CQ 2012 Basket

This is one of the five baskets I'm doing as the focal points for my 2012 CQ Challenge wall hanging. You can refer to the chart of the quilt that I posted here earlier this month to see where they will be going. All of the stitches for this basket are simple and consist of straight stitch, lazy daisy, a lot of French knots, padded satin stitch, split stitch, and outline stitch. All open areas were then topped with sz 11 and 15 seed beads. I added the bow to the handle as it needed something at the top when I finished the embroidery. I also added a mixture of small flowers to this vintage basket design from other vintage sources as the basket didn't look complete. You are welcomed to print a copy of the design. This will not be actual size so you can reduce or enlarge it on your computer.

Signature Wedding Quilt

Here is the signature wedding quilt I did for my niece two years ago. You can read about it in one of the past issues of CQ Magazine online.

CQ 2012 Challenge

I should have explained more about the chart I did for my wall hanging. The design is my own and the diamond shape* was cut from a 10" square piece of paper. Each diamond will have a basket of flowers if all goes as planned. The designs for the baskets are from vintage embroidery transfers. I made changes to them all as in some I loved the basket but not the flowers. I added more flowers, some bows, and various "stray" designs to help them fill in the diamonds fairly equally. I will be saving some of the designs to publish in the CQ Magazine. Eventually, the whole quilt will be here on my blog.

*To get this design, I folded the 10" square of paper into quarters and then once more into a triangle (like a snowflake you might have made as a child.) Here are drawings of how I cut it.

Crazy Quilt 2012 Challenge

I have joined in a challenge with several other crazy quilt enthusiasts on the Yahoo crazyquilting list to finish a large quilt by the year 2012. Instead of a bed quilt, I prefer a wall hanging. I have charted my quilt and have a photo of that chart below. I will be writing about portions of it on CQMagOnline as well as this blog, but the entire project will eventually be shown here. The wall hanging will be ~42"x43" not really large by some standards, but large for someone like me whose attention wanders. Wish me luck in sticking this out to the finish!!!

A Doll's Crazy Quilt by Shirlee

Here is a great example of the detail Shirlee pays to every project she does. Even a doll doesn't get short changed. She dressed this doll's bed as her part of a barter with someone else. There are a lot of great ideas for you in this quilt.