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?


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh wow! I think it is absolutely incredible. So many tiny triangles. So much work. So much detail. So much patience. Really so beautiful!

Debra said...

It's amazing!!!I love the embroidery-it adds the finishing touch. This is superb.

Sally said...

Oh my, how gorgeous! I love it; so many tiny pieces and then the embroidery added. I don't know how you have the patience! I have probably told you about my Big Mama who when she went blind, she still cut her squares using a piece of cardboard. The only thing we had to do was thread the needles; we did several at the time. I was so amazed that even at 104, she still was able. Her motto in life? Keeping your hands busy making a clear mind. She didn't worry about things! :)


Chip Butter said...

Over the years since I have been reading your blog, you have created some pretty amazing pieces, but I really think this one is my favorite. I just love it! How beautiful!!! To make enough blocks for a full-sized quilt would definitely be a life's work.

Prims By The Water said...

OMG this is AMAZING! I know I could never create this. Wonderful job! Janice

mamasmercantile said...

Wow. That is stunning, my goodness the work that went into that. Words fail me...

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love your amazing hand pieced and sewn “Basket” ! The embroidery makes it come alive!

handmade by amalia said...

I'm so glad I found your blog, the basket is gorgeous, as is your whole blog. I'll be back.