I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A pieced ,blossoming basket

has come together after 5 months of planning, cutting, marking, stitching, and embroidering.............
all by hand. 
You may remember I posted on this post
about Grace Snyder who inspired me to make my own quilt block.
by cutting hundreds of tiny triangles

which, when sewn together, make very tiny squares.

I decided to make a different basket design than the one
shown in the vintage quilt book

I hand cut and hand stitched each little piece

I then embellished it with my own hand embroidery

adding french knots and .....if  you look closely,
thorns to the rose stems,

and a lot of little lazy daisy stitches

I wanted  a pointed border frame to run around the design 

All together there are 3,200 triangles
which when sewn together make 1600 squares that
are 3/4 ".
the quilt, at the moment measures 28" X 22"  It will be a wall hanging.
I now need to place the batting and the back fabric on ,
and then hand quilt it all together.
I think I will name this quilt
" My Summer Basket" 
what do you think?