How is it possible that time flies by so quickly?! Mom pieced my Baskets quilt in Feb 2011 … yes, 8 years ago! I had plans through the years for quilting it – first I thought I’d do some custom quilting with something special in the alternate blocks, then I thought I’d hand quilt it using the big stitch method … finally, I decided it was time to quilt and use it! It got a plain old pantograph – Hearts in Bloom – and not only do I like the quilting on it but I’m thrilled to have finally quilted it!!

I won’t get it bound until next week but it will be wonderful to finish up one of my oldest UFOs!

This was probably one of the first kits I purchased from Connecting Threads and Mom agreed to piece the top for me … for years, I’ve quilted for her and she has paid me back by piecing tops or stitching down appliqué blocks for me and we’re still helping each other. She appliquéd the butterflies in the quilt on my design wall and has already finished appliquing all my Heart blocks that she took home with her at the beginning of the month!


  1. That is really beautiful and so special that your mom pieced it. The quilting design seems very appropriate and is perfect.

  2. Hi Mary! What a great pairing you and your mom make. Woohoo to having your oldest UFO almost finished. And I just love the quilting pattern you chose for it. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Such a cute quilt! And the pantograph is perfect for it. I am hoping to finish a couple of old UFO’s soon. One is not that old and I am on the last block but it is a tough one so I am ignoring it for a while.

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