - such a classic block - and especially I love the ribbon border. So pretty!

karenfae said...

such a vintage look and beautiful. There are always so many quilts posted for this event that I is hard to even visit a third of the sites - I'm glad I have you on my reader!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sandra said...

Miri,
Great job on this quilt-great vintage feel and lovely quilting.
Thanks for sharing it.
Please come see my entries: 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and my b&w/pink mini quilt.

mb. said...

beautiful. I love basket quilts & I agree re: this block. it is just gorgeous.

beth said...

It's beautiful Miri! I would want to have it out to look at too!

Kristen said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the border and those medallions that were quilted.

I didn't know it was called Cake stand either. The one I shared this weekend I call my basket quilt too!! :)

Barb said...

What a wonderful quilt....

elizabeth said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I too love the vintage feel.

Michelle said...

I, too, love traditional, vintage quilts. Your basket quilt is a real beauty. The ribbon border is perfect for it.

It's good that the quilt has been well-used. That's how it should be.

Martha said...

It's a beauty -- the "baskets" are so sweet, and I love all the white space with the beautiful quilting. The ribbon border is awesome -- I'm going try that.

Rene' said...

Miri, this is such a pretty quilt! I love your stitching on it too. Thanks for sharing!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Beautiful quilt! I love repro's too. :-)

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful Quilt duvet

Aunt Spicy said...

totally love this quilt! is gorgeous!

ps. thanks for visiting my blog last week, so fun to discover your blog!

Micki said...

The quilt is so lovely.I love baskets and this one is just stunning!
Micki

Deborah said...

Lovely!

Cathi said...

This is such a beautiful quilt -- I love the fabrics you chose. I've always been attracted to basket quilts -- and yours is such a pretty one!

The Calico Cat said...

I really like that border too.

Karen said...

This is a lovely quilt. I do like the way it is set against the white to show off the beautiful fabrics.
Gorgeous work with the hand quilting!

Julia said...

Great job Miri,
I love it...beautiful great vintage feel and lovely quilting.
Thanks for sharing it.
Julia ♥

Diane H said...

You certainly achieved your goal with this 'vintage' beauty - well done!

Debbie said...

It really does look vintage, Miri! And, Cake Stand IS a strange name for a pattern of a basket, LOL.

Roslyn said...

I didn't know that this was called Cake Stand Miri but yours is sweetly old fashioned. It must have taken a while to handquilt.

Darlene Gerber said...

Miri,

Your quilt is lovely. I really like your ribbon border. Have you used it on any other quilts? I would love to put one of my quilts on our bed, but the cats don't make it possible.
Darlene
http://iquiltscarletandgray.blogspot.com/

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Your quilt is very beautiful and really looks like a vintage one! Love the blue basket! Such a lovely fabric!

moira said...

your hand quilting is exquisite.

Allie said...

This is so beautiful - it does have a lovely vintage feel, I love the baskets and the ribbon border - they look so difficult! And the hand quilting is just spectacular!

Rachel Hauser said...

I guess fading is inevitable when we love and use our quilts. I'm glad you found a new room for it!

Cindy V. said...

wow your hand quilting is so intricate and beautiful!!! i hope mine looks as good as yours someday, seriously. i love the vintage 30s quilts and fabrics, too - the first quilt i'm going to make for myself will be made from a variety of repro fabrics.

Mary said...

What a beautiful quilt...and all that intricate hand quilting. It is gorgeous.

jan said...

I love the look of the white fabric 'setting off' all the prints. A really lovely quilt!

Catherine said...

Beautiful and it just looks so perfect on that bed! I'm glad you handquilted it as that just adds to the whole vintage look of it. I always thought it was a 'basket block' but I like the 'cakestand' name and I guess some blocks have different names.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love the vintage look and this quilt completely nails that.

The border and quilting are sweet too.

Roslyn said...

Yes the ribbon border is gorgeous, I have only done that once but it is so effective.

Vicki ♥ said...

I love your quilt....it is beautiful and lots of work has gone into it and like you say its a shame to have it locked away.

Kate said...

What a lovely quilt. Pretty blocks, lovely quilting and a great border.

P. said...

Cake Stand, huh? I can't see that, but baskets, definitely. Miri, this is a wonderful quilt! I love that you used scraps to achieve the vintage look. Very effectively, too. Your hand quilting is beautiful. It's nice that you've gotten it out again to enjoy.

I'm going to be late to the party with my Quilt Festival post, but it should be coming in a couple days. I'm waiting for photos (I gave the quilt away without taking finished pics, and it's in Germany).

Notjustnat said...

Gorgeous quilt Miri. I love all basket quilts and this one with Japanese fabric. Thanks for sharing your special quilt - Enjoy the festival - Hugs Nat

Andee said...

The hand quilting is gorgeous and the quilt looks very vintage. Nice job!

bearpaw said...

I love this pattern! It works so well with the white background. Lovely quilt!

farmersdotter said...

Love your quilt too! LOVE the vintage ones the most. You left me a comment and so I went straight to your site. Thanks for taking the time to look! It's been fun seeing everyone else's creations!
Brenda...the Farmer's Dotter
www.farmersdotter.com

Susan Entwistle said...

Such a nice summery quilt. Love it. Between the hubs and the dogs, I could never have anything white :)

Philippa said...

Hi Miri. Love your cake stand quilt. You have captured the vintage look perfectly. It must be a pleasure to see as you pass the room each day. I remember visiting your blog during the last quilt festival. Lovely to see your work again. Thanks for visiting my quilt and for your very kind comments. There's nothing like making use of our vintage textile. See you in the blogosphere.

pinsandneedles said...

I love the look of this quilt and your hand quilting is beautiful.

Kate said...

Love that block and it is so fresh and clean looking with the white background.

Claudia said...

Absolutely lovely quilt. I love the design and vintage look. I'm also a lover of 30's textiles.

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

I agree...baskets more than cake stands! :) Love it on the white, so pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments on my quilt!

Carol said...

Very pretty, Miri. The ribbon border is a nice touch.