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!