Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Inspired by last year.

Liberated baskets from book by Gwen Marston called Liberated Quiltmaking II

I found the quilt festival for the first time last year
 and spent lots of time browsing and thinking about what I would do next.
It was this quilt by Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches that really caught my eye.
 I asked for Gwen Marston's book, Liberated Quiltmaking II, for christmas and on the 30th December, the house empty of visitors, I crept up to my little room in the roof and off I went.

First two baskets


By the 31st December there were 7 baskets and I was addicted.
 They were the perfect size to be able to snatch 5 minutes and achieve another basket.

Liberated baskets- from Gwn Marston's book 'Liberated Quiltmaking II'


By January the 4th there were 15.
I used recycled shirts as the backgrounds and scraps that I had for the baskets.

Liberated baskets- from book Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston

Then I went back to the book to look at possible borders and decided on having a go at liberated squares.


Liberated baskets and squares so far.

By january the 30th the quilt was finished but as is often the case I had to wait for a sunny day before being able to do it justice in a photo and so just gave a sneaky peek.

Liberated baskets finished but I need some light to get a good picture

Only  24 hours later the sun came out.

Liberated baskets from book by Gwen Marston called Liberated Quiltmaking II


The quilt is now on the wall of our house and I hope that my entry this year may inspire someone else to have a go just like Jolene's did last year for me.

 
Amy's Creative Side

9 comments:

CitricSugar said...

Very cute!

Quilt+Bitch said...

It is very liberated indeed. Love your choices of colors.

sewfrench.com said...

What a great pattern to show off special fabrics! Really cute!

sewfrench.com said...

What a great pattern to show off special fabrics! Really cute!

Simply Sandy said...

Oh, this is so pretty. I love that you hand quilted it. I bet it looks fantastic hanging on your wall.

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Your quilt is just wonderful. I like how you used shirts as the backgrounds. When I was teaching full time I too would steal away in my attic sewing room for a few minutes here and there. Now I am not working full time so I have more time for sewing - but no sewing room. Still one finds a way! Thanks for sharing this whimsical quilt. Gwen Marston is on my bucket list for sure!

purduepam said...

Pretty. I love that you upcycled shirts for the background. I want one of Gwen's books. I have checked them out from the library. She has so many great techniques.

Whosies said...

i saw these years ago in a magazine and i have always loved them! thanks for sharing and reminding me.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Lovely baskets! I like the fact that they're all different, but kind of uniform.